Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

PREP: 10 mins

COOK: 30 mins

SERVING: 12 cupcakes

These cupcakes came about as a total mistake. I was trying a new recipe for Red Velvet Cupcakes and I used beetroot to give the natural red color, however I couldn’t achieve the color I was looking for and instead made Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes. It got the “fudge” name after I tried them. They are so incredibly moist and fudgy, its almost like a cross between a brownie and a cupcake. They taste amazing on its own, but I had already made cream cheese frosting for the original Red Velvet Cupcakes, so I smeared the frosting on and it tasted just as good! Enjoy baking x

Ingredients For The Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup (or honey if not vegan)
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flax seeds soaked in 5 tbsp water for 10 mins)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup cacao powder

Ingredients For The Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 cup cashew soaked overnight
  • 1 cup thick coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 4-5 tbsp maple syrup

In a food processor, mix the dates and all the wet ingredients until you get a creamy date paste.
Gradually add the ground almonds and cacao powder and lastly the flax eggs.
Mix well until you get a thick paste. You can try the batter, if you prefer it to be sweeter, you can add more maple syrup or honey.
Pour your cake batter into a muffin tray lined with cupcake holders. Half fill each cupcake as the batter will rise a little.
Bake at 180C for 30 mins in a preheated oven.
While your cupcakes are baking, you can make the frosting by adding all the ingredients in a food processor and mix for about 5-7 mins, stopping every few minutes to scrap down any mixture that has come up on the sides. Mix until you get a nice thick creamy frosting.
Pour this into a icing tube or if you don’t have one, you can just pour it into a bowl and refrigerate for about 30 mins – 1 hour so the mixture thickens and sets, otherwise it will be too running to use as a frosting.
Once the cupcakes are cooked, let them cool before icing it with the frosting.
Enjoy x.

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