Coconut Frosted Cupcakes

Coconut Frosted Cupcakes

You can never go wrong with a good cupcake recipe and this is just that. Expect a fluffy bun topped with a creamy coconut frosting. We've subbed wheat flour for almond meal and coconut flour so it's a tasty alternative for coeliacs or those with a gluten intolerance.


Ingredients:

Cupcakes:

  • 75g almond flour
  • 30g coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 TBSP almond/coconut milk
  • 3-4 TBSP honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Coconut Frosting:

  • 1 can chilled coconut cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 TBSP maple syrup

*Makes 8 cupcakes

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 180ºC/Gas Mark 4.
  • Line a muffin tray with paper cases.

Cupcakes:

  • Mix the dry ingredients together before adding the wet ingredients and beating until well combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and fill to about 2/3.
  • Bake in oven for 20-25 mins or until a toothpick placed into the centre comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool on wire rack.

Coconut Frosting:

  • Chill a can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight or for at least 4-5 hours.
  • Scoop the thick layer of milk that will have settled on the top, keep the watery base and use it in a smoothie!
  • With a mixer, or hand-beater, whisk the eggs for 3-5 minutes until soft creamy peaks form.
  • Mix in the maple syrup and vanilla extract. If desired, add some natural food colouring and combine.
  • Spoon or pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.
  • Decorate with your favourite toppings and viola!

Nutritional Info:

Coconut Flour

  • A light, fluffy flour that is gluten-free and wheat-free.
  • Very high in fiber which improves digestion and enhances colon health.
  • The high fiber content also has a positive effect on blood sugar levels; substituting coconut flour for some wheat flour in a recipe can also moderate the blood sugar effect of wheat.
  • High in protein, nearly twice the amount than wheat flour.
  • Full of healthy fats including medium-chain triglycerides, although saturated, these digest easily and provide instant energy, antimicrobial properties and may boost your metabolism.

Coconut Milk

  • Contains the same healthy fats and benefits as coconut flour.
  • Can improve digestive health and can be used to treat the symptoms of a stomach ulcer and acid reflux diseases.
  • A tin of coconut milk can provide half or more of the recommended daily allowance of iron (7-8mg). This high level of iron can help treat anemia.
  • Excellent source of vitamin E which provides nourishment for your skin and hair, can even be used to provide relief from sunburn when applied directly to the skin.