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Black Forest Cupcakes

The realllllly cool thing about these(besides being super tasty) is it can be made into a cake too! Bake the batter into an 8" cake and top with cherry filling, and whipped cream! Show stopper!!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: gluten free, Paleo
Servings: 10 cupcakes


Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients

  • ½ cup cassava flour
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup warm water

Cherry Filling Ingredients

  • 1/2 heaping cup sweet dark cherries you can find them in the freezer section
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon arrowroot flour dissolved into 1/2 tbsp water

Whipped Cream Icing Ingredients

  • 2 cans full fat coconut milk coconut milk solids scooped from top. Best results if refrigerated overnight
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup


For the Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • Mix together the cassava flour, coconut sugar, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder until well combined.
  • Mix together the egg, coconut oil, vanilla, and warm water until well combined.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, until combined. Divide evenly in muffin pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Set aside to cool.

For the Cherry Filling

  • In small saucepan, combine cherries, water and lemon juice.
  • On medium heat, let mixture come to a light boil.
  • At this point, add the arrowroot mixture and stir. You will now see it thicken.
  • Continue cooking on medium heat for 8 minutes until some of the water in it dissolves and it is a slightly thickened.
  • Let cool completely in fridge while making the whipped cream.

For the Whipped Cream Icing

  • Scoop coconut fat off tops of cans and dispose of the liquid.
  • Whip with whip attachment on stand mixer or with hand mixer.
  • Once fluffy, add in maple syrup.
  • Mix until just combined. Set in fridge.


  • Scoop out centers in each cupcake and fill with a spoonful of the cherry filling.
  • Pipe(or spread) whipped cream icing over the tops of each cupcake.
  • Garnish with
    chocolate shavings and another cherry(optional)! Enjoy!


Level: Medium