October 22, 2010

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes

A Little Taste of Heaven.. and It's Gluten FREE!
These may be the BEST chocolate Cupakes I've ever made and they happen to be Gluten Free. I have a friend with Celiac and I decided to make some GF treats she could enjoy.   But all gluten intolerance's aside.. you must make this one!  The best part is that I decided to experiment a little and I made a Cheesecake Frosting that was literally the best "Icing on the Cake" :) 

Here's how I did it:

Chocolate Flourless Cake
4 Ounces SemiSweet Chocolate
1/2 C Butter
3/4 C Sugar
3/4 C Cocoa Powder
3 eggs, Beaten
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
*Yep that's it .. 6 little ingredients that bring us all a little closer to heaven.

Preheat oven to 300.  Place foil liners into cupcake pan.  I reccomend spraying them with a little Non-Stick Spray because these babies know how to stick!!
In the microwave at 30 sec increments melt chocolate and butter.  Stir until smooth then mix in sugar, cocoa powder eggs, and vanilla. Pour into prepared cupcake liners. 
Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. 
NOTE: Some of mine did crack and fall a bit because the cake is very dense (see pic above), just fill in whatever has fallen with some yummy icing :)

Now to Top it off....
Cheesecake Frosting
2 packages of 8oz Cream Cheese
1/2 C Butter, Softened
2 C Powdered Sugar (Sifted)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Mix the cream cheese and butter together until they are smooth and creamy.  Then add in Vanilla extract (You can use Clear Vanilla to keep the color somewhat white).  Add in Powdered sugar 1/2 C at a time to taste.  I like my really thick and cream cheese tasting so I ended up only using 1 1/2 C powdered sugar for this batch.   Then place icing in your favorite decorating bag and decorate away.

Since mine were so thick it was hard to decorate the cupcakes as you can see some of them turned out a little wonky.. but hey it adds character and they were DELICIOUS!! This recipe is a MUST!  Happy Baking!



Anonymous said...

You mentioned sugar in the instructions for the cupcakes, but not in the ingredient list. How much sugar did you add?

Thank you!

M + D said...

3/4 C Sugar... Sorry about that I'll fix the recipe!!



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