Go Back
+ servings
One of the best gluten free desserts: Tasty and healthier black bean chocolate cupacakes.

Chocolate Black Bean Cupcakes.

These chocolate black bean cupcakes are topped with a rich cream cheese frosting for a sweet treat! Black beans add some fiber and protein making these even better for you.

Course Dessert
Cuisine gluten free, Nut free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 354 kcal


For the cupcakes:

For the Frosting:


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners. Mix butter, sugar and eggs for 3 minutes on high with until thick and creamy.

  2. Fold vanilla extract into pureed beans. In a small bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, gluten free flour blend and baking powder.
  3. Add egg mixture into beans then fold flour mixture into beans a little at a time. Add the chocolate chips, and stir well. Fill cupcake liners about ⅔ full. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Make the cream cheese frosting:

  1. Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and salt, beating until blended. Stir in vanilla.

  2. Top each cupcake with a swirl of frosting and enjoy! If you don't eat them right away, they do need to go in the refrigerator because of the cream cheese frosting.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Black Bean Cupcakes.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 127mg6%
Potassium 243mg7%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.