Real Paleo Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe (Paleo Muffins, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free)
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Real red velvet cupcakes made with bright red beets, cocoa powder, and whole goat milk.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 10
  • 2 cups beet puree*
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ¾ cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup 100% cocoa powder
  • ½ cup whole goat milk
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup xylitol (for low-glycemic) or natural sweetener (honey, maple syrup, coconut palm sugar, etc.)
  • 2 teaspoons Greek or goat yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 oz 100% chocolate bar cut into small pieces
  • Sprinkles of cacao nibs
  1. *To puree the beets, take 2 to 3 unpeeled medium size beets, cut the stems off, wrap in tin foil and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 1 hour. Let cool. Peel the beets (the skin should slip off pretty easily). Puree in the blender or food processor until smooth like applesauce.
  2. Mix all ingredients. Scoop the batter into paper cups in a cupcake pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  3. Let cool (or not), top with cream cheese, and sprinkle with cacao nibs and cinnamon.
  4. Eat ravenously.
  5. Then write to me and thank me.
Recipe by Fat-Burning Man at