Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

By far the best gluten, dairy and egg free cupcakes ever!

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes are the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day!

Chock full with healthy ingredients, why not make these Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes instead of buying the sugary candy or box of chocolates for your Valentine.

They are so easy to make and I tend to make these cupcakes all year round not just on Valentines Day.

Looking for other healthy chocolate recipes that are free of gluten, dairy and eggs? Check out my cookbook, Finally… Food I Can Eat! or Finally… Paleo Food I Can Eat!

If you want your kids to get more vegetables into them you might like to make my Chocolate Zucchini Muffin Recipe.


  • 2 cups almond flourvalentine-cupcake_1302

  • 1 cup frozen cherries

  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder  (or carob powder if you can’t have cocoa)

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • ½ tsp vanilla powder

  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 2 tbsp chia gel ( 2 tbsp chia with ½ cup water)



  1. To make chia gel, mix chia seed with water in a glass dish and put in the fridge for at least an hour so to congeal
  2. Mix almond flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda, vanilla together in a bowl.
  3. In a blender mix cherries, melted coconut oil and honey.
  4. Pour into your dry mixture and mix well
  5. Add in chia gel
  6. Spoon into muffin tins
  7. Bake 350F for 25- 30 minutes.

Original Recipe by Shirley Plant



About the Author

Written by: Shirley Plant
Shirley Plant is a nutritionist and the author of Finally… Food I Can Eat, a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies, and those looking for healthy, tasty recipes. Shirley offers dietary counselling and menu planning through Delicious Alternatives.

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  1. YUM – these are PERFECT for Valentines Day, but I’d probably bake them year-round anyway. Love the chocolate & cherry combination!

  2. This sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to try this.

  3. Pingback: Chocolate Cherry Shake For Valentine's Day - Delicious Alternatives

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