Hormone Balancing Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberries

HORMONE BALANCING CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH STRAWBERRIES

Celebrate today with these delicious Hormone Balancing Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberries in honor of my birthday!  One bite will transport you to another planet. 

I know many of you have dealt with at least one of these: heavy PMS, sudden mood changes, oily hair, spontaneous acne and more. I have been struggling with a hormonal imbalance for a long time now and I actually started treating it about a two years ago. It finally made a lot of things come into place. While I would love to say that a pill was the answer you all know me better than that. I believe in listing to our bodies and really discovering what’s going on. Between a healthy lifestyle, healing super foods, a whole food diet, natural remedies along with the help of my holistic nutritionist I am on my way to a more balanced hormone production.

You all know how much I love chocolate and in honor of my birthday. YES it is my birthday SO I decide to share an awesome homemade hormone balancing chocolate cupcakes with strawberries.

I use my favorite gluten free chocolate cake mix as the base and spruce it up with some magical touches like, ground maca and cinnamon plus the awesome all natural, dairy free and full of healthy fats strawberries frosting.

Oh and then the grated beet in there really does make you feel like you can have your cake and eat it too.

It is my birthday after all.

Go for it.

Take a bite.

I’m not looking.

HORMONE BALANCING CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH STRAWBERRIES

INGREDIENTS

1 package of Jessica’s All Natural Foods Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

2 cups of finely grated beets, I use a microplane

2 eggs

2 tablespoons of coconut oil

3/4 cups of boiling water

1/2 cup of any milk of choice, dairy free or dairy, I used Lifeway Kefir

1/2 cup of mashed avocado

2 tablespoons of orange juice

2 tablespoons of orange zest

1 1/2 tablespoons of maca powder, I use Wild Food Co.

FROSTING

1/2 cup of raw coconut butter, I used Dastony

1/2 cup of cashews soaked

1/2 cup of dates, pitted and soaked

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 cup of pureed strawberries

1 tablespoon of vanilla powder

WHAT TO DO

Preheat oven to 325. Line the muffin tins with cupcake liners, I like using non bleached, like these from amazon

In a large bowl combine all the ingredients for the cake batter but the boiling water. Then add the boiling water, stir to combine and let sit for about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile in a food processor or blender add all the ingredients but the strawberries for the frosting. Blend or pulse until creamy. Then add the strawberry puree. It might separate a little, still tasty. No worries. Transfer to a small bowl with a fitted lid, like a mason jar. Set in the fridge until ready to use.

Pour the cupcake batter into the lined tins and bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before frosting.

Frost and enjoy with me for my birthday!

HORMONE BALANCING CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH STRAWBERRIES

 Thank you Jessica’s All Natural Food for sponsoring this post, it means so much to me to work with companies that reflect Follow Our Passions values and beliefs. All opinions are my own. 

Andrea Broom

Hi! I'm Andrea. A girl who loves her chocolate as much as her greens.

26 Comments
  1. The cupcake looks yummy!! I am looking forward to trying out this recipe. Chocolate and strawberry are my favorite flavors. Seems to be simple and quick. Thank you for sharing.

  2. This looks so good. Chocolate and strawberries taste so good together. I would love to try them in this cupcake form. I love that they are so much better for you than a regular cupcake.

  3. Who knew there was Hormone Balancing Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberries!!! These sound great, even without the added benefits. Happy Birthday!

    1. Thanks Sally! Yeah, with the maca in there it is def a great addition if you are trying to balance out your hormones.

  4. I was reading through the ingredient list and it does look like it is a healthier version of the chocolate cupcake with strawberry cream frosting. I have not tried adding beets when I make cupcakes. This is something I need to try making soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    1. Thanks! The beets in there don’t really come out, they sort of just add a richness to the chocolate flavor. Glad you like it 🙂

  5. Wow – I definitely need to make these my next go around. If something chocolately (PMS is the only time I crave chocolate) can help with my PMS – I’ll be stuffing these in my face faster than I can make them.

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