Black Bean Chocolate Cupcakes

by Todd Leonard CEC on January 13, 2014
Todd Leonard CEC
Overall Rating: 5/5 | Kids Rating: 5/5


Your friends will never guess the secret ingredient in these yummy cupcakes!

Serves: 15

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Total Time: 45 min

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  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1 1/2 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 1/3 c. Powdered Sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. cream

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  1. Cook beans and rinse with cold water.
  2. In a blender, blend beans, egg mixture, and vanilla until completely liquefied.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add baking soda, baking powder, and cocoa powder. Add bean mixture and beat until smooth.
  4. Scoop batter into prepared muffin tins. Bake at 350 F for 14–18 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes and remove from tins.
  5. For frosting, cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and cocoa powder.
  6. Mix in cream and beat at high speed for 30 seconds. Frost cupcakes when cool.

Recipe featured in September 2013 Thrive It Up broadcast.