Cupcakes – Weight loss program Compliance: GFCF/SCD/GAPS/LOD/Paleo/Nut-Free
Frosting – Weight loss program Compliance: GFCF (see additional concepts under)
These cupcakes are actually not just for Mom’s Day, however the floral design lends itself so properly to springtime and Mom’s Day.
What makes these cupcakes festive is the floral frosting particulars. These flowers require particular frosting piping ideas. So that you’ll must plan forward slightly.
I wished to share my Coconut Flour Cupcake recipe, and the way we made ours. My 9 yr previous daughter and I made these. In reality, the pink one on this photograph she adorned.
On this case we made mini cupcakes, and chocolate sponge. I like minis as a result of I can get the flavour and pleasure with much less sugar. Though, I feel the common dimension are even prettier with extra flowers and even room for piped leaves. If you wish to make yours Chocolate add 1/four cup of unsweetened cocoa. I’m sharing the vanilla model as a result of it has extra dietary compliance with low oxalate and Particular Carbohydrate Weight loss program (SCD)/GAPS Weight loss program. Any cupcakes will work, however I do love these.
The feel may be very forgiving. Coconut flour makes a cake fluffier and lighter than almond flour. The vanilla is robust and scrumptious on this recipe.
Coconut Flour Cupcakes
- 1 ¼ cups coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Eight massive pastured eggs
- 2/three cup melted grass-fed ghee (use coconut oil if it’s essential to be dairy-free)
- 1 cup uncooked honey
- 2 tablespoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 330 levels. Grease and flour two 8-inch cake pans. In a big bowl, mix the coconut flour, salt, and baking soda. In a medium bowl, whisk collectively the eggs, melted ghee, honey and vanilla extract. Mix the moist substances into the coconut flour combination with a handheld mixer till totally mixed.
Bake for 18-23 minutes, much less for minis. As soon as inserted toothpick comes out dry (a couple of moist crumbs), cake is prepared. Let prepare dinner in pan, then cool on rack. Frost after cake is cool.
I used common buttercream with these as a result of this was the primary time we had been utilizing these new piping ideas so I wished to go along with a frosting I do know pipes nicely. Butter makes the perfect buttercream, however keep away from butter for those who diet is casein-free. I discover ghee is usually tolerated if it’s “licensed casein-free,” but when somebody has allergic reactions to dairy, keep away from ghee too. Coconut oil will work simply high quality.
Subsequent time we’ll experiment. We wish to make a sugar-free dairy-free “buttercream” frosting with powdered Lakanto and coconut oil subsequent, with the intention to make it low sugar and Keto compliant. And we wish to attempt a cooked buttercream frosting with honey to see if we will make one SCD and GAPS compliant.
Contemplate making a double batch of frosting if you wish to make a number of colours of flowers. You’ll want the additional quantity within the piping baggage.
1 pound of powdered sugar (roughly four cups)
¼-½ teaspoon salt (personally I like ½ teaspoon)
1/2 cup ghee, coconut oil, or palm oil (ghee is made out of butter, keep away from if strict dairy-free is important)
¼ cup non-dairy milk
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
Cream ghee or oil in bowl – by hand, with an electrical hand mixer, or stand mixer. When you use a stand mixer use the paddle attachment (not whisk).
Beat the butter for three minutes to make it a bit fluffy.
Measure the milk and add the salt to the milk to dissolve it, after which set it apart.
Add the sugar in two components. Sift the primary half of the powdered sugar into the blending bowl with the butter, together with the vanilla and half the milk. Beat for three minutes.
Sift the rest of the sugar to the blending bowl, add any meals coloring, and an extra tablespoon of milk (don’t pour the milk abruptly). Beat for three minutes.
Add any further milk little by little, as wanted, till you attain the specified consistency.
Keep in mind, the pure coloring will add liquid so don’t add it on the very finish or it’d make the frosting too comfortable for adorning.
And yet one more factor, at all times use pure coloring, not typical meals dye. The pure colours look nice, particularly for florals the place pastels look stunning (and they’re much higher for you and your kids). These pictured listed here are all made with pure plant-based colours, they usually got here out very vibrant.
Adorning the cupcakes
Adorning them is my favourite half!
As I discussed up entrance, these flowers require particular frosting piping ideas. They’re referred to as Russian Piping Ideas. They promote them at Michael’s and different craft/baking provide shops, in addition to some main on-line retails that ship in a single day, so you may get them the identical day or subsequent day, however planning forward is at all times a good suggestion. They typically are available in a pack of 12 and there are various nice movies on-line on find out how to use them.
However the gist is pretty easy, place the nozzle the piping bag (with or and not using a coupler) fill a piping bag with frosting.
To pipe, place vertically, place towards cupcake and squeeze piping bag. One it begins to stick to the cupcake pull up and launch the stress slowly. One press makes a complete flower.
One in every of my favourite methods is to unfold one shade up the insides of the piping again, after which scoop a unique shade into the middle. It comes out two-toned like my purple and yellow one.
You may apply on some wax paper as we did.
Hope you take pleasure in them! Share your outcomes with us.