Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Paleo Yellow Cupcake Recipe with Valentine's Day Topper Printable

Lately, I have been totally craving yellow cake.  Yellow cake makes me think of spring and sunshine which is just around the corner.  I am always trying to figure out good healthy alternatives that don't feel like I am eating healthy and this cupcake recipe is the perfect sweet treat.  and let me tell you, if you make these cupcakes the smell factor is off the chain.  Mmm.. I can still smell the delicious whaff from the oven, trust me it's good. 

Since I made cupcakes, of course I had to make sort of fun V-day topper! I don't know what it is about making a topper, it makes the cupcake extra special and Nora sees the topper, claps her hands and starts stabbing the cupcake.  :) download here

Ingredients:

Cupcake:
1/4 Cup Coconut Flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
3 eggs- 
1/4 cup palm shortening or vegan shortening
3 tablespoons of maple syrup
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

Makes 7-8 cupcakes

Frosting:
1/2 cup coconut butter
2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of lemon zest
1 cup of sliced almonds

Instructions:

Cupcake:  Heat Oven to 350 degrees.  Throw in all the ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour into cupcake wrappers and then it's oven time. These took about 25 minutes in my oven but if you have a hot oven- check around 22 minutes.  Take out of oven and place on a cooling rack.

Frosting: Mix it all together in either a blender or mixer- this is a really light frosting. Take a knife and smear on the top of cupcakes.  Then take sliced almonds and put them in a bowl.  Take your cupcake and dunk it in the almonds.  

 

16 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Looks fab!

I need to try coconut flour. :) How are the carbs on it?

17 Perth said...

My husband is gluten free...and I have never used coconut flour! I am so intrigued! These look awesome! Love the printable too!

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

ooo, yummy! i could eat those cupcakes! i may just have to make these ones. i mean valentines day is coming up, so i will have a very good excuse to soon.

To The River said...

Healthy, huge + ;-) (The winter time always forces me to think about that:))

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Looks yummy! :)

Carla from The River said...

We were craving cupcakes too. :-)
I made chocolate and yellow.

Gaby said...

I haven't had much luck baking with coconut flour but I'll have to give these a go!

Kira said...

So cute, love the toppers! Had to pin it :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

mmmm....pretty, too! The frosting sounds yummy!

Sarah Alway said...

Yellow cake is absolutely the best kind! And these are so cute for Valentine's Day! I don't normally celebrate, but for something like this I might make an exception and give the hubby a treat. ;-)

rooth said...

I'm totally sending it to my cousin and his wife who are on a paleo kick right now - thanks!

Mary Jo said...

Gosh I was craving a cupcake today so bad and it just couldn't happen because they don't sell anything decent anywhere near where I live, but soon I will indulge--your recipe looks delish!
xo Mary Jo

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

I love coconut and I love almonds, and these have both! I bet they taste very, very good!

Nichole said...

Ooh, I love this! I am currently on the Whole 30, but once I am done, I plan to try and mostly eