Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting


Yields: 8-9 cupcakes

  • For the frosting:
  • 1, 8 oz package Kerrygold grass fed butter
  • 7 oz Enjoy Life chocolate chips (about 3/4 package)
  • For the cupcakes:
  • 6 tbsp coconut flour
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seed butter (or other nut butter)
  • 2 tbsp honey

For the icing, heat butter and chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until completely melted (this will be very thin).

Remove from heat and allow pan to cool, then place in refrigerator to set (this should become a solid block, takes about 45 minutes to an hour).

Preheat oven to 350 and line muffin pan with paper or silicon liners.

In a small bowl combine coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

In a large bowl, combine eggs, almond milk, sunflower seed butter, honey and coconut oil (be sure to add coconut oil last to prevent it from solidifying).

Slowly add dry ingredients to wet and mix until we'll combined.

Spoon batter equally into muffin cups (each should be almost completely full).

Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center.

Remove from oven and allow to cool.

While cupcakes are cooling, prepare frosting by removing from refrigerator and allowing it to come to room temperature (frosting should still be pretty solid).

Transfer frosting from saucepan into your mixing bowl.

Beat for two minutes at medium speed.

Spread evenly over cupcakes.


  • Preparation time: Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  • Cook time: 60 minutes
  • Total time: 18 minutes


  1. says

    These look great and I am planning on making them for a CrossFit BBQ this weekend but just wondering if you had any difficulty removing the paper? I’ve had that issue with other paleo cupcakes and it’s a hot mess. Thanks!

  2. says

    i die. these look amaaazing!

    also, right there with ya on shopping – my shoulders basically make every shirt that’s supposed to be my size explode. hence why 99% of my wardrobe is tank tops and men’s tshirts. and don’t even get me started on pants. they need to make pants for people who actually have a butt and thighs but don’t have a massive waist too. also why spandex are just so great.

  3. says

    These look pretty amazing, and actually make me want to eat a cupcake? Sort of weird for a person who isn’t a big fan of cake. Shopping right now is soo hard. CrossFit muscles are hard to accomodate!


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