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Chocolate Gluten Free Cupcakes

This is a small batch recipe for Chocolate Gluten Free Cupcakes are made with an almond flour blend, are naturally sweetened with coconut sugar, and are dairy free.  The cupcakes are incredibly moist, rich in chocolate flavor, and a great base recipe for any occasion!  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Almond Flour, Chocolate Cupcakes, Coconut Sugar, Gluten Free, Paleo Flour, Refined Sugar Free, Small Batch
High Altitude Adjustment: May not require full bake time. Start checking for doneness at minimum bake time if noted.
Servings: 5 Cupcakes
Author: Erin Cernich


  • 1 - Muffin/Cupcake Pan



Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees and adjust the oven rack to the middle position. Line a muffin/cupcake pan with 5 cupcake liners.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, arrowroot flour, coconut flour, tapioca flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, baking powder and soda, and salt.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the egg, melted coconut oil, coconut milk, vinegar, and vanilla extract. Whisk until completely combined.
  • Sprinkle the dry ingredients over the top of the wet ingredients. Stir until no dry streaks remain. Add the hot coffee (or water), and stir until combined.
  • Bake the cupcakes for 14 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out mostly clean. Cool the cupcakes in the pan set on a wire cooling rack for 5 minutes, then transfer the cupcakes to the rack to cool completely.