These Healthier Chocolate Cupcakes are packed with raspberries and beets! They’re also vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free!
I have a confession, I’m not an avid baker and I have one chocolate cake recipe that I always use and just adapt it to fit my needs. It’s my favorite chocolate cake ever and gets really great reviews from everyone who tries it. I see no reason to ever use a different chocolate cake recipe, haha 🙂
Today, I’ve really changed things up with it though. It was already gluten free, but now I’ve made it vegan and refined sugar free. I’ve also added in some roasted beets and raspberries!
I originally added the roasted beets in because I thought it would make it look like a red velvet cake, but sadly I guess it’s hard to make a dark chocolate cake look red, haha. I was going to leave them out when I made it again, but I did some reading and it turns out that beets can help to make things really moist (sorry if you hate that word 🙂 ). They also add tons of nutrients to these chocolate cupcakes making them even healthier!
I’ve also replaced the granulated and brown sugar with coconut sugar, the butter with coconut oil and the eggs with a flax egg and some applesauce (for added sweetener). They’re not your usual packed with sugar sweet cupcakes, but to me, they’re just the perfect amount of sweet!
Make these for Valetine’s Day or just a regular day! As far as desserts go, you can feel pretty good about eating these!
Check out exactly how I make them here:Print