Small vanilla cupcakes with vanilla icing

Vanilla cupcakes

Something sweet 

I realised recently that I don’t post a lot of sweet treats so thought I would give your something sweet this week. This is my grain-free vanilla cupcakes with sugar-free frosting. The cake mix is soft and airy which gives these cupcakes a real cake texture and taste without any sugar or grains.

Making it feel like real cake 

I often find that making cakes taste like cakes when you aren’t using standard cake ingredients is difficult. The light and fluffy texture are not easy to achieve unless you know that eggs hold the key. It has taken me a while to get the technique right, but I think I have it. Egg whites whisked to stiff peaks that are folded into a cake batter make grain free cakes light, fluffy and airy. You would swear you were biting into a sponge cake. 

Coconut flour 

Jaime has come to a decision that he doesn’t like coconut flour; he doesn’t like cookies and cakes baked with coconut flour. I didn’t have the heart to tell him that the tray of cupcakes he ate in one afternoon was made from coconut flour, I didn’t want to ruin his afternoon. When you bake with coconut flour, it is a good idea to remember that not all coconut flour is made equally. Sometimes coconut flour can be very dry, it will soak up all the liquid in your recipe and leave you with something difficult to eat. When I bake cakes with a new bag or brand of coconut flour, I like to leave the batter to hang out for 10 minutes. This is to make sure that the flour doesn’t steal all the moisture in my cake. If the flour is super thirsty, you can add a little more liquid and save the cake before you bake. 

Vanilla cupcakes recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla bean paste

Vanilla cupcakes

  • Servings: 12
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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The cake mix is soft and airy which gives these cupcakes a real cake texture and taste without any sugar or grains.



Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla bean paste

Directions

  1. Instructions
  2. Separate the egg whites and yolks. 
  3. Put the egg whites in a clean mixing bowl and whisk until they are stiff peaks. 
  4. Set the egg whites to one side
  5. Put the remaining ingredients into a food processor and blend together to create a smooth batter.
  6. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter.
  7. Line a 12- cup muffin pan with cupcake wrappers, the number of cakes you get will depend on how large your cake pan is
  8. Pour the batter into the cupcake wrappers, don’t overfill the cupcake wrappersPour the batter into the cupcake wrappers, don’t overfill the cupcake wrappers
  9. Bake at 180 degrees C/ 350 degrees F for 20 minutes
  10. Allow the cakes to cool completely before icing

Nutrition

Per Serving: 80 calories; 6 g fat; 5 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein

Equipment

  • Whisk
  • Bowl
  • Food processor
  • Muffin tin
  • Cupcake wrappers
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.

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