Birthday Chocolate Cupcakes
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Serves: 6-7
 
Ingredients
For the cupcakes
  • ½ cup dates, pitted
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • ⅓ cup Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
  • ¼ cup canned coconut milk
  • ¼ cup Coconut Flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
For the frosting
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add dates to your food processor and mix until the dates become a large sticky ball.
  3. Place all wet ingredients in the food processor with dates: coconut oil, coconut milk, eggs and egg whites and pulse until everything in the food processor is completely liquid.
  4. Add your dry ingredients to a bowl and mix well then add your wet ingredients from the food processor to the dry ingredients bowl and mix to incorporate.
  5. Scoop cupcake ingredients into your silicone or paper lined muffin tin and bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when you poke a cupcake. (Cupcake batter should not be super runny)
  6. While the cupcakes bake, make your frosting.
  7. Add your frosting ingredients to a bowl and place in microwave and cook for 30 seconds. Then use a spoon to mix and help not let the chocolate burn. Add back to the microwave and cook for another 30 seconds then use a spoon to mix again. Repeat until chocolate is completely melted.
  8. Place in the freezer for 5-10 minutes then use a fork to mash up the frosting and soften it up. I placed my frosting back in the microwave for 10-15 seconds just to soften in up to the right texture, but not melt the chocolate completely.
  9. Once your cupcakes are done cooking, let cool COMPLETELY.
  10. Frost your cupcakes to your liking then top with some mini Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips!
  11. Makes about 6-7 cupcakes
Recipe by PaleOMG - Paleo Recipes at http://paleomg.com/birthday-chocolate-cupcakes/