Yes these gorgeous chocolate cupcakes are free-from gluten, eggs, dairy, soy & nuts; they are also packed full of wonderful chocolatey flavour and YUM!
They are always a great hit and are often requested by Aars if we are having a little tea-party as they are simple to make and really chocolatey. I love them unadulterated as they come out of the oven – warm and chocolatey. But Aars is an icing demon so prefers them once they have cooled topped with our vegan chocolate icing. As there are often little people at our parties I leave some with no icing on and others with a dot of icing and little melt-in-your-mouth chocolate biscuit on top. It surprises me that little ones go back for more as these cupcakes are über chocolatey, but they are also light and really scrummy.
We grind our own flaxseeds to make our flax-*gg which is an important component as it helps bind the mix together. The recipe works without flaxseed but the end result is a little crumbly as you can see in the photo of the iced chocolate cupcake on the right. If you don’t have flaxseed or chia seeds to grind, you could use another egg-replacement like half a banana mashed up into the mix.
I hope that you little ones enjoy these chocolate cupcakes as much as we do when we are after a really chocolatey treat! We’d love to see how you decorate yours. My melt-in-the-mouth biscuit you can see on top of all our chocolate cupcakes is not yet on my website, but is a variation on the chocolate kisses I make – piped into tiny treats and baked for 5 minutes only. The chocolate kisses recipe is at the bottom of this post incase you fancy giving it a little adaptation and go!
I hope you have a wonderfully tasty weekend surrounded by people you love,
And just incase you want to play with a biscuit on top here’s the basic chocolate kiss recipe for you 🙂 have fun!