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Paleo Choc-Peppermint Cupcakes

www.merrymakersister.com

Makes: 12

Serves: 3-6

Paleo Choc-Peppermint Cupcakes

Ingredients - Cupcakes

  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup of raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil (melted)
  • 4 Tbsp natvia (powdered stevia)
  • 2 drops peppermint essence.

Ingredients - Frosting

  • 2 avocados (seeds removed)
  • 200g dates (pitted and soaked in boiling water - max 10 mins)
  • 2 Tbsp natvia
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder

Method - Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line a 12 muffin tray with cute cupcake cases.
  • In your vitamix, whiz the eggs until they change pale in colour (level 5, 30 seconds).
  • Add the coconut flour and whiz again (level 6, 30 seconds).
  • Add the raw cacao powder (level 8, 30 seconds).
  • Add the melted coconut oil, natvia and peppermint essence and whiz in your Vitamix for one minute, level 8
  • Pour in even amounts of mixture into the 12 cupcake cases.
  • Place into the oven for 15 minutes (test with a skewer, it should come out clean).
  • Allow to cool before icing.

Method - Frosting

  • Place the flesh of the avocados into your Vitamix and whiz until pureed.
  • Drain the dates and add them to the avocado, whiz again until the dates have broken down.
  • Add natvia and raw cacao and mix until combined.
  • Pipe or spread frosting onto cooled cupcakes and decorate with desired toppings (we used toasted coconut and cacao nibs).

 

 

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