Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cupcakes please.

Some days cupcakes are mandatory.

Today was one of those days.

No flour, No sugar? You bet.

How about the frosting? nope. powder sugar free. 

How is that possible?

Let me show you the ways. 

In the batter-

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup of coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 cup raw agave nectar
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine coconut flour, sea salt and baking soda in a large bowl. Stir to mix.
Combine eggs, grapeseed oil, agave and vanilla in a medium bowl. Stir to mix.

Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients in large bowl. Use a hand mixer to make a smooth yellow cupcake batter.

Pour batter into oiled cupcake pan, or be smart and use the cupcake liners.. (I was out)

Bake for 10 minutes if using small cupcake pan, 20 if large.

Start prep for frosting, while they are baking.

Powder sugar free FROSTING

You will need:

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (darker the better)
  • ½ cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • pinch celtic sea salt
In a medium sauce pan, mix all ingredients together and stir constantly (except xanthan gum!)

Transfer to a bowl and place in freezer for 10 minutes to cool and thicken.

Hold on to that spoon

Pour chocolate into food processor or blender and whip. (add xanthan gum if needed)

Frost your cupcakes!

Baby cupcakes make me smile.
Don't you get the same effect?

1 comment:

  1. mmmm- you are such a creative lady! How awesome do these look?! And I don't like powdered sugar frosting, so I'd be all about your version. Your peanuts! So cute. ah!