3 Ingredient Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Can a cupcake that is gluten free, dairy free, paleo-friendly, whole 30 compliant, has no added sugar, and only 3 ingredients actually taste really good?

Answer: YES!!!

Try this recipe for yourself and find out.  It is sweetened with bananas, so there is no added sugar.  It is rich in flavor with a dense, fudge like consistency.

– Cupcakes –


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (or any nut butter)
  • 3-4 T cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients using a food processor, or a hand mixer.  Blend until smooth.
  3. Spoon batter into six (6) cupcake liners.
  4. Bake for 17-20 minutes , until a toothpick inserted, comes out clean.

Bake less for a more dense fudge-like cupcake.  Bake longer for a cupcake that is more muffin-like.









Next……..a healthy chocolate frosting.

Note – This frosting recipe does contain honey or maple syrup as a sweetener.  So you may want to skip the frosting if you are staying away from added sugar as in the Whole 30 outline.

– Chocolate Fudge Frosting –


  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and seed removed
  • 3 T cocoa powder
  • 1-2 T raw honey (or maple syrup)


  1. Combine all ingredients using a food processor, or a hand mixer.  Blend until smooth.
  2. Chill frosting until ready to use.
  3. Use as a frosting for cakes or cupcakes.










Make this frosted cupcake a decadent dessert – add slices strawberries and maybe some whipped coconut cream!  ENJOY!!!


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