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Now, back to the gluten free raspberry cupcake recipe.
As mentioned in the previous post on Red Velvet Cupcakes, I tried another recipe from Elana’s book Gluten-Free Cupcakes.
Her recipe for Strawberry Cupcakes looked enticing, but with only having raspberries in the fridge I decided to switch things up a bit. Not a lot of changes, raspberries from strawberries, but I also added some lemon extract to the batter. This added a nice tang to the berries.
Again, this recipe uses coconut flour and like I said before, I love that it only makes 8 cupcakes. The texture of these cupcakes is a cross between a muffin and a cupcake, which I enjoy. They do stand on their own and need no icing-however the cream cheese raspberry icing I topped them with. YUM!
Recipe: Gluten Free Raspberry Cupcakes
(adapted from the book “Gluten Free Cupcakes” by Elana Amsterdam)
½ cup coconut flour
1 Tbsp arrowroot powder
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
4 large eggs
½ cup agave nectar
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon extract or lemon zest
½ cup fresh raspberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line 8 muffin cups with paper liners.
In a medium bowl, combine the coconut flour, arrowroot powder, salt and baking soda.
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, agave nectar and vanilla extract with a handheld mixer.
Blend the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and with a handheld mixer combine thoroughly.
Mash ½ cup raspberries.
Add mashed raspberries to batter and stir.
Scoop ¼ cup of batter into each muffin cup.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until cupcakes are done.
Once cupcakes are cooled, you then can icing them.
Recipe: Raspberry Icing
1 250 g pkg cream cheese
2 Tbsp coconut milk
1/3-2/3 cup icing sugar
¼ cup mushed raspberries
In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese with a handheld mixer.
Once smooth, add 2 Tbsp of coconut milk and beat for a minute.
Add 1/3 cup of icing sugar and slowly start whipping mixture. Beat until mixture is ultra smooth.
Fold in mushed raspberries.
To icing cupcakes, fill Ziploc bag with icing.
Cut corner off with a scissor and squeeze icing onto cupcake.
Top icing with a raspberry.