The 2 Minute Paleo Vanilla Cupcake with Chocolate Frosting (nut free)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014



When I am in the mood for something sweet there is nothing more torturous than having to wait way too long for that something delicious to cook.  Plus, most of the time I end up eating way more than I should and I feel guilty about it later and blah blah blah.  SO that is why single serving desserts are sometimes the best way to go. It basically solves all of your problems in just two quick microwaving minutes.  Or in this case one minute and 45 seconds and then a cupcake awaits!

The other night I was perusing ( I have been loving and overusing this word lately) my cupboard for something sweet and terrible for me.  Since I do all the grocery shopping I should have realized that it was a dark hole of only healthy options and if I wanted something sweet I would have to create it myself.  I did a little experimenting and this vanilla cupcake for one was a-freaking mazing according to my husband who I ultimately had to share it with. Darn.

What you will need for the cupcake:
  • 1 rounded tbs of coconut flour 
  • 1/4 tsp of baking powder
  • a dash of sea salt
  • 1 tbs of honey 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs melted ghee
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract 
What you will need for the frosting: (make this you will not regret it) 
  • 1 tbs of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1 tsp of coconut oil 
Directions for cupcake:
  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a microwave safe mug or bowl. 
  2. Thoroughly (put some forearm muscle into it) mix all of the ingredients together until you have a smooth batter like consistency. 
  3. Microwave for 1 minute and 45 seconds.
 Directions for frosting:
  1. Add all of the ingredients together in a microwave dish. 
  2. Microwave for about 20 second or until fully melted.   
  3. Mix thoroughly until you have a smooth consistency. 
  4. Pour it hot over your cooked cupcake.  If you want a more frosting like consistency place it in the fridge for about 5 minutes. 
  5. Enjoy!

This is moist and delicious!  If you make this please come back and let me know what you think.



See also:
3 Minute Chocolate Paleo Mug Cake 
The Two Minute Cinnamon Banana Mug Cake
Two  Minute Paleo Blueberry Muffin

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

YUM!

Candice said...

Will be making this today :) I have been looking for single serve options as I to eat way to much when I make a whole batch of something!

Jessica Camerata said...

This looks pretty delicious!!

xo Jessica
My Style Vita

Jodie said...

These look delicious!

Sarah Emmert said...

I can't wait to try this tonight. I make all the Paleo mug cakes you have shared and am to see more of the Paleo recipes you post this year.

Ashley Brown said...

For sure putting this on my list to make! Yum. Thanks for sharing!

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Megan said...

I might have made this recipe, and it might have been this morning for breakfast :) It was seriously fantastic. It came out exactly as you described it, moist and delicious! What a great recipe! Thank you for sharing this with us.

Lindsay said...

Linds will you come over and cook for me? I need lessons in the kitchen! HA

Stephanie May Anderson said...

Made this for a post-lunch dessert and it was AWESOME! I have gestational diabetes now and I hit your blog up all the time for recipes because paleo based recipes make my blood sugar very happy. thanks for sharing!

Jessica Asire said...

Wow! I am impressed at how good this is! Definitely the best healthy "treat" I have had!!!! YUM!!! I may have to find a sub for the honey if that's possible? I have blood sugar issues and I think honey is high on the glycemic index.

Anonymous said...

Just made this... YES!! Thank you! It was so good

Stephanie said...

I was skeptical about this recipe turning out well since it only uses coconut for its base but it was delicious! The perfect treat for last night. Thank you for sharing!

Caitlin @ Twenty-Eight Candles* said...

Yay! Def trying this tonight! Thanks girl! xo

RoxyG said...

I think I need to get pregnant again so I can make this. I always wanted a vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting at night....when there was absolutely no hope of me getting one.

Anonymous said...

Wow... I made this right now as a snack between breakfast and lunch (because why not?) and it was DELICIOUS! I honestly didnt think it would taste as good as the chocolate mug cake you've posted. My new favourite treat for sure... and you're right, the frosting is way too good to not make! Delicious!

Anonymous said...

I followed most of this recipe, but used melted butter in place of the ghee. Less healthy, yes. But still super delish!! The 1:45 time was perfect. Thanks for sharing! This will be in my craving cure rotation now. :) -Melissa

Kristina Megan said...

I make all of your recipes (eventually) but almost leap up from my computer whenever you post a variation of a mug cake. Five minutes later and I can say that I cooked? I'm in! Can't wait to see the version you put on instagram with chocolate! This was amaze by the way!

Juliet {the juliet notes} said...

This recipe is SO AMAZING!! Thanks for posting - honestly you make the best paleo sweets. xo

Ayme said...

This cake is absolutely divine! Love your blog x

Best Mild Original Hickory Beef Jerky said...

Wow very appealing dear... Must be tasty.

Tiffany said...

Just made this today and it turned out perfect! I used coconut oil instead of ghee. My 5 year old son was so excited and happily ate the whole cupcake :-).

Anonymous said...

mine turned out quite dry I think my microwave is too powerful. what wattage microwave do you use for making this at 1min45sec?

Unknown said...

Yummmmmyyy! Just made one and am savoring as I type!

Jenny said...

I've made this many times and it is sooooo delicious! My picky-eating boys, my husband, and my non-paleo eating mom give it 2 thumbs up. Do you happen to have a recipe that makes 12 of these cupcakes in the oven. The flavor and texture is wonderful!

Becky Beesley said...

Best idea ever (single serving) and ingredients I CAN eat, thank you!

Wendy Payan said...

I was skeptical at first but after reading the reviews I decided to try it, I gave it to my husband and kids to try and they made me make three more. I added some mini dark chocolate chips to the other ones and it was amazing. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS RECIPE.

Ali said...

I make this a few times a week! (I often add 1/2 T chia seed, 1 T coconut milk) Love it!

Anonymous said...

This is awesome! Best Paleo cupcake I have had so far. I will be sharing this with my sister who is also on Paleo.

Anonymous said...

I made this tonight and it was so good! Even my hubby really liked it. Although I used butter instead of ghee and I forgot to add the salt but it still came out well. Yours looks WAY better than mine. Would using butter suffice or should I try it with ghee next time? My frosting came out clumpy though. Not sure what I did wrong there. Any pointers to perfect it next time?

Anonymous said...

Lindsay, I just sent you a photo of my afternoon delight. What a yummy cupcake recipe! Will definitely be making this over and over again!
Thank you! Joyce

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! My cake came out a bit dry so the next time I added a small spoonful of apple sauce and that moistened it up perfectly.

Anonymous said...

I just made this and loved it! Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

This is the best Paleo cupcake in the history of ever ! I could not believe how good this is! And absolutely the icing is a must-- I even used walnut oil because I was out of coconut oil. It was amazing thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

I made this today- thanks for sharing! I'm not proud to say I made it twice. The second time, I subbed applesauce for the coconut oil, and used 1/4 teaspoon of almond essence instead- it was a delicious coconut/apple cake :)

melissa in AK said...

I've made the Blueberry Muffin and Chocolate Mug cakes and they were both super yummy. When I read this recipe, I got confused with measurements. Usually tablespoon is represented with a capital T or Tbsp and teaspoons as tsp with no capital. Had to look super close at the recipe since it uses tbs and tsp. Now that I am clear on the measurements, I'm sure this will be as yummy as the other two! I'm having friends over tonight and plan to make a few different variations for us to try!

Barbara said...

Oh my GOD, oh my god, oh my god.

This is PERFECT. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Can I use applesauce unsweetened in place of Glee

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