Today is my birthday, which means there is no one more important in the world than I am (except Enrique Iglesias–happy birthday, Enrique!). I am one of those people who will forever be obnoxious about the annual celebration of her birth. When asked to do something unpleasant I say “but it’s my birrrrthdaaaay!!!!” And I expect to be treated like a queen by coworkers to whom I have never spoken.
And of course, I require cupcakes.
I’ve heard good things about how coconut flour performs in baked goods, so this seemed like as good a time as any to try it out. I adapted this recipe from Power Hungry and they turned out so well! My husband said they taste like the Samoa Girl Scout cookies (or Caramel Delights, depending on where you’re from). Then he ate three of them.
This frosting I came up with is something I’m really excited about. Dextrose behaves differently in frostings than table sugar does, usually it causes some separation after a while, but this frosting has held up in the fridge.
- 1/2 cup of coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup of dextrose
- 1/2 cup of water
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of milk (I used goat milk)
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon of milk (again, I used goat)
- 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 4 tablespoons of dextrose
- 1-2 tablespoon of water
Preheat the oven to 350˚.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a small pan over medium-low heat, add the water and dextrose and stir until dextrose is dissolved to create a simple syrup.
Add in the simple syrup, milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla into the flour mixture and beat until a smooth batter forms.
Line a muffin tin with 8 muffin liners and divide the batter equally.
Bake for 18-22 minutes.
Let muffins cool in the tin for about 10 minutes, then set them out on a wire rack for another 10.
Add all ingredients into a bowl except the water and stir.
Add one teaspoon of the water in and if it’s still a bit thick, add in the other. It should be just a tad runny, if you like it thicker let it cool in the fridge for a few hours.
Elimination Diet safe: No.