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OMG Chocolate Cupcakes

OMG Chocolate Cupcakes
OMG Chocolate Cupcakes

What's great about it

Just like the name, this cupcake recipe will have everyone saying OMG! These chocolate cupcakes are from my new cookbook SIMPLE HEALTHY RECIPES and are gluten-free, antioxidant-rich and totally delicious! Suitable for simple celebrations with friends, your loved ones birthday or just a sweet treat to enjoy on a Sunday afternoon. They are the perfect healthy alternative to store bought cupcake mixes and only require minimal pantry staple ingredients.


250ml (1 cup/8 fl oz) hot water from a recently boiled kettle

120g (4 oz) coconut sugar

60g (2 oz) dark cocoa powder

125ml (1/2 cup/4 fl oz) extra virgin olive oil

2 large organic eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

180g (6 1/4 oz) spelt flour or gluten free flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon sea salt

Optional to frost with Ganache (p569 of SIMPLE HEALTHY RECIPES cookbook)


MAKE the chocolate ganache the day before.

PREHEAT your oven to 160°C ( 320°F) fan forced.

COMBINE hot water, coconut sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl.

ADD the olive oil, eggs and vanilla and whisk well until combined.

ADD the flour, baking powder and salt.

SPOON the batter into lined muffin or cupcake tins.

BAKE for 25-30 minutes, remove from the oven and cool.

GARNISH with ganache and enjoy.

Notes and Inspiration

Pipe over ganache using a disposable piping bag fitted with a star tube.

For one of Teresa's delicious chocolate ganache recipe click HERE.

Serve with blackberries on the side.

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