Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes With Orange Frosting

These paleo cupcakes are one of the best cupcakes I’ve ever made. They may be a bit different from the ones you can get in the store but I kind of prefer this version because of the consistency, frosting and they are not overly sweet. This was my first time baking with almond flour and coconut sugar so I was a bit unsure of how they would turn out, I wanted them to be perfect as I was making them for my friend’s birthday party. The end result was a soft, light and incredibly delicious cupcakes.


Makes: 12 cupcakes
Preparation time: 1 1/2 hours

– 165g almond flour
– 4 eggs
– 1 cup coconut sugar
– 1/4 cup coconut oil
– 1 tsp vanilla powder
– 1/2 tsp baking powder
– pinch of salt

Orange frosting:
– 1 cup cashews
– 6 tbsp orange juice
– 4 tbsp maple syrup
– 3 tbsp coconut oil
– zest of 1 orange

To make the cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 175 degrees celsius and line the muffin tin with cupcake cases. In a large mixing bowl prepare the dry ingredients and mix well. In a separate bowl using a hand blender lightly whisk the eggs. Once fluffy add the dry ingredients and mix on a low speed for another minute or until well combined but not over beaten. With an ice cream scoop or using a tablespoon scoop the mixture into muffin cases, covering 1/3 of the case. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the toothpick comes out dry. Once baked remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before decorating with frosting.


To make the frosting:
In a high speed food processor process the cashew nuts until they’ve turned into a powder, then add the remaining ingredients and process until well combined. Transfer into an airtight container and allow the mixture to set in the fridge for about 2 hours.

Once set or it’s firm enough for piping transfer the mixture into a piping bag and decorate the cupcakes. If you don’t have a piping bag you can also just use a tablespoon to place the frosting on top of the cupcakes.

Store the cupcakes in the fridge, they will last up to 4 days.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Good job on the frosting. I always struggle with my Paleo frosting ideas!


    1. karmenpirh says:

      Thank you! It’s very easy to make and it holds the shape. 🙂


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