Sometimes you just need chocolate. That’s why these cupcakes were created.
If you’re like me and believe that chocolate has magical healing powers, this recipe is for you. Cupcakes with less guilt (see butter note below) and a frosting that will take you to cloud 9.
I like this cupcake batter because there is NO butter. Using melted coconut oil takes away any need for fat, and leaves a rich and unexpected coconut taste. These perfect little cupcakes are light and fluffy, with lots of flavor.
If you think the lack of butter might make the cupcakes taste different from what you’re used to, don’t worry, the frosting has enough butter to make up for it.
Frosting recipe below ↓
Now this frosting. The frosting of the Gods.
This is the only chocolate frosting recipe I ever use, and ever will use. It is perfect in every way, with a balance of coffee, chocolate, and rich butter-y goodness. I always make a little extra to keep in the fridge for snacking the next few days. Don’t judge.
Feel free to sprinkle decorative toppings on top of the frosting. Golden sprinkles, coconut shavings, crushed Oreos, the possibilities are endless.