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Easy Chocolate Desserts - A Reader Favorite: Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes

I can't imagine a better recipe than this Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes when it comes to quick and easy chocolate desserts. Made in one bowl with almond flour and sweetened with maple syrup, they are gluten free.
Course Cupcakes
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 218kcal


For The Cake:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil to grease the pan
  • 1 ¼ cups (4.22 oz.) almond flour
  • ½ cup (1.5 oz.)unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For The Chocolate Frosting:

  • 4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or more to taste
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries sliced


  • Pre-heat the oven to 325 F degrees. Spray/brush a 12-cup muffin pan generously with coconut oil and line it with muffin liners. Set aside.
  • To make the batter: Mix together the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the eggs. Add in the maple syrup and vanilla extract and whisk until fully combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the batter into the greased muffin tin. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Set aside to cool for 20-30 minutes before frosting.
  • Meanwhile, to make the chocolate frosting, bring a cup of water in a small pot. Place a heat-proof glass bowl over the pot. Place the chocolate and maple syrup in it. Using a wood spatula, mix until chocolate melts completely.* Taste for sweetness and add in if necessary.
  • Spoon the frosting over the flourless chocolate muffins and garnish them with strawberries.
  • Serve immediately.


  • Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate in the microwave. To do so, place the chopped chocolate in a glass bowl and melt the chocolate in the microwave in two to three 20-second intervals. Be sure to stir in between. Stir the maple syrup at the very end.


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 3mg