Triple Chocolate Muffins with Buttercream Frosting (gluten free)

Triple Chocolate Muffins (gluten/grain free) | Butter Nutrition
These gluten free chocolate muffins (or cupcakes?) are made with cacao powder, cocoa butter and chocolate chips! Inspired by an earlier recipe you can find here.


Mini muffin liners (like this)
Stick blender (like this)


¼ cup coconut flour (like this)
5 tb cacao powder (like this)
3 eggs
¼ cup honey
2 tb butter
2 tb cocoa butter (melted) (like this)
¾ tsp vanilla (like this)
2 tb gelatin collagen hydrolysate (like this)
3 tb chocolate chips (like this)
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp baking soda

Buttercream Frosting:

2 tb butter (room temp- soft)
1.5 tb cocoa butter (like this)
1/4 tsp vanilla (like this)
2 tb honey


1) In a bowl mix together coconut flour, cocoa powder, gelatin, salt & baking soda.
2) Melt butter, honey, and cocoa butter over low heat and add vanilla extract. Then pour and mix with flour mixture.
3) In a separate bowl crack eggs and beat using a fork.
4) Add eggs to batter and stir. Then add the chocolate chips. Batter may appear slightly thin but will thicken slightly.
5) Grease mini muffin tins with butter, or use mini-muffin liners.
6) Scoop about a tablespoon of batter into each cup.
7) Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes. Makes about 18 mini muffins.

For Buttercream Frosting:

1) Melt cocoa butter ever so slightly (just liquid, not hot or warm). Add room temperature butter, honey and vanilla.
2) Mix with a hand mixer until combined. If the frosting won’t set up nicely, it’s probably too warm. Let cool for a few minutes in the fridge and try whipping again.

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  1. sabrina says

    Would love to make this recipe for my kids!
    Can you please clarify the following measurements as they are typos…I think… :)

    5 tb cup cacao powder (like this)….Tablespoons or cups…lol?

    2 cocoa butter (melted) (like this)….2 Tablespoons or teaspoons?

    Thanks so much!

  2. Leigh says

    Looks delicious! Is there a big difference between the gelatin hydrolysate in the recipe and regular unflavored gelatin? I already have the regular unflavored gelatin and wanted to avoid having to purchase more :) Thanks!

  3. Jennifer says

    Hi there,

    The instructions say to melt butter & coconut oil but the ingredient list doesn’t show coconut oil or the measurement. Is coconut oil needed? And how much?

    Thanks so much!

  4. Julie says

    Help as I am making this and misread cocoa butter as cacao butter. I have the latter. Can I use that or could I use real butter in a pinch?

  5. Julia says

    I made these today. I doubled the recipe to get 12 regular cupcakes. I used 1/4c honey and 1/4c maple syrup and threw in 1/2tsp baking powder. They are WONDERFUL! The mix tasted just like brownie batter. Heaven. THANK YOU FOR THESE!

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