german chocolate cupcakes

January 16, 2012
The Germans got it right with this combination, I tell ya'.  A rich yet light and fluffy chocolate cupcake topped with an over-the-top sweet frosting with toasted pecans and coconut flakes.   
After wolfing a cupcake or three, you probably won't believe that they're vegan and gluten-free.  Wait...what's that?  You think that cupcakes can't be good and be vegan and gluten-free?  I dare you to try.  You and your thighs won't be sorry.  

German Chocolate Cupcakes 
(vegan, gluten-free)
For cupcakes
½ cup superfine white rice flour
1/3 cup millet flour
1/3 cup superfine sweet rice flour
1/3 cup tapioca starch
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup coconut milk (shake can well before measuring)
½ cup Vegenaise
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon pure almond extract
For frosting
1 ½ cups coconut flakes
1 cup pecans, chopped
4 cups confectioners’ sugar, measured then sifted
¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
½ cup refined coconut oil at room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoon pure almond extract
4 – 6 tablespoons coconut milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 cup standard muffin pan with paper liners; Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the white rice flour, millet flour, sweet rice flour, tapioca starch, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and espresso powder.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together the sugar, coconut milk, Vegenaise and extracts. Add the coconut milk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir or whisk to combine.
  4. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups, filling each cup about ¾ full.
  5. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until the tops are slightly springy and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Leave oven on. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling. Prepare frosting while cupcakes cool.
  6. To prepare frosting, place the coconut flakes pecans on separate baking sheets. Toast in oven until fragrant and lightly browned, about 5 minutes for the coconut and about 10 minutes for the pecans. Watch closely so they don’t burn. Let cool while mixing the rest of the frosting.
  7. In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the confectioners’ sugar, salt, coconut oil and the extracts. Starting with the mixer on low speed, blend until combined. Gradually increase the speed to medium and add the coconut milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until the frosting is the consistency of buttercream frosting. Turn mixer to medium high speed and continue to mix for 3 minutes.
  8. Reserve a handful of the toasted coconut flakes to use as garnish and add the rest along with the pecan to the frosting and mix well with a spatula. 
  9. Frost cooled cupcakes, sprinkle with some toasted coconut on top and serve.
*Yields 12 perfect cupcakes.
*Recipe adapted from Simply Gluten Free.

15 comments:

london bakes said...

These look amazing - I definitely wouldn't have guessed they were vegan and gluten free!

Jen said...

Wowzers! Gluten free anddd vegan? Need one!

: ))
Jen

Leslie said...

Beautiful pictures and looks fantastic!

Leah @ Freutcake said...

Oh Jess, You make me what to run out an stock the pantry with gluten free baking essentials just to try this recipe! Yummy!

Kaitlyn said...

My friend made me these for valentines day and OH MY WORD

Ammaazzzing :) Thank you for sharing!

Shijun Lin said...

linshijun 3.13
pandora jewelry
ghd
thomas sabo uk
thomas sabo
ray ban sunglasses
ray ban
cheap soccer jerseys
herve leger dresses
coach outlet store online
gucci outlet
replica watches
prada outlet
pandora jewelry
mcm bags
true religion outlet
air max 90
tory burch outlet
ralph lauren outlet
tiffany and co
abercrombie and fitch
new balance shoes
coach outlet
coach factory outlet
hollister canada
toms
giuseppe zanotti
toms shoes
ray ban sunglasses uk
louis vuitton uk
toms outlet
mont blanc pens
converse shoes
tods shoes
michael kors outlet
mlb jerseys
iphone 6 case
kate spade outlet
cheap jordans
cheap oakley sunglasses
lacoste shirts

dong dong said...

201578dongdong
cheap nfl jerseys
jordan 11 gamma blue
oakley sunglasses cheap
michael kors outlet online
abercrombie and fitch new york
louis vuitton outlet
ray ban glasses
cheap lululemon
coach outlet store online
ralph lauren polo shirts
sac longchamp
oakley sunglasses wholesale
tory burch outlet online
chi flat iron
michael kors outlet online
oakley sunglasses
oakley sunglasses
longchamp outlet
toms outlet
michael kors outlet
coach outlet
coach factory outlet
black timberland boots
coach canada outlet
coach factory outlet
mulberry uk
coach factorty outlet
tod's shoes
ray ban glasses
fitflops
timberland boots
tod's shoes
hollister kids
gucci
ray ban outlet
www.louisvuitton.com
louis vuitton handbags
true religion outlet
toms outlet

Zheng junxai5 said...

2015-07-13 zhengjx
kate spade bags
true religion sale
true religion
michael kors handbags
oakley sunglasses outlet
coach factory outlet
toms shoes sale
pandora charms
ed hardy uk clothing
ray ban sunglasses
fitflops shoes
michael kors outlet
cheap air max
louis vuitton sacs
michael kors
michael kors handbags
pandora jewelry outlet
gucci belt
abercrombie and fitch
michael kors uk outlet
ray bans
air max 2015
michael kors bags
ray-ban sunglasse
ed hardy uk
ray bans
fitflops shoes
coach factory outlet
air jordan uk
true religion sale
fitflops shoes
kate spade
prada outlet store
ray bans
toms outlet store
cheap jordans free shipping
longchamp
cheap oakley sunglasses
football jerseys
coach outlet store online

Lin Shijun said...

