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Chocolate Cupcakes: Free of Gluten, Dairy, Nuts & Refined Sugar

Chocolate Cupcakes: Free of Gluten, Dairy, Nut & Refined Sugar! We made a wonderful group of friends when we did NCT classes during my first pregnancy. Six odd years (and twelve kids between us) later, those friendships are still going strong. We don’t get to see each other nearly as much as we used to, and certainly aren’t able to swan around having coffee all afternoon, but we still make the effort to meet up during the school holidays when we can. 

I hosted a little festive tea party for four of the six families yesterday, and devised a new cupcake recipe to serve up. One of our friends and her daughter are both allergic to nuts, and as most of my go-to cakes contain them I had to put my thinking cap on. 

What I came up with was, if I do say so myself, one of my best inventions yet! These cupcakes are super moist, suitably Christmassey from the cinnamon and not too sweet. Coconut flour based, sweetened with home made apple sauce and a small handful of dates, then drizzled with melted dark chocolate, these little babies were a massive win with both the kids and adults. I will definitely be making them again 😉 

Ingredients for 12 generous sized cupcakes

100g bar of good quality dark chocolate
4 free range eggs
10 dates
1 cup home made apple sauce
1 cup coconut flour  
1/4 cup cocoa or cacao 
1/4 cup coconut oil 
tbsp cinnamon
tsp vanilla 
tsp bicarbonate of soda

Method

– preheat the oven to 160C and line a muffin tin with cases, or grease it with a little extra coconut oil

Chocolate Cupcakes: Free of Gluten, Dairy, Nut & Refined Sugar! – put the coconut flour into a large bowl

– put all the other ingredients into your blender or food processor, and whiz until it is thick shake consistency 

– pour the liquid ingredients all over the coconut flour, and combine well with a spoon

Chocolate Cupcakes: Free of Gluten, Dairy, Nut & Refined Sugar! – divide the mixture between the cases or muffin holes

– bake in the oven for 20 minutes 

– while the cakes are baking melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl

– after removing the cakes from the oven, allow to cool then drizzle over the melted chocolate

– place on a cake stand and enjoy 🙂 

Chocolate Cupcakes: Free of Gluten, Dairy, Nut & Refined Sugar!  

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  1. October 28, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Ooooh, that sounds like my kind of cake! Sweet, but not too sweet, moist and chocolatey. Nom, nom! My NCT group and I also bonded like glue, and we always make the effort to keep in touch and see each other regularly. It was an invaluable ‘investment’ to join those classes. Thanks for sharing with #FreeFromFridays honey x

  2. October 22, 2016 / 7:48 am

    These look really good! Love that they have coconut flour in it esp as its really easy to find now! x

  3. October 21, 2016 / 11:24 am

    Ohmygoodness!!!! These look absolutely gorgeous!!!! YUM! I’ve got a feeling I’ll be making chocolate cake this weekend — have just commented on another chocco recipe on #FreeFromFridays too!! 🙂 xx

  4. December 25, 2015 / 7:56 am

    They look so amazing – you really are inventive with your recipes, imagine fitting all those challenges into one recipe. Thank goodness for coconuts!

  5. December 24, 2015 / 10:30 am

    They look amazing. Thank you for the recipe.

  6. December 23, 2015 / 9:02 am

    Oooo yummy! These look and sound fabulous. I do love a good hit of chocolate so these would really float my boat!! Have a superb Christmas!!

  7. December 22, 2015 / 6:48 pm

    Thanks my lovely, thought you might like these being nut free 😉 I get mine from Funky Raw, really lovely website selling truly organic produce.

    You can buy Tiana coconut flour in Waitrose though, or on Ocado.com xx

  8. December 22, 2015 / 6:45 pm

    These are amazing darling, may I ask where you get coconut flour, can only find it online although husband was sure he saw it in a large Sainsburies near us recently x

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