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.

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

Ingredients:
– 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.

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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.

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2 Comments Add yours

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

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    1. karmenpirh says:

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

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