Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes with SunButter Frosting

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Got a chocolate cupcake craving? Make these gluten free Chocolate Cupcakes with SunButter Frosting for an allergy friendly treat!

Got a chocolate cupcake craving? Make these gluten free Chocolate Cupcakes with SunButter Cream Frosting for an allergy friendly treat! - @TheFitCookie #glutenfree

This past weekend I was busy in a 3-full day personal training workshop and I missed my usual weekend baking ritual. So, I made up for it by whipping up some chocolate cupcakes for some Monday night dessert instead. They hit the spot!

I love the combination of nut-butter and chocolate, so I added some SunButter to the butter-cream frosting for a fun twist. You could add a swipe of raspberry jam to the cupcake, too, if you want a SunButter-Jelly Cupcake.

 

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes (Vegan)

Got a chocolate cupcake craving? Make these gluten free Chocolate Cupcakes with SunButter Frosting for an allergy friendly treat!
Vegan, Gluten-Free; Free of: soy, eggs, dairy, nuts, corn
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: allergy friendly cupcakes, gluten free chocolate cupcakes, vegan chocolate cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 126kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with muffin papers.
  • Whisk together the flour, coconut sugar, Truvia, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and baking powder until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, milk, flaxmeal, vinegar, and vanilla.
  • Using a hand blender, blend the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until blended. Portion the batter into muffin tins (they will be about 2/3 full).
  • Bake for about 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center is no longer wet (they may still be crumbs on it).
  • Cool on wire rack completely before frosting. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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Vegan SunButter Buttercream Frosting

SunButter Frosting

Got a chocolate cupcake craving? Make these gluten free Chocolate Cupcakes with SunButter Frosting for an allergy friendly treat!
Makes @ 1 cup (enough for @ 1 Tablespoon per cupcake) 
Vegan, Gluten Free; Free Of: Soy, Eggs, Corn, Nuts
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sunbutter frosting, vegan sunbutter frosting
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 110kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place the coconut oil in a small bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat the coconut oil until creamy. Add in the palm shortening and SunButter and cream together.
  • Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt and cream again.
  • The coconut oil in this frosting may be warm from mixing, so you can chill this frosting for a bit to thicken it up.
  • * You can use any granulated sugar/sweetener that you like here, such as coconut sugar, raw cane sugar, or Truvia

Notes

This recipe will soften up quite a bit at room temperature, so if you want a more stable frosting recipe, use all palm oil instead of coconut oil

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 48mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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7 thoughts on “Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes with SunButter Frosting”

    • Hi Tara! In this recipe, you can sub the Truvia with another granulated sweetener, like more coconut sugar, cane sugar, date sugar, xylitol, etc. I replaced some of the coconut sugar in this recipe with Truvia to reduce the sugar, but you can use any other granulated sweetener in place of the Truvia if you want to replace it 🙂

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    • SunButter is sunflower seed butter. My family eats this a lot because my kids are allergic to tree nuts and peanuts. It tastes pretty good and is a good allergy-friendly substitute for nut butters. I still miss the taste of peanut butter, but my kids don’t know the difference since they have only really ever had SunButter.

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