If you can eat just one of these incredibly moist chocolate coconut cupcakes I applaud your willpower.
I ate four.
There, I owned it. I feel better.
Sometimes you just need a cupcake darn it! Or, in my case, a lot of cupcakes. How could I not, these things are seriously the B.O.M.B. I’ve made them for two neighborhood parties and they are becoming famous. According to some people I need to sell these chocolate coconut dreams.
So what makes them so good you ask? Raw organic cacao powder and coconut milk. Did you know that there is a BIG difference between cocoa powder and cacao powder? The former is refined, meaning that most of the awesome antioxidants that we get to enjoy when we eat chocolate is removed. Bad. But cacao (just switch the o and the a at the end) powder has all of the good things that make our bodies happy, such as flavonoids, which may prevent all kinds of diseases. So yes, these cupcakes are better for us.
Fill the cupcake tins, leaving about one third of an inch free at the top. Let them cool completely before frosting. Whip the frosting until it’s smooth, fluffy, and creamy.
Let’s be honest though, we don’t eat cupcakes because they’re good for us, we eat them for the yum factor, right? Well folks, these do not disappoint. The cake is moist and light and not too sweet. The chocolate is rich and decadent. Then there’s the frosting. Chocolate and coconut frosting! Creamy, gooey chocolate coconut frosting. Need I say more?
Now I’m not one to ever promote over doing anything. Moderation is golden. You probably aren’t going to make these on a weekly, or even a monthly basis, so if you are weak like me, live a little. When it comes to something this freaking good, go ahead, have your cake and eat it too!
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