Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes With Whipped Coconut Butter Frosting

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Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes With Whipped Coconut Butter Frosting | Some days, only chocolate will do, am I right, ladies? And for those days, you need this recipe for grain-free Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes! A whipped coconut butter frosting adds nourishing fat and the benefits of coconut for a truly healthy treat! | WildlyOrganic.com

Sometimes, we really need chocolate cake, am I right, ladies?

When we’re having one of those days, we just need something fun and decadent, like these Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes with Whipped Coconut Butter Frosting.

They are also perfect for parties and potlucks, if you feel like sharing. If you don’t…well, no judgment here I promise!

Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes with Whipped Coconut Butter Frosting

These little chocolate gems are perfect in so many ways:

  • Gluten-Free and grain-free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Lots of healthy coconut goodness
  • Can be made sugar-free
  • Contain cacao nibs, a great source of magnesium
  • Portion control is a good thing (but not strictly enforced )

Speaking of healthy coconut goodness…

Coconut butter is also called coconut manna — a perfect name for this stuff because it is absolutely divine! It’s naturally a little sweet so you don’t have to add any sweetener to it at all if you prefer.

I do, however, recommend adding a touch of Wildly Organic’s Coconut Syrup. It has the loveliest golden-y, caramel-y sweetness that you just don’t find in other brands. I know this because I ran out and had to use another brand I purchased at a local store.

Thinking the Wildly Organic flavor was “standard”, I was highly disappointed at that first taste. No golden caramel flavor at all!

Whether you have a group of girlfriends coming over for coffee, a child’s birthday party, or just one of those “If I don’t get chocolate right now someone’s getting hurt” days…

These decadent Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes with Whipped Coconut Butter Frosting  are exactly what you need! Make a big batch and freeze them so you always have some on hand.

Will you share these yummy cupcakes or keep them all to yourself?

Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes With Whipped Coconut Butter Frosting
Whether you have a group of girlfriends coming over for coffee, a child's birthday party, or just one of those "If I don't get chocolate right now someone's getting hurt" days... These decadent Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes with Whipped Coconut Butter Frosting are exactly what you need! Make a big batch and freeze them so you always have some on hand.
Servings24 cupcakes
Ingredients
Decadent Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes
Whipped Coconut Butter Frosting
Instructions
Make The Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine coconut flour, almond flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt, and shredded coconut until well incorporated.
  3. In a large mixing bowl cream together the coconut oil, coconut sugar (or stevia), and vanilla with a mixer.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Beat in 1/3 of the dry mixture at a time until it is mixed thoroughly.
  6. Stir in cacao nibs.
  7. If they batter is very thick, add nut milk a tablespoon at a time until you get to a cake batter consistency.
  8. Using a small cookie dough scoop, divide batter evenly among 24 silicone baking cups (or use paper cupcake liners and muffin tins), approximately a scoop and a half per baking cup.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Make The Whipped Coconut Butter Frosting
  1. Combine frosting ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Using a whisk attachment if possible, whip the ingredients together until creamy and well incorporated.
  3. Spread frosting onto the cupcakes and sprinkle with cacao nibs if desired.
  4. Or, pipe frosting onto cupcakes (for tall, billowy frosting you may want to double the recipe),
Recipe Notes

Since the absorbency of coconut flour can vary, you may need to add more liquid to get a cake batter consistency. Use nut milk, milk of choice, or even water.

Gluten-Free Baking Tip: Use smaller baking dishes and you'll get a better rise when using gluten-free flours. You can't get much smaller than silicone baking cups! You can certainly use paper cupcake liners if you don't have silicone baking cups.

Silicone baking cups are great -- less waste, you can put all 24 on a large baking sheet and skip the muffin tins, and they actually release the baked goods. Paper liners tend to peel off the outer layer and hang on to it for dear life.

Why do we love grain-free baking so much? Here's why!

If piping the frosting, it's best to work in small batches and keep the frosting refrigerated while working. The coconut cream and butter warm fairly quickly from your hands if you're using a pastry bag.

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