This luscious chocolate cupcake has black tahini in the frosting and black cocoa in the cake, making these cupcakes both interesting and color and drama, and higher in calcium and antioxidants than traditional cupcakes. So enjoy your nutritious cupcake!
Preheat oven to 375 F, and line a cupcake tin with paper liners.
Make flax eggs in a large bowl, and let them sit for ten minutes.Melt the coconut oil - I normally just put the jar in a pot of boiling water and then measure out the amount of melted coconut oil I need.
Make the Cupcakes
To that large bowl with flax eggs, add in the wet ingredients and use a hand-blender or spoon to mix up the batter.
Then, add the dry ingredients, one by one, mixing in between each addition.
Use an ice cream scoop to fill paper liners about 2/3's full.Bake the cupcakes about 15-17 minutes, or until an inserted tooth pick comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool while you make the frosting.
Make the Frosting
Pour the powdered sugar and black cocoa into a large mixing bowl. Prepare a hand mixer, and set aside while you melt the chocolate and other ingredients in a double boiler on the stove.
To do this, insert a 2-cup pyrex measuring cup into a pot of hot water, put the butter, and chocolate bar into the cup and stir, taking care to not allow any water to touch the chocolate, and taking care the chocolate mixture doesn't even boil. Turn off the heat if it looks like it is getting too hot.
Once the butter and chocolate are melted, stir in the black tahini until well mixed.
Pour the melted butter, chocolate and tahini onto the powdered sugar and black cocoa, and use a hand mixer to combine. Almost right away you'll need to add at least 2 tbsp of milk. Add more to achieve the texture you want.
Cover the finished frosting with a soaking-wet paper towel, while you prepare the cupcakes to frost. I used a closed star tip, but you can also just spread it with a butter knife.
We keep our cupcakes refrigerated but that does dry out the cake. If you plan to eat them in one day, don't refrigerate. Enjoy!