shijun 7.23
white timberland boots
chanel no 5
toms shoes outlet
lebron james shoes 2015
toms promo code
true religion outlet
abercrombie and fitch
michael kors uk
jordan 11s
coach outlet store online
kate spade
ray-ban sunglasses
ray ban sungalsses
longchamp pas cher
michael kors handbags
p90x
michael kors outlet online
cheap oakleys
michael kors handbags
michael kors handbags
michael kors
coach purses
pandora rings
michael kors outlet
air jordan retro
tory burch outlet
lululemon
tory burch outlet
ralph lauren outlet
michael kors uk
juicy couture handbags
louis vuitton outlet
coach outlet
jordans for sale
louis vuitton
michael kors outlet
michael kors handbags
kate spade purses
michael kors outlet online
hollister kids

陈晓 said...

nike roshe

roshe run

salvatore ferragamo

soccer shoes

baseball bats

supra shoes

swarovski crystal

swarovski jewelry

swarovski

the north face

the north face jackets

north face

north face outlet

north face outlet

thomas sabo

tiffany and co

tiffany jewelry

timberland outlet

timberland boots

tommy hilfiger outlet

tommy hilfiger kids

toms shoes outlet

toms outlet

toms shoes

tory burch outlet

tory burch outlet

true religion

true religion jeans

true religion outlet

ugg australia

ugg boots

ugg boots clearance

uggs on sale

uggs outlet

coach outlet

vans shoes

mao qiuyun said...

michael kors outlet, http://www.michaelkors-outlets.us.com
timberland boots
oakland raiders jerseys
puma sneakers
snapback hats
ghd
cheap oakley sunglasses
chanel outlet
ugg boots, http://www.uggsoutlet.us.org
mac makeup
hollister clothing
marc jacobs
ray ban sunglasses
dansko outlet
michael kors outlet online
calvin klein underwear
cartier love bracelet
ralph lauren uk
lacoste polo shirts
tiffany and co
golden state warriors jerseys
louis vuitton uk
michael kors outlet
thomas sabo
abercrombie and fitch
new orleans saints jerseys
ugg boots, http://www.cheapuggboots.net.co
cheap jordans
supra footwear
cheap nba jerseys
michael kors outlet
real madrid jersey
cheap wedding dresses
air max 90
ray ban sunglasses online
louis vuitton handbags
ray ban
cheap uggs, http://www.uggboot.com.co
oakley sunglasses
0812maoqiuyun

ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 08.27
longchamp outlet, tory burch outlet online, michael kors outlet online, oakley sunglasses, nike air max, louis vuitton handbags, tiffany jewelry, red bottom shoes, cheap ugg boots outlet, cheap ugg boots, prada outlet, tiffany and co, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors outlet online sale, ugg outlet, gucci handbags, polo ralph lauren outlet, oakley vault, christian louboutin shoes, replica watches, christian louboutin outlet, louis vuitton, nike air max, prada handbags, polo ralph lauren, replica watches, burberry outlet online, michael kors outlet, longchamp outlet online, michael kors outlet store, longchamp handbags, louis vuitton outlet, michael kors handbags, nike outlet, ray ban outlet, ugg australia, christian louboutin, ugg boots clearance, burberry outlet online, jordan shoes, louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton outlet online, cheap oakley sunglasses, nike free, michael kors outlet online

ninest123 Ninest said...

nike air force, vans pas cher, sac vanessa bruno, coach outlet store online, timberland pas cher, air jordan, nike blazer pas cher, guess pas cher, nike free pas cher, scarpe hogan, coach purses, oakley pas cher, hollister uk, chanel handbags, mulberry uk, louboutin, converse pas cher, new balance pas cher, longchamp, north face pas cher, coach outlet, true religion outlet, hollister, true religion, true religion jeans, hermes pas cher, lululemon outlet online, tn pas cher, coach outlet, north face, nike roshe run, ray ban uk, kate spade outlet, michael kors canada, ray ban pas cher, lacoste pas cher, michael kors, nike air max, true religion outlet, burberry pas cher, kate spade outlet online, air max pas cher, longchamp pas cher, michael kors uk, ralph lauren pas cher

ninest123 Ninest said...

nike air max, mont blanc pens, ghd, asics shoes, vans outlet, p90x workout, abercrombie and fitch, nike trainers, new balance outlet, babyliss, soccer jerseys, chi flat iron, north face jackets, longchamp, valentino shoes, instyler ionic styler, celine handbags, ralph lauren uk, nike air huarache, wedding dresses, soccer shoes, jimmy choo shoes, iphone case, air max, nike free, bottega veneta, abercrombie and fitch, nike air max, baseball bats, ferragamo shoes, nike roshe, nfl jerseys, reebok shoes, insanity workout, lululemon outlet, giuseppe zanotti, beats headphones, hollister, mac cosmetics, mcm handbags, nike roshe, hollister clothing store, birkin bag, north face jackets, herve leger

ninest123 Ninest said...

sac louis vuitton, louis vuitton pas cher, air max, ugg, replica watches, hollister canada, toms outlet, michael kors outlet, ugg boots, coach outlet, converse shoes, converse, doke gabbana outlet, ray ban, thomas sabo uk, oakley, louboutin, timberland boots, ugg, wedding dress, louis vuitton canada, sac lancel, michael kors handbags, gucci, karen millen, michael kors outlet online, vans, pandora charms, ralph lauren, ugg soldes, pandora uk, juicy couture outlet, swarovski jewelry, marc jacobs handbags, juicy couture, uggs canada, pandora jewelry, swarovski uk, louis vuitton, abercrombie, louis vuitton uk, links of london uk, montre femme, supra shoes
ninest123 08.27

Post a Comment