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Raspberry and Chocolate Velvet Halloween Cupcakes Recipe

These Bloody Red Raspberry and Chocolate Velvet Cupcakes Are Scary Sweet

The following post was originally featured on The Whole Tara and was written by Tara Milhem, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Latina.

Halloween is nearly here and it's always fun to get a little festive. Although I'm a fan of balance, I definitely think it's important to be mindful of what you're getting yourself into with sugary sweet Halloween treats. Lorna Jane Clarkson shared her Bloody Red Raspberry & Chocolate Velvet Cupcake recipe with me and I'm hooked on this healthy Halloween treat!

Bloody Red Raspberry and Chocolate Velvet Cupcake

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Raspberry and Chocolate Velvet Halloween Cupcakes Recipe


  1. For the cupcakes:
    1 cup almond meal
    1/2 cup quinoa flour or amaranth flour
    1/4 cup dessicated coconut
    2 tablespoons arrowroot flour
    2 eggs
    1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
    1/3 cup rapadura sugar
    1 beetroot, very finely grated
    1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
    3 tablespoons cacao
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 teaspoons lemon juice
    Pinch Himalayan salt
  1. For the garnish:
    Greek yogurt or labneh
    18 raspberries (fresh work best)
    1 tablespoon cacao for dusting


  1. Preheat oven 170°C or 350°F. Line 18 mini muffin tins with baking paper or patty pans.
  2. Place all ingredients for cupcakes in blender and blitz 30 seconds.
  3. Pour into muffin trays and bake 17-20 minutes.
  4. Top with Greek yogurt or labneh and torn fresh raspberries, and dust with cacao.
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