These indulgent chocolaty cupcakes are inspired to the famous Austrian dessert, the sachertorte, which consists of a dense chocolate cake, layers of apricot jam and a dark chocolate frosting.
It’s the treat that every chocolate lover should absolutely try, so why not learning how to make it at home yourself? It’s so simple with our step-by-step recipe!
You can prepare these chocolate cupcakes for an important occasion, like a birthday or an anniversary, or just as a special treat for yourself.
As our mission at Foodaciously is to let everyone enjoy delicious food without compromise, we have made this recipe paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free and sugar-free.
So it’s perfect for those with specific dietary requirements or those who just want to bake something tasty and healthy. For more allergen-friendly recipes, check out our Smart Search tool.
These sacher cupcakes have a moist chocolate muffin base filled with no-sugar apricot jam and then frosted with a rich chocolate cream.
What makes this recipe a healthy alternative to the common chocolate cupcakes are:
Almond Flour: it’s the best gluten-free alternative to wheat flour and provides healthy fats, proteins, fibres and Vitamin E. It also gives natural sweetness and moisture to the cupcakes.
Soy Yogurt: a great plant-based alternative to dairy products as it has the same amount of proteins. In this recipe, it replaces oil, butter, and milk and makes the muffin moist and dense.
Honey: instead of using white refined sugar, switch to natural raw honey as a sweetener and you’ll get many helpful antioxidants.
Cacao Powder: if you can, choose raw cacao powder instead of cocoa as it is less processed, thus providing more health benefits. Cacao is rich in antioxidants, lifts your mood, and let’s admit it, is delicious. You can also use melted dark chocolate, but make sure is at least 70%.
Also, we recommend you use sugar-free apricot jam to avoid high amount of sugars in the regular jam.
Finally, to make the paleo chocolate frosting you’ll only need cacao, plant-based milk, nut butter and a sweetener like honey. Super easy!
If you want to learn more about baking, just check out tips and tricks to improve your baking.
Note: this recipe yields 6 large cupcakes, but you can use small muffin cases and make 12 small cupcakes.