Chocolate Cupcakes, Gluten Free

These cupcakes hit just the right spot for those of you looking for a healthy alternative and gluten free option for an easy, moist, delicious Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Ganache! I ate an entire jumbo cupcake right out of the oven yesterday. My husband couldn’t believe these were gluten free!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ¾ cup organic sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt, room temperature
  • ½ cup sunflower seed oil
  • 2 large organic eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup water, room temperature

Dark Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk oat flour, almond flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda and salt. Pour in water and yogurt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk yogurt, oil, eggs, vinegar and vanilla extract. Pour into flour mixture, along with water and  mix until well combined.
  4. Spoon batter into cupcake liners and bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. 
  5. While cupcakes are baking, make the ganache. In a small saucepan, warm up heavy cream. When hot, pour over pieces of dark chocolate. Stir until melted. Add in 1 tbsp butter and 1 tsp vanilla and stir until shiny and smooth. Glaze cupcakes with ganache.

 Makes 12 regular size or 6 jumbo cupcakes.

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