Paleo Halloween Cupcakes

I think cupcakes and Halloween go together like apple pie and Thanksgiving, complementing each other oh so well.

These gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, nut-free Paleo Halloween Cupcakes are a wonderfully festive dessert. While we can no longer give out homemade treats to our trick-or-treaters, making Paleo Halloween Cupcakes for Halloween gatherings and parties screams celebration to your ghoulish guests. I hope you enjoy this fun (mostly) allergy-free dessert as much as we do!

Paleo Halloween Cupcakes

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Servings 8 cupcakes


  • Bake Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes and allow to cool for 2 hours
  • Make Paleo Chocolate Frosting
  • Pipe frosting onto cupcakes
  • Place decorations on cupcakes
  • Serve
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
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In the recipe above the “ingredients” are my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes, my Paleo Chocolate Frosting, and the adorable decorations (I bought mine at Sur La Table, make or purchase your own from anywhere you wish). Here are some amazingly spooky, yet adorable cupcakes for your gluten-free boys and girls.

Many of you have made these cupcakes and know that they are fairly simple to throw together. The frosting is an easy recipe as well. After you make it, put it into a pastry bag with your favorite tip –I’m not sure which tip number I used as none of my piping tips are labeled, so apologies in advance for not being able to answer that question.

Here are some of my healthier Halloween recipes:


9 responses to “Paleo Halloween Cupcakes”

  1. Dear Elena,
    Are these cupcakes SCD legal? If not, could some substitutions be made to make them legal for SCD?

  2. Elana,

    Honeyville gave me your website, in case you could
    help me out. I am trying to make waffles with almond flour,
    but I can’t use eggs, which seems to be the big binder in
    this recipe. I have had tried pureed fruit, but it doesn’t
    work. I was wondering if you had any suggestions for other
    “binders”. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.


  3. Sur La Table is a great place for fun stuff like those decorations! They just opened one in the Southglenn area down in Centennial!

  4. Hey all. So I made these in mini cupcake format and they turned out as delicious bites of chocolatey goodness. They are very rich tasting- the icing itself is a chocolate blast. My husband said he could taste the coconut and he liked it.

    The recipe made 22 mini cupcakes…

  5. Hi. Have sent a couple previous emails…but I am not on any social media…so more and more it seems that the email itself is not given to much priority. Anyway, I’m poised to make the cranberry walnut bread……just need to clarify if the cranberries are just used “raw”…frozen….or cooked first then frozen before using in the recipe. Sorry to be so anal……..but want to fo0llow the recipe.

    • It seems Elana has revised the recipe, and it calls for frozen cranberries. I would also think it meant frozen berries. If you were to defrost them they might loose shape and become too wet. This way the moisture will be absorbed into the flour mixture. Hope this helps.

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