Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate Glaze

I swear I eat food other than sweets. I swear. Kind of.

I had another CrossFit cert this weekend. CrossFit kids. Which is weird, since I don’t like kids. At all. I like teenagers. No wait, I like CrossFit teenagers. Like my friend Addie. She’s epic. She’s 17, 95lbs, and got 64 reps at wod 12.2. That means she did 30 snatches at 45lbs, 30 snatches at 75lbs, and 4 snatches at 100lbs. She snatched OVER HER BODY WEIGHT. That is ridiculously incredible. I love CrossFit teenagers. Ok, mainly just her.

Guess what I’m doing this week?! Going to Boston! Well then to New Hampshire. More New Hampshire than Boston. I’ll be working with AgainFaster making some cooking videos! How fun is that!? If you didn’t know, I write a monthly blog post for them! I like to talk about body stuff and CrossFit stuff. You know, the best stuff.

Ok, we need to talk about something. I didn’t eat chocolate for a long, long time. A long time for me at least. Like 4 or 5 weeks. I was suppose to go until after the open, but I gave in. I got sick of it. I had a bet that I wouldn’t eat chocolate until  after the CrossFit Open and threw it all out the door with one week left. Failure to the max. But I really didn’t care. It was heaven. I got dark chocolate covered walnuts and was instantly a better person. Meaning more fun to be around.

How was your St. Patty’s Day?! Was it filled with booze? Mine was spent at my parents house then on the couch watching movies on the Oxygen channel. But when I woke up early on Sunday morning, and there were literally 3 souls in the park versus the normal thousands, I was quite happy everyone was hungover. And not me. It’s so strange to me that we have built in drinking holidays. No, they weren’t created specifically for that most likely, but that’s what they’ve turned into. Have you ever heard someone say you’re either a alcohol person or a food person? I’m SOOOOOOOO a food person. I’d much MUCH rather consume my calories from a dead animal versus fermented grapes. Alcohol tastes like ass, dark chocolate tastes like pure heaven. Factual info right there.


Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate Glaze

  • Yield: 6 1x



For the Cupcakes

For the Glaze

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips or Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Use a large bowl to first mix all your dry ingredients: coconut flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Then mix your wet ingredients: melted coconut oil, cashew butter, sweetener, eggs, vanilla, and chocolate chips.
  4. Line muffin tin with 6 silicone muffin liners or paper muffins liners, place batter evenly in cups.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  6. While cupcakes are baking, add your glaze ingredients to a bowl, place in the microwave for around 1 minutes, then stir until chocolate chips are combined.
  7. Pour over top of cupcakes!
  8. Consume!

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


120 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate Glaze”

  1. Juli,

    I think I might love you. Mostly because you combined my two favorite things–chocolate and cupcakes AND you are super hilarious that I think I somehow snorted coffee up my nose this morning. Thanks for being awesome!

  2. I think i just felt my insulin spike looking at that pic! LOL!!! some chocolate and honey shouldn’t be too bad uh? Simma’ down insulin! 😛

    1. BTW Juli, i made the twice baked sweet potatoes over the weekend, My family loved them! thank you for all your recipes!!!
      I hope it went super well for you with 12.4!

  3. Are you kidding me with this? Fabulous!

    I made the caramel pecan bars…I believe you received a picture of them. Ridiculous. I also made chocolate almond butter covered bacon.

    Yep, that’s how I roll…

  4. Oh no you didn’t!!! These look AMAZING!!! I was all geared up for splurgey cookies today but now I think I have to run out and grab those silicone muffin/cupcake things you dig & make these. xoxox

  5. Eff yeah! I love it when you post treats that don’t have almond flour!! I think I’ve become that creeper girl that comments Sorry about that. Thanks for the cupcake recipe!

  6. You’re coming to Boston?! Has the city been warned yet? If you want a quick break from CrossFit, would love to have you take my spin class at Recycle Studio! There’s a lot of dancing involved

  7. it’s nice that your “sweet” recipes don’t require much sugar. i’ve seen so many “paleo” dessert recipes that contain a crap load of honey/maple syrup. thanks 🙂

  8. Hooray! Chocolate is back. I’m so glad your dumb bet is over. These looks amazing! I can’t wait to try them. Addie is absolutely an inspiration to watch. We miss her down here on the south end.

  9. I might make these and take them to work…the girls always piss and moan that i never eat the crap they get from the bakery…cupcakes that don’t go straight to their ass, I’ll be everyone’s favorite for at least a week now!

  10. While you’re in Boston feel free to stop by CrossFit Hingham! My roommate Ashley and I would love to talk shop.. aka talk food with you or just throw down. We’re convinced that you’re our clone on the other side of the country. Fact.

    PS. Making these, ASAP.

    1. Katie, I grew up in Hingham (folks still live there) but will be back this fall for a wedding. Where is CF Hingham?

      1. On Sharp street.. near Rockland and Weymouth, kind of sandwiched between the two towns. 55 Sharp Street to be exact. If you need a place to WOD when you come back for the wedding definitely stop in!

  11. You’ll recall I might have mentioned that cutting dark chocolate was not necessary anyway, perhaps even detrimental. Glad you came to your senses. I don’t really bake, but I will certainly give that glaze and a bowl and a spoon a roll sometime.

  12. Can I sub almond butter for cashew butter? I’m just lazy and don’t want to purchase cashew butter. but if I have to for the sake of deliciousness then I guess I’ll have too… ugh.

  13. You are a Food/Recipe Genius/Goddess!

    I have made so many of your recipes and they all turn out super fantastic. I am not even that great of a cook. HA! I will have to make these too. They look amazing.

  14. You are truly AMAZING!! This Blog is so inspirational and proves you can be clean and lean without living off plain chicken and brocolli 🙂
    Absolutely LOVE your blog and sensational recipes!
    From a big fan ‘down under’ in Australia
    Michelle :))

  15. First off, this looks amazing and I’m having a hard time NOT making them right now. Secondly, I can’t make them because I too am leaving soon to go to NH. Whoa. So I feel like we should meet up. Just sayin… haha Would love to see the videos you make while you’re there though!! Keep up the awesomeness 😀

  16. Those look absolutely amazing. I might have drooled a little at your food porn – sorry.

    My St. Pattys was filled with hanging out in my upstairs neighbors apartment until 10:30 sans booze annndddd then bed. LOL Livin’ the dream!

  17. Just made these today! A-freakin-mazing! I love the fact that you have recipes that satisfy the sweet tooth and are still Paleo! I’ve tried some recipes from other sites and they ultra sucked. Keep those recipes coming!

    Stupid iPhone won’t let me rate this recipe…*****virtual five stars*****

  18. Evil. First Caramel Pecan Bars then these!? I can’t do enough WODs to offset my lack of self-control for sweets. Nevertheless, keep the awesome recipes coming :-).

  19. Ok now you’re just being mean! Those look beyond something I can resist! I mean seriously!! Your recipes are beyond amazing!

  20. 1. I love that this is so simple!
    2. It’s in a pool of Chocolate: winning.
    3. Wait until you meet my Max. You might think he’s kind of cute. Just maybe 🙂
    4. My fat fingers won’t let me give this a 5…

  21. I made these last night and they are great! I made my own cashew butter and swapped out coconut oil for butter in the glaze. My daughter, the real critic, loved these!

    Then, I made a variation with blueberries. Thanks for the recipe!

  22. I am a food person,too. 🙂
    I hope you’ll have a great time in Boston, and that we’ll have a chance to see those videos. 🙂
    Nice recipe by the way.

  23. I’m going to get all flabby because I can’t stop making all of your goodies!!! Stop it! Ok, don’t stop it because I love these tasty treats. Heading to the kitchen now to get these in the oven.

  24. Made these and they were delish! Word of advice to anyone using sunflower seed butter instead of cashew butter, it’ll turn your cupcakes green – doesn’t make them any less amazing though!

  25. Made these but my batter was super runny and all the chocolate chips sank to the bottom! Still yummy, kids love them!

  26. Made these last night…bringing them to a paleo potluck tonight! I have a cold and couldnt taste test 🙁 but my roommate said they were delicious. Hoping my congestion goes away before all my cupcakes do!

  27. Just started reading your site. Love the recipes. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your sense of humor. Frickin’ hilarious!

  28. These are the best cupcakes ever. Even my husband loved these. YUM! I can’t have gluten, dairy or soy. Your recipes rock!!!

  29. I made these cupcakes last night and they were absolutely amazing. I’ve tried to make other paleo cake-like desserts before, but they never end up looking and tasting like cake. These do — they have have the perfect texture and just enough sweetness. Thank you!

  30. Holy shit balls. These are amazing. I may be in love with you. My girlfriend will have to get over it. Seriously, love the blog. Keep this bitch going!

  31. OMG. (Guess that’s why the site has its name.) These were AWESOME — and SO moist. I only wish the cashew butter I found didn’t have safflower oil in it.

  32. I just had to send you a note saying you have accomplished the impossible!!! My 9 year old boy is extremely picky!!! He ate one of these and LOVED it! I felt good cause it wasn’t a bunch of sugary processed crap that I was feeding him! Thanks so much and keep the recipes coming! So far my family and I have loved them:)

  33. Emily aka the ground sloth

    Making these for my BFF home girl right now as a get well present. Not telling her they’re paleoish until she eats them. Muaha! Used coconut macadamia butter though cuz I stocked up on it in Hawaii. My fupa is hating me right now.

  34. Amazing! i wish I had doubled the recipe (makes 6). Also, the glaze on top was too runny. I wish I had let it sit and harden a bit until it was spreadable on top of the cupcakes and not so runny..

  35. OMGGGGG!!! greatest thing ever. And it’s only the first treat Ive made from you website. I don’t thibk it’ll be the last, that’s for damn sure. I’m definitely in love with everything about PaleOMG. Thank you. thank you. THANK YOU!!!

  36. Having just started doing Paleo I haven’t converted the entire family yet (hubby and kids ages 6 yrs and 8yrs). They wanted chocolate chip cookies tonight, which sucks for me. So I made these. Didn’t have cashew butter so I used almond butter instead. And I don’t have “paleo” chocolate chips. I did/do however, have a bar of dark chocolate ginger (totally not paleo due to the sugar but hey… it’s dark chocolate!). I chopped up 1/2 a cup of that. Result = YUM-O! Oh and since I’m the only one eating them, I didn’t use the glaze… so they are a tad dry. But seriously, I can now survive in the face of chocolate chip cookies!

  37. Yummmmmm! We had this on the 4th for brunch with eggs and bacon, so good! Hubby and I didn’t use any toppings, but let the kids have whipped cream and a few extra chips. They loved them, too! This will definitely replace my former chocolate chip waffle recipe that was definitely not paleo. The kids even commented about how they felt so much better after eating these than the old kind, gotta love that!

  38. I wanted to say first off – that I LOVE you and your blog! I love all your recipes, and your great wit, and attitude!
    That being said, I don’t have cashew nut butter – would you think Almond Butter would work just as well?? I need to make them now – so if you could let me know – that would be GREAT!
    THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!!!!!

  39. So I’ve been Paleo for about a month now, and tonight my husband and goddaughter decided to be bastards and ordered a pizza. While I chowed down on my chef salad, I said, “that’s it, it’s time to try that paleo cupcake recipe.” SO GLAD I did. YUM. Thank you so much for this recipe!!! I am in love with your site and have bookmarked a bunch of recipes to try. I really am loving this whole paleo thing.

  40. I ate 5! So good! My husband was lucky enough to get one and he says it is his favorite Paleo desert thus far (he is not Paleo). I also left out the sweetener and it was still good and sweet from the chocolate chips.

  41. I made these a FEW times now! Freakin’ AHHHMMMAAAAZZZIIINNNGG. I didn’t have any cashew butter and used hazelnut butter… tastes just like Nutella! Your recipes are awesome! And, I love your entertaining posts 🙂

  42. I was craving a chocolate dessert and wanted something easy. I made these last night (so easy and quick!) and drowned them in that chocolate glaze- amazing! And the best part?

    Today, after being refrigerated, they taste like a Chocolate Covered DONUT!! Maybe even better this way!

    Thanks for all the great recipes!

    (Only change: I used Justin’s Maple Almond Butter because it’s what I had).

  43. Awesome! My family and I just started Paleo…like literally this is day 4…but we already feel better. My middle daughter’s 2nd birthday is coming up. I think I might try these. See if everyone can tell they are not “normal” cupcakes lol

  44. Made these for a bridal shower this weekend… I have never had more people interested in my eating habits after they tried these and loved them. Thank you!

  45. finally got around to making these today.. SOO yummy!! the only problem I had was the cupcakes sticking to the liners, leaving me to gnaw a good amount of cupcake from the liner 🙁 any tips on how to prevent sticking?

  46. These were delicious!! I subbed peanut butter for cashew butter and used fudge sauce as frosting. One question: any idea why my chocolate chips sunk to the bottom??

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