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These low sodium chocolate cupcakes are a fantastic and easy treat – skip the box mix, and make these easy cupcakes from scratch with no salt added. Great for birthdays, desserts, potlucks, or just some fun rainy day baking!

Ready in about 30 minutes, these cupcakes are simple and made with mainly pantry staple ingredients, including low sodium baking powder and baking soda. Top these with low sodium buttercream for an extra decadent treat.

low sodium cupcakes with chocolate cake and vanilla buttercream frosting

It was the hubby’s birthday last weekend and I asked him what he would like for a treat: chocolate cupcakes and mint buttercream. While I’m 99% a savory cook, I decided to foray into a little sweet baking for my honey.

I found a few recipes for chocolate cupcakes online, which use salt, salted butter, buttermilk, high sodium baking powder, and baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). Yikes! I substituted my favorite low sodium ingredients to make these super low so friendly.

They turned out delicious, and I can’t wait to make these again!

These Low Sodium Chocolate Cupcakes Are:

  • Rich
  • Fudgy
  • Fluffy
  • Sweet
  • Easy to Make
  • Made without Salt or High Sodium Ingredients
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Low Sodium Treats & Desserts

These low sodium chocolate cupcakes are a great treat or dessert that is easy to make. They’re great for holiday baking, a potluck dessert, a birthday treat, or just for a sweet snack!

Make some for yourself, or bake extra to share. They have no added salt and low sodium ingredients, which make these friendly for those enjoying a low sodium lifestyle.

Browse all our low sodium desserts here to find your next favorite.

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low salt chocolate cupcakes with sodium free baking soda and baking powder

How Do You Make Cupcakes without Salt?

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners or cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients: flour, cacao powder, sodium free baking powder & soda. Mix well to combine.
  3. In a medium bowl, add the wet ingredients: eggs, brown sugar, white sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and Greek yogurt. Stir well until all ingredients are combined.
  4. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix well until the batter is well combined. Fill the cupcake liners halfway with batter (not too much). Bake in the oven for 20-24 minutes until cooked through, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcakes comes out clean.
  5. Once cupcakes are done, remove from oven and allow them to completely cool before frosting. Enjoy for up to 3 days in the fridge in an airtight container.

A Great Low Sodium Sweet Snack

These easy chocolate cupcakes make a fantastic salt-free snack you can enjoy any time. It satisfies those late-night sweet and chocolate cravings, and are a really wonderful treat.

You can frost these cupcakes with store-bought low sodium icing, or homemade unsalted buttercream. Browse all our low sodium snack recipes here for some great sweet & savory ideas when you want a little something without added salt!

low sodium chocolate cupcake recipe with frosting icing or homemade buttercream with blue cupcake liners

I adapted this recipe from these cupcakes – but swapped out quite a few ingredients which are high in sodium. I used Greek yogurt instead of buttermilk, no salt, and sodium free baking soda and powder.

More Low Sodium Dessert Recipes You’ll Love

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low sodium cupcakes with chocolate cake and vanilla buttercream frosting

Low Sodium Chocolate Cupcakes

AuthorKelly Jensen
These low sodium chocolate cupcakes are a fantastic and easy treat – skip the box mix, and make these easy cupcakes from scratch with no salt added! Great for birthdays, desserts, potlucks, or just some fun rainy day baking!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 138 kcal

Equipment

  • Cupcake Tin
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Mixing Bowls

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup All Purpose Flour
  • cup cacao powder
  • ¾ teaspoon sodium free baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sodium free baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ granulated white sugar
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners or cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients: flour, cacao powder, sodium free baking powder & soda. Mix well to combine.
  • In a medium bowl, add the wet ingredients: eggs, brown sugar, white sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and Greek yogurt. Stir well until all ingredients are combined.
  • Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix well until the batter is well combined. Fill the cupcake liners halfway with batter (not too much). Bake in the oven for 20-24 minutes until cooked through, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcakes comes out clean.
  • Once cupcakes are done, remove from oven and allow them to completely cool before frosting. Enjoy for up to 3 days in the fridge in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 14mgPotassium: 102mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 30IUCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.

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  1. These were great. I used vanilla Greeek yogurt. No icing – just a small scoop of ice cream. I’ll be making these again.
    Thanks for the recipe.

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