Thursday, June 17, 2010

Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate frosting (Gluten Free/Low Glycemic/Sugar Free)

Since I no longer eat sugar and flour I need to search for a dessert I can have. These cupcakes are it! Yummy and healthy. Coconut flour is full of fiber!

Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

1/2 cup coconut flour, sifted
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
6 eggs
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
1/2 cup splenda or agave nectar (I used Splenda)
1 tbls vanilla extract

1. In a medium bowl, combine coconut flour, salt and baking soda
2. In a small bowl, blend together eggs, grapeseed oil, agave or splenda and vanilla
3. Mix wet ingredients into dry and blend with a mixer or hand blender until smooth
4. Pour batter into well oiled cupcake tins (I used papers)
5. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes
6. Cool completely
7. Top with chocolate frosting

Chocolate Frosting

1 cup dark sugar free chips or I used a dark chocolate bar
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
2 tbls splenda or agave nectar
1 tbls vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt

1. in a small saucepan over very low heat, melt chocolate and grapeseed oil
2. stir in splenda or agave nectar, vanilla and salt
3. place frosting in freezer for 15 minutes to chill and thicken
4. remove from freezer and whip frosting with a hand blender until it is thick and fluffy
5. frost cupcakes!


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