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coconut flour cupcakes sitting on a white plate and topped with coconut

Coconut Flour Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Two coconut flour cupcakes topped with chocolate frosting and shredded coconut.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate and coconut, coconut cakes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 -8 cupcakes
Calories 451 kcal
Author Hannah Healy

Ingredients

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil- room temperature
  • 1/4 cup  coconut butter
  • dash salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 4-6 tbsp powdered coconut sugar
  • 4 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Melt the coconut oil and combine with remaining cupcake ingredients in a food processor or bowl, mix well.

  2. Place batter in a muffin tin lined with cupcake liners. The cupcakes will rise a small amount, so you can fill the muffin liner about 3/4 full--almost to the top. Bake for about 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and the tops are slightly browned.

For The Frosting

  1. Place the coconut oil in a bowl and beat with a hand mixer. The coconut oil will soften up a bit. Add the coconut butter, vanilla and powdered coconut sugar and blend with the hand mixer until mixed. 

  2. Then add the cacao or cocoa powder and mix again. Keep in the fridge until the cupcakes are cooled and ready to frost. The frosting will harden if it's in the fridge for longer than 30 minutes. To soften, leave at room temperature for 30 minutes then blend again with a hand mixer until it breaks up and softens.
  3. Top the cupcakes with the frosting and sprinkle with shredded coconut. Store the cupcakes in the fridge and let sit at room temperature 30-60 minutes before eating to allow the frosting to soften.
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Flour Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 451 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 31g194%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 190mg8%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.