Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
and A Chocolate Ganache Recipe

A chocolate cupcake recipe can include a Paleo cupcake recipe that is gluten free.  Also, learn how to make cupcakes that look spectacular with a few tips.

Learning how to make cupcakes gluten free and attractive only takes a little know how and your imagination.

A chocolate ganache recipe will probably be one of the easiest and attractive ways to frost your chocolate cupcake recipes. 

And once you learn the basics of making a chocolate ganache recipe, you can then make a Paleo version as well.

How to Make Cupcakes - Paleo Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Almond Flour
  • 1/4 cup Organic Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Melted Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup Organic Coconut Milk
  • 1/4 cup Organic Maple Syrup
  • 2 Large Organic Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Organic Vanilla Extract


Whisk ingredients together and add chocolate batter to a lined cupcake or muffin pan (9 cupcakes).

Bake cupcakes at 350 degrees F for 15 to 18 minutes.

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Palm Shortening or Coconut Cream
  • 1/4 cup of Organic Maple Syrup
  • 2 tsp. of Organic Vanilla Extract

Beat frosting ingredients with a hand mixer until creamy. 

Then pipe frosting on top of your cupcakes or dip your cupcakes into the frosting.

Your cupcakes must be cool before you can frost and decorate them.

Simple Chocolate Ganache Recipe


  • 1 cup of Organic Whipping Cream or Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup of Organic Milk, Semi-Sweet, or Dark Chocolate Chips


Heat cream - preferably in a double-boiler. 

Then remove from heat source and add in your chocolate chips.  Then let chips sit for a few minutes.

Then stir chocolate chips until combined with the cream.

You basically just keep whisking until you get a dark rich and shiny ganache.

Some people like to add a little butter to the cream and chocolate to give it an even richer feel - yum!

You can even use your raw cream whenever possible to make your chocolate ganache recipe.

However, please do not use ultra pasteurized cream as this process creates toxins like MSG.

How to Make Cupcakes Look Spectacular

When you correctly spread your chocolate ganache recipe on your cupcakes - it should look as spectacular as this birthday cake.

You could then make a template of your favorite shape or letter with some paper.

And then put your template over your ganache frosted cupcake and sprinkle something edible - to fill in your template.

Hearts are always a nice shape, but using your imagination is how to make cupcakes look more spectacular.

You could also use toasted coconut or chopped nuts on top of the chocolate ganache - yum!

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