Back to School Cupcakes

Posted on August 12th, 2012 in Cupcakes, Gluten Free

Have I got a treat for you today! Chocolatey cupcakes with sweet, satisfying, crunchy surprises inside.

Flourless chocolate pistachio cupcakes; perfect on their own for a snack, or garnished with an icing of your choice. And the best part is, the recipe for these cupcakes is flourless, gluten-free and dairy free! {The icing is not, but the great part is that these taste amazing without the icing – I just felt like decorating cupcakes for a back to school theme, and just maaaaybe wanted to tie in the apple theme with what (or who ;-)) I’ll be sharing with you. More on that in a bit}.

It may come as a surprise that someone with a blog named, Sweetopia, be concerned about such things, but the truth is, although I do like love my sweets, for the most part I try to eat well, and if a dessert I find, like this one, is pleasing to my palate and healthy, I’m thrilled about the discovery. And I hope you will be too.

My beautiful friend, Amie of The Healthy Apple, is the creator behind the delectable flourless chocolate cake recipe, which you can find here, and you’ll want to check out her impressive array of other scrumptious, clean eating recipes. Chock full of vibrant, inspiring ideas, you’ll find everything from gluten-free snacks, to healthy dessert options, helpful hints for smart food shopping, and so, so much more.

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Back to School Apple Themed Cupcakes

For a fun, back to school theme, garnish these cupcakes, either with or without icing, with a little marzipan apple. So easy to make; I just colored and rolled some marzipan into a ball, dusted it with some red petal dust, made a hole with a toothpick and inserted a small brown, marzipan stem. For a little added glitz, dip the stems in brown disco dust.

 

I couldn’t help but think about one of my favorite books, Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Treewhile I was making them, and The TomKat Studios’s sweet, green, polka dot cupcake liners matched perfectly too. Kim’s also got simply adorable Back to School Printables I was looking forward to using.

Hope you enjoy some back to school baking fun!

xo,

Marian

 

 

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