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Craving chocolate but don't want all the calories, fat, and sugar? Make these Healthy Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes! They’re all natural, whole grain, gluten free, and have no sugar added! Plus, they’re made without butter or excess oil. -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)
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Healthy Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Servings: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
If you're craving chocolate but don't want all the excess calories, fat, and sugar, make these Healthy Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes!  They’re whole grain, gluten free, and low fat with NO sugar added.



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line your cupcake tins with parchment paper liners (these will stick to paper liners).
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the sorghum flour, protein powder, oat flour, erythritol, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the almond milk, applesauce, eggs, vanilla extract, and stevia extract.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the melted chocolate chips and coconut oil.  Pour in the boiling water and add the cocoa powder.  Whisk until completely smooth (it should look like ganache). Slowly whisk in the other wet ingredients.
  • Dump the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and whisk together until completely smooth. Scoop batter into the prepared tins.
  • Bake cupcakes for ~20 minutes, or until the surface of the cupcakes spring back when tapped.  Transfer the cupcakes to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.  Frost and serve!  I frosted my cupcakes with Miss Jones Organic Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

Recipe Notes

I have also made this recipe in 2 8" cake pans, as well as mini loaf pans.  The cakes will bake for 40 minutes, and the mini loaves will bake for 30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 cupcake)
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.5g7%
Saturated Fat 2.5g16%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 105mg5%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cake & Cupcakes