Chocolate Cupcakes with Sunflower Butter Cups

Liana Werner-Gray

by | Updated: May 19th, 2022

Cookies won’t cut it. Candies aren’t quite dandy enough. On certain occasions, a craving just rages for chocolate cake. Sink your sweet tooth into these moist cupcakes and quench the desire a bit more healthfully. Topped with simple sunflower butter cups, and incorporating a gluten-free muffin mix, this recipe ticks boxes that add up to good-for-you gourmet. In under a sweet-smelling hour, your craving is satisfied wholesomely!Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Sunflower Butter Cups on White Plate |


Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Sunflower Butter Cups on White Plate |
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Chocolate Cupcakes with Sunflower Butter Cups

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 140 kcal
Author Liana Werner-Gray


Chocolate Cupcakes

Mini Chocolate Sunflower Butter Cups



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 12-well muffin pan.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together water, eggs, vanilla and oil. Whisk in baking mix until well combined.
  3. Spoon batter into muffin wells, filling each 2/3 full.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. On baking sheet, arrange mini paper cups.
  6. In pot over low heat, melt chocolate chips.
  7. In each paper cup, drop one teaspoon chocolate then one teaspoon sunflower seed butter. Top cups with another teaspoon of chocolate, covering filling completely.
  8. Refrigerate 20 minutes.
  9. In bowl, stir packaged frosting until smooth. Stir in sunflower seed butter and mix thoroughly. Transfer to piping bag or plastic sandwich bag with corner cut off. Frost cupcakes.
  10. Cut each chocolate cup into pieces and arrange on frosted cupcakes.

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Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cupcakes with Sunflower Butter Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 55mg2%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.