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Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes and Rich Chocolate Orange Frosting Recipe

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These cupcakes are the perfect treat for birthdays and special occasions. Rich and decadent, making them the perfect dessert for this get-togethers with family and friends.

The cupcakes are gluten free, using a combination of coconut flour and sprouted quinoa flour (courtesy of To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co. Read my review here).

They are full of protein and fiber and have a wonderful moist texture. They are super filling, so one per person will probably be sufficient, if you’re planning a party.

These cupcakes are not overly sweet, which is the perfect combination with the frosting, which is rich and chocolaty, with a splash of citrus to liven it up. The key with these cupcakes is to not over bake them, or else they will end up dry and crumbly.

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About Jessica Espinoza

Jessica is a real food nut, coconut everything enthusiast, avid reader and researcher, blossoming yogi, and animal lover. She has had a life-long passion for food and being in the kitchen is where she is the happiest. Jessica started Delicious Obsessions in 2010 as a way to help share her love for food and cooking. Since then, it has grown into a trusted online resource with a vibrant community of people learning to live healthy, happy lives through real food and natural living.

Discussion

12 comments

  1. I am just wondering what you mean by “granulated stevia”. What brand is that and where do you get it?

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    Annie
    Posted 04/30/12

  2. Why not make them vegan too; use Agave instead of honey and soaked chia seeds instead of eggs (1 tablespoon chia seeds soaked in 1/4 cup warm water = 1 egg).

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    Lenny
    Posted 10/19/13

    • Or substitute eggs with arrowroot: 2 tsp arrowroot powder mixed well with 3 tbs water – See more at: http://vegweb.com/recipes/arrowroot-egg-replacer#sthash.sGh0ZEsP.dpuf I often use both the chia and arrowroot to substitute eggs.

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      Lenny
      Posted 10/19/13

      • Thanks for the tips Lenny!

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        Jessica
        Posted 10/20/13

      • Thanks from me too, Lenny; I was just wondering whether to ask Jessica myself about the honey, etc., but you’d already done it!

        For everyone: Also 1 tbsp freshly-ground flax seed with 2-3 tbsp water, let sit for 10 min before using, makes great eggless egg!

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        Lesley
        Posted 11/19/13

        • Thanks for the tip Lesley! I have yet to perfect the flax “egg”, but I’m working on it! :)

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          Jessica
          Posted 11/20/13

    • Hi Lenny – You could certainly play with the recipe and see what works for you. I’m not vegan, so I’ve never had a need to experiment with alternatives. Enjoy!

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      Jessica
      Posted 10/20/13

  3. I usually try to make my recipes vegan and gluten-free when I’m taking something to a party/gathering; that way practically everyone’s covered. :)

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    Lesley
    Posted 11/19/13

    • Good thinking Lesley! There is always going to be someone with an allergy or restriction of some sort! :)

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      Jessica
      Posted 11/20/13

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