Candid Reflections

January 10, 2009

Savory Coconut Cupcakes – gluten & dairy free

Filed under: Gluten-Free — Tags: , , , , — candid reflections @ 12:06 pm

Not just an ordinary cupcake… they’re gluten-free, dairy-free, and assuredly delicious!

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Coconut Cupcakes

1 c. sifted coconut flour
½ c. potato starch
½ c. tapioca starch
3 t. baking powder
2 c. sugar
1 c. margarine
6 eggs (or egg substitute)
1 c. coconut milk
2 t. vanilla

Sift together dry ingredients, set aside.  Cream together sugar and margarine.  Combine eggs, coconut, and vanilla, then add to sugar mixture.  Mix into dry ingredients.  Pour batter into muffin tins lined with paper cups.  Bake at 350º for 20-30 min.

Coconut Frosting

4 Tbsp. coconut flour
1 c. coconut milk
1 c. margarine
1 ½ c. powdered sugar
½ c. brown sugar
2 t. vanilla

Heat coconut flour and milk in a saucepan until thickened.  Set aside to cool.  Cream together margarine, sugars, and vanilla.  Beat in cooled coconut mixture until it is smooth and resembles whipped cream.  Add 1tsp. of xanthan gum to stabilize, if necessary.   *note:  Next time I think I’ll try heating the brown sugar with the coconut milk and flour, to eliminate some of it’s graininess.

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