Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocavo Icing

chocolate cupcakes with icing

What’s chocavo?

It’s the healthiest, most delicious and richest icing you will ever have! 2 main ingredients….can you guess? 

OH and did I mention these cupcakes are divinely delicious too?!

You will not be able to stop at one, but that’s OK because they are grain-free, soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and naturally sweetened…. seconds are allowed, guilt-free!

Makes 12

Ingredients:

1 can https://edenorganics.comblack beans, rinsed well and drained

3 eggs

1 tbsp coconut oil (or ghee)

1/2 large avocado

1/2 cup raw cacao powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp sea salt

5 drops Lakanto vanilla sweetener or 1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup monkfruit sugar (Lakanto), I use https://rawelements.ca or coconut sugar or maple syrup works well too

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a food processor, blend all ingredients well, scraping down sides occasionally.
  3. Pour into cupcake tray lined with cupcake paper liners, 3/4 full.
  4. Bake for 18 minutes, remove and cool completely.  In the meantime, make the icing below.

Icing:

2 ripe large avocados

4 tbsp raw unpasteurized honey (maple syrup will work but I love the taste of honey)

4 tbsp raw cacao powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

4 drops Lakanto vanilla liquid drops

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend well until silky smooth.
  2. I used a ziplock bag as my piping bag and this recipe will ice more than 12 cupcakes so you can always have the rest as a pudding or mousse with fresh raspberries – ENJOY!