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Chocolate cup cakes with creamy chocolate frosting (GF/vegan)

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I have been craving chocolate cake lately so I gave in and made these yummy moist chocolate cakes. I added some beets too to give a little extra nutrition. The beet flavor is completely unnoticeable. I used avocados as a base for the frosting and it was so rich and creamy I kept eating it by the spoonful. My husband even approved and he is a pretty tough critic! If you want to make these grain free you can use buckwheat groats instead of oats.

Chocolate cup cakes

1/4 cup ground shredded coconut

1/4 cup ground sunflower seeds

1/4 cup ground gluten free oats (or buckwheat groats if you want grain free)

1 tablespoon oil (coconut,olive etc.)

2 tablespoons tapioca flour

1 apple peeled

2 tablespoons coconut milk

1/4 cup water

1/2 small beet

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/4 cup honey or maple

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

optional: a few drops of stevia for extra sweetness

* process the apple,beet and water and mix with the rest of the ingredients.

* fill  greased or lined cupcake pan and bake for about 20 minutes at 350F or until slightly firm.

* Makes 6 cupcakes

Chocolate frosting

2 avocados

2 tablespoons smart balance butter (or grass fed butter if not vegan)

1/2 cup honey

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

optional: a few drops of stevia for extra sweetness

This recipe is also seen here http://www.allergyfreealaska.com/2013/08/08/whole-food-fridays-8-9-13/  and here http://dietdessertndogs.com/2013/08/08/wellness-weekend-august-8-12-2013 and here http://www.thetastyalternative.com/2013/08/allergy-free-wednesdays-week-80-august.html along with many other gluten free recipes.

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One thought on “Chocolate cup cakes with creamy chocolate frosting (GF/vegan)

  1. Oh wow, those look decadent. Love the avocado in the frosting and the beet in the cupcake!

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