Gluten, dairy, nut free chocolate cupcakes – rich, fudgy chocolate cupcake so healthy you could eat it for breakfast or even dinner.

Gluten, dairy, nut free chocolate cupcakes - delicious and healthy.

Gluten, dairy, nut free chocolate cupcakes

If it looks like a rich, dark, sugary, buttery chocolate cupcake then it is right?


Not when the mad scientist aka JJ from 84th and 3rd has been in the kitchen.

Oh no this is not just any old mouthwatering chocolate cupcake. This is special.

Gluten, dairy, nut free chocolate cupcakes via

You could eat this cupcake for breakfast.

You could probably eat it for dinner and you would have still had a couple of serves of vegetables even if you ate nothing else.

‘What’ you say. Have you gone mad Claire? I have not thank you very much. Well no crazier than usual at least.

Where was I? Oh yes vegetable cake, sorry, I mean chocolate cake.

Gluten, dairy, nut free chocolate cupcakes (refined sugar free too so Paleo) to be specific.

Gluten, dairy, nut free chocolate cupcakes via

Look at that fudgey icing piled so high.

Would you believe that cauliflower lurks within the folds? See told you, healthy. What if I told you it also has avocado?

You get where I’m going with this don’t you… it’s so healthy you could make a bowl of it and eat it for dinner.

Not saying I did that (I might have had it for afternoon tea instead).

Gluten, dairy, nut free chocolate cupcakes via

The rich cupcake gets it’s moisture from grated pumpkin.

I think we just found a way to get kids to eat their vegetables while thinking they’re eating chocolate cake.

Now I will give a little word of warning.

If you are used to eating the full sugar-butter-flour-deliciously-rich version of chocolate cake then this does not taste quite like that.

It is amazingly luscious and scrumptious but you can tell it’s not a regular chocolate cake.

If you served it to someone who doesn’t have chocolate cake every day I would say they would gobble it up, lick their fingers and ask if they could pretty please have another.

Gluten, dairy, nut free chocolate cupcakes via

I’m not going to put the recipe here because the only thing I changed from JJ’s recipe was making it in cupcake form instead of one big cake so here is the icing recipe and here is the cake recipe.

Gluten, dairy, nut free chocolate cupcakes - delicious and healthy.

My only tip would be to taste the icing and adjust the sweetness.

Depending on the avocado you get they can be a bit bitter. I had to add a bit of extra maple syrup to my icing.

You could also serve the icing in cups with berries as a mousse for dessert.

Delicious! Enjoy!

What about you? Have you ever made a chocolate cake with vegetables in it?

Connect with Claire K Creations! 

Be sure to follow me on my social media, so you never miss a post!

Facebook | Pinterest | instagram

Be sure to follow me on Instagram and tag @clairekcreations so I can see all the wonderful Claire K Creations recipes and creations YOU make!

I created a fun little group on facebook and I’d love for you to join in! It’s a place where you can share YOUR favorite recipes, tips, tricks and tools for making life simpler, more natural and more connected and see what’s new around here (so that you never miss a new recipe, tip or trick)!

If you’d like to check it out, you can request to join HERE.

About Claire Cameron

Need dinner ideas & can't get to the shops?

Hi, I'm Claire. I'd love to send you a free copy of my eBook '12 ingredients, 11 recipes.'

Learn to to create 11 easy, tasty meals using just 12 basic ingredients from your pantry & freezer - no running to the shops.

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit