Thursday, August 14, 2008

Chocolate Cupcakes

I almost didn't make these because they sound pretty weird, but trust me these are excellent. They are moist and dense and even my non gluten-free and non vegan friends loved them!

1 1/2 cups all-purpose gf flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (check for soy + dairy free)
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 avocado, pitted and peeled
1 cup pure maple syrup
3/4 cup rice/almond milk
1/3 cup coconut oil
2 tsp gf vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 F. Oil muffin tins (aka cupcake makers) with coconut oil. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in bowl. Purée avocado in a food processor until smooth. Add maple syrup, ricemilk, oil, and vanilla, and blend until creamy. Whisk avocado mixture into flour mixture.

Spoon batter into prepared tins. Bake 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out with some crumbs attached. Cool. Frost with Cashew Creme Frosting.

recipe adapted from: Vegetarian Times September 2008


Shawna said...

Oh my goodness!!! My little girls are allergic to gluten, dairy, eggs, canes sugar...and 12 other things.
Anyway, I have tried too many recipes for my girls to bring to parties and school Birthdays.I can't believe how delicious these are!!!
Thanks so much for finding and sharing! xox

Myrna Ventura Thibault said...

I just found out my son is allergic to everything! I have been looking online and trying recipes. I'm going to give this one a go.