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Chocolate Cupcakes Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

Chocolate Cupcakes
Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

Ice cream and cake for everybody!

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

1 ½ cup brown rice flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I prefer dark cocoa powder)
1 teaspoon baking soda
Zest and juice of 1 medium orange (approx. 1 T. zest and ½ cup juice)
1/3 cup water
¼ cup agave nectar or ½ cup sugar
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil or unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ – ¾ cup chocolate chips

1.  Heat oven to 375 degrees.
2.  Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
3.  In another bowl combine wet ingredients.
4.  Make a well in the dry ingredients and add wet, stirring just to blend.
5.  Stir in chocolate chips.
6.  Place cupcake liners in a muffin pan.
7.  Divide batter among the cups.
8.  Bake 15-20 minutes or until the tip of a knife inserted into the top of a cupcake comes out clean.
9.  Remove from oven, take cupcakes out of the pan and allow to cool. 10. Frost with your favorite frosting recipe if you must, but these are great unfrosted, either naked for with a scoop of ice cream.

Makes 12 cupcakes.

Now for the Ice Cream head on over to the Kindle Store for you free copy of my ice cream book Frozen Fun.  Don’t do dairy?  Don’t worry there are both dairy and non-dairy (banana based) versions available in lots of flavors.  Better hurry this is available today January 27 only.

But don’t be selfish.  Please share this blog post and the book giveaway with others.  Feel free to reblog if you like. 

This blog post is a part of the following:
Allergy Free Wednesdays

Gluten Free Wednesday

Gluten Free Fridays

Thought for Today

Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins


“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
Mahatma Gandhi

12 Tips for Gluten Free Living #1: Attitude is Everything


Copyright 2012 by R.A. Robbins

Copyright 2012 by R.A. Robbins

We create our life with our thoughts.  No you did not choose to have an illness or an intolerance that limits the foods you can eat.  But you can choose your reaction to the limitations.

  • Focus on wellness rather than illness.
  • Surround yourself with positive people.
  • Try turning your thoughts and actions to living a happy and healthy life, instead of feeling sick and deprived.
  • Use affirmations to focus your mind on the positive.

The gluten free life can be an adventure and an opportunity to learn new things if your approach it with an open mind.  Look for the positive in the gluten free life and you will find it – or it will find you.


Rogene Robbins is the author of The Gluten Free Good Life and other books available at Espirational Books  and’s Kindle Store.  Please visit her My Gluten Free Life Page to get better acquainted with her.

Thought for Today

At times is it seems that I am living my life backward, and that at the approach of old age my real youth will begin. My soul was born covered with wrinkles-wrinkles that my ancestors and parents most assiduously put there and that I had the greatest trouble removing,… – Andre Gide