Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint

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Last Updated on December 8, 2023


Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint

The one thing I love about cooking is how flexible it is.  I can’t count on my fingers and toes the number of times I have started a recipe thinking it would be something and once it’s done, realize I had instead created a different creature.  Cooking is about going with the flow.  Knowing your ingredients and realizing that as long as you follow certain rules, it will turn out all right in the end.

I thought that this was going to be a thin mint cookie recipe and it transformed into a light and fluffy Paleo Chocolate cupcakes recipe  that satisfied my need for dark chocolate and peppermint.


Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint



Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes
Yield: 12

Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes



  • 2 cups of Pecans
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint flavoring
  • 2 tablespoons B grade maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon palm Shortening

Chocolate Peppermint Frosting

  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp palm Shortening
  • 11/2 tsp of peppermint flavoring


  1. Combine the pecans, dark chocolate chips, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder in a food processor/blender and grind until you have a flour.
  2. In a medium bowl add the peppermint oil, maple syrup and eggs and mix well.
  3. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and blend thoroughly.
  4. Pour the batter into 12 cupcake tins and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  5. To make the frosting combine the chocolate chips, palm shortening and peppermint oil in a pan over low heat. Cook until the chocolate chips are melted and then set on your counter to cool.
  6. Frost the cupcakes with the frosting and enjoy!

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42 thoughts on “Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint”

  1. OMG! These look so delicious!!
    I just started eating paleo and am a huge baker, so I am SO SO SO glad I came upon your site! Its amazing! All your recipes look so delicious! I can’t wait to get baking again! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you!


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