You can't be anything but happy when you have a cupcake! Especially these rich chocolaty spiderweb cakes!

Chocolate Fudge Spiderweb Cupcakes

By on October 22, 2016

Cupcakes are those sweet delights that put a smile on your face! They make ordinary days special and holidays and special occasions downright delightful!  How can anyone be sad when they have a cupcake!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting! So chocolaty that you can't resist licking the beaters!So this Halloween I was determined to make “cleaner” cupcakes. Most cupcakes are full of  “scary ingredients” such as processed ingredients, refined sugar, white flour… So I searched around and found a frightfully fudgy cupcake for Halloween.  It isn’t as light as your box cupcake and a little crumbly but it is rich and chocolaty. The chocolate peanut butter frosting is definitely the icing on the cake, I could have licked the bowl! 

The most “unclean ingredient I used was white chocolate for the spider webs. I couldn’t figure out what to use in its place. However, only a small amount is used.

There is no white flour or refined sugar (except for the spiderwebs) in the cupcake or frosting.  Make sure you use almond flour and not almond meal.  Instead of sugar you will be using honey in the cupcake as well as the frosting.

My biggest suggestion is to pipe the spider webs on as soon as you frost them! Pipe white chocolate circles onto the top of the cup cake then starting in the center use a toothpick and drag it to the outer circle. Return the toothpick to the center and repeat around the circumference of the cupcake. 

White chocolate tops off these spooky cupcakes spider-cupcake3 Spiderweb cupcakes! Spooky delicious treat!

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes
Yields 8
A fudgy cupcake that is free of processed sugars and grains! It is gluten free!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup almond flour (NOT ALMOND MEAL)
  2. ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  4. ½ cup Organic cocoa powder
  5. 1 teaspoon expresso powder (optional)
  6. 4 ½ tablespoons melted coconut oil
  7. 1/3 cup honey
  8. 5 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  9. 2 eggs
  10. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl mix coconut oil, eggs, honey and vanilla until well combined.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a smaller bowl and add to the wet ingredient mixture alternately with the applesauce.
  3. Fill paper-lined muffin cups a little less than 2/3 full.
  4. Bake for 16 minutes or until a toothpick comes out almost clean. Toothpick should have a few crumbs on it!
Notes
  1. Don't over bake these cupcakes! A few crumbs should be on the toothpick when you test them!
Adapted from Texanerin
Adapted from Texanerin
Coastal Girl Food n' Fitness http://coastalgirlfoodnfitness.com/
Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting
Peanut butter and chocolate a perfect combination!
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Ingredients
  1. 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  2. ¼ cup smooth natural peanut butter (I use organic)
  3. ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon cocoa powder (I use organic)
  4. 2 tablespoons raw honey
  5. Spiderwebs: 1 - 2 cups white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients EXCEPT honey in a small saucepan over low heat stirring until well combined.
  2. When smooth remove from heat, add honey and stir until well combined.
  3. Frosting will be a bit runny.
  4. Let the cupcakes and frosting cool before frosting! Cupcakes are great reheated in the microwave!
Spiderwebs
  1. Melt chocolate and pour it into a plastic gallon bag.
  2. Cut the tip of one corner of the bag.
  3. Squeeze chocolate onto cupcakes making a bulls eye on each one.
  4. Using a toothpick begin at the center of the cupcake and drag the toothpick to the outer circle.
  5. Return to the center and repeat in wedges.
  6. You should have about 8 wedges on each cupcake.
Notes
  1. If making spider webs immediately pipe the chocolate on and create the web. Do not let frosting set before doing so.
Adapted from Texanerin
Adapted from Texanerin
Coastal Girl Food n' Fitness http://coastalgirlfoodnfitness.com/
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