Post and recipe by: Wellness by Stella
Behold the most chocolatey, moist, velvety cupcakes of all time. These cupcakes taste super decadent and are also high in protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Not to mention they are refined sugar free and flourless! (well, kind of. They are white flour-less.)
Coconut flour can be a tricky thing to bake with because it sucks up moisture like nothing I’ve ever seen before. This is a good thing to remember when reading or making recipes that use coconut flour because the liquid to dry ratio should always look way off.
These cupcakes use an Adaptogenic Chocolate Frosting. Adaptogens are herbal remedies which help your body cope with and adapt to stress. Whether that stress is physical, chemical, emotional or biological, adaptogens have got your back. While they can’t reduce the stressor or stressful situation unfortunately…(Although I am sure mother nature is working on that ASAP) they can regulate / modulate how your body RESPONDS to that stressor. Adaptogens provide you with sustainable energy that will keep you feeling energized and balanced. In this recipe, I’ve used maca powder and cordyceps. I mean…chocolate icing that helps fight stress?!
MACA: is a root which has been used for centuries for fertility. It helps to balance your hormones and is especially effective for women with PMS, PCOS and those going through menopause as it helps control estrogen levels in the body. It has been found to increase fertility in both men and women and helps boost energy, memory and mood!
CORDYCEPS: are a type of mushroom which may not be adaptogenic in the classic sense of the word but are absolutely bursting with antioxidants, and full of immune-enhancing and adaptogenic qualities. Cordyceps significantly help in reducing fatigue, fighting asthma and other respiratory system issues, and are considered to be longevity-promoting due to their positive effect on the immune system
IMPORTANT: DEFINITELY line your muffin tins while making this recipe. As great as coconut flour is, it really likes to stick to things. If you don’t line the tins, you will have yourself a stage 5 clinger and a lot of mess. Just trust me, okay?