These are inspired by my absolutely favorite food on earth, a chocolate cake my kids named “Chocolatey Chocolate Cake” (after the little bunny in the adorable book Rabbit Ears.) Next time you are craving a chocolate fest, make THAT cake with no substitutions. I get accolades every time I serve it, and I then have to admit to everyone that it is not an old old family recipe. It was an Allrecipes find.
But, if you are looking for a healthy-er recipe for your chocolate addiction, and/or you want to sneak some protein and fat into your kids’ diet without making them feel like they never get any treats, make these. I adapted it from that original cake, and these do not disappoint.
2 ½ cups almond flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup maple syrup
½ cup water
1/3 cup coffee-flavored liqueur (Kahlua)
½ cup chocolate chips…to keep it extra clean use Enjoy Life, they are awesome!
Prepare a cupcake pan. With a wire whisk, combine the dry ingredients until completely mixed. Add the liquid ingredients and stir until fully incorporated into a batter. Stir in chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-23 minutes. Makes 12 cupcakes. Store in airtight container in the fridge.
You’ll have to excuse my photographic apathy. I just can’t even begin to keep up with the photography I see on people’s food blogs these days! Wow. For now, the iPhone camera uploads are as good as it gets around here.
I really hope you enjoy these, let me know if you make them!