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Chocolate Cake and Cupcakes

grain free chocolate cupcakes


1. It's best to use a kitchen scale whenever possible. If you don't yet own a scale, these recipes are based upon 'lightly packed' measuring cups, so whether you use the 'dip and sweep' method of measuring or the 'spooning into the cup' method, always gently press down on the mix in the measuring cup and add more to fill the cup, as necessary.

2. To bring eggs to room temperature quickly, set them in a glass of very warm water.

3. Melted butter should be warm not hot when adding to a recipe.

4. Most recipes work with either salted or unsalted butter.

5. Metal pans brown and crisp more than glass pans.

6. Glass pans take longer to come to temperature.

7. Ovens vary, so bake times may need to be adjusted.



1 1/4 C S'WEEET! Sweetener Blend (140g) *see below for substitutions

1/3 C Cocoa Powder (33g)

2 t Baking Powder

1 C Milk, Coffee, or Water (240g)

4 Lg Eggs (200g)

1 Stick Melted Butter (112g)

2 t Vanilla Extract

Makes 12 Cupcakes or 1 - 8" or 9" layer


Use room temperature ingredients.

Baking powder is not necessary, however we highly recommend using it for the best results.


1. Pre-heat your oven to 350°F and line your cake or muffin pans.

2. Whisk together the Bakery Mix, sweetener, cocoa powder, and baking powder, if using.

3. In another bowl, combine melted butter and lukewarm milk/coffee.

4. Whisk the dry mixture in with the liquids until well combined. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time.

5. Let the batter rest 5-10 minutes then whisk again for about 30 seconds.

6. Pour batter into pans and bake as directed.


1 - 8" or 9" cake - 30-34 minutes

2 - 6" cakes - 26-30 minutes

12 cupcakes - 22-26 minutes

SWEETENERS VARY tremendously and will affect the outcome of all baked goods.

Allulose and kabocha-based sweeteners will make baked goods soft and not crispy. Erythritol can make them firm and more crumbly. We suggest using our new sweetener blend, S'WEEET!, real sugar or a substitute such as Swerve, Lakanto's Baking Blend, or Mrs. Jones blend (which contains sugar). If you prefer to bake with a liquid sweetener, you will likely need to add a 1-2 T more Bakery Mix.

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