Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.Over a simmering double boiler or in a microwave-safe dish, melt the coconut spread and margarine with the espresso, pudding mix powder, water and cocoa. Stir well. Set aside to cool for a bit.
With the paddle attachment in your mixer, combine the rice flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. About a minute or two on low speed.In a separate bowl, whisk the sour cream, agave, vanilla and eggs.
Add the cocoa bowl mixture into the mix of flours and other dry ingredients. Combine on low to medium speed. When completely mixed, add the sour cream/agave mixture. When all ingredients are thoroughly combined, stir in the mini chips by hand.Using a regular-sized ice cream scoop, distribute the batter into 16 cupcake cases in cupcake tins.Bake at 325 for 40 to 42 minutes. Rotate at the 20 minute mark. Use the toothpick method to determine if the cupcake is baked.
Cool for 12 minutes before removing cupcakes from the tins. And let them completely cool (before adding marmalade centers) and topping with the champagne glaze.
Whisk the sugar and champagne well. (If using marmalade, first scoop out the centers of the cupcakes with melon ballers and fill.) Drizzle glaze on top of each cupcake.
Lemon Peach Champagne Marmalade
In a large bowl combine all the above ingredients. Pour into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over a medium flame. Keep stirring with a heat resistant spatula to avoid sticking and burning. The champagne marmalade will reduce and congeal in about 20 minutes. Take off the heat. Cool for about 10 to 15 minutes. Scoop out the middles of the cooled gluten-free double chocolate cupcakes with a melon baller. And then top with Champagne Glaze.