Whether you're an experienced baker or a newbie in the kitchen, you can't go wrong with some good old chocolate cupcakes with cinnamon frosting. Especially when they are incredibly easy to make, healthier than regular chocolate cupcakes, and are so pretty they would make any foodie smile. Intrigued? Read on for the recipe to make your very own Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting!


As the end of the year approaches, our thoughts turn to family time, festive jingles, bright decorations...and yes, glorious food! We all look forward to once-a-year festive treats that we can't wait to sink our teeth into. Unfortunately, along with these treats comes with the uncomfortable awareness that they typically contain "Naughty" ingredients - refined sugar, unhealthy fat, lots of salt, and so on.

Instead of letting that get us down, we decided to create a "Nice" version of the traditional "Naughty" chocolate cupcake. These cupcakes use olive oil (a healthy fat) instead of butter, molasses (an unrefined sweetener) in place of white sugar, and our very own creamy Cinnamon Roll Almond Butter as a convenient (and deliciously indulgent) frosting!

Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting

Makes 12 cupcakes

½ cup olive oil
¾ cup molasses
2 pc eggs
1 cup wholemeal flour
½ cup cocoa powder
¾ cup milk
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp Himalayan rock salt

Frosting (serves: 1 cupcake)
1 tsp Cinnamon Roll Almond Butter

Garnish (optional)
Dried star anise
Berries of choice


  1. Preheat​ ​oven​ ​to​ ​175​ ​degrees​ ​Celsius.
  2. Mix​ ​olive​ ​oil,​ ​molasses​ ​and​ ​eggs​ ​in​ ​a​ ​bowl​ ​and​ ​whisk​ ​until​ ​combined​ (​about​ ​5​ ​mins).
  3. In​ ​a​ ​separate​ ​bowl,​ ​combine​ ​all​ ​the​ ​dry​ ​ingredients (wholemeal​ ​flour,​ ​cocoa​ ​powder,​ ​baking​ ​powder,​ ​baking​ ​soda​ & ​salt)​.
  4. Pour​ ​in​ ​1⁄2​ ​​ ​of​ ​the​ ​dry​ ​ingredients​ from Step 2 ​and​ ​1⁄2​ ​of​ ​the​ ​milk​ ​into​ ​the​ ​wet​ ​mixture.
  5. Whisk until ​well​-​combined (about 5 mins).
  6. Bake​ ​in​ ​preheated​ ​oven​ ​for​ ​25-30​ ​min​ ​or​ ​until​ ​a​ ​skewer​ ​inserted​ ​into​ ​the​ ​cupcake​ ​comes​ ​out​ ​clean.
  7. Let​ ​cupcakes​ ​cool​ ​completely.

Once​ ​cool,​ ​frost​ ​each​ ​cupcake​ ​with​ ​one​ ​teaspoon​ ​full​ ​of​ ​Cinnamon Roll Almond Butter​ ​and​ ​decorate​ ​with​ ​dried​ ​star​ ​anise and​ ​berries​ ​of​ ​choice.

These chocolate cupcakes with cinnamon frosting are perfect for a DIY Christmas gift, a gesture of goodwill while Christmas visiting, or to delight your family and friends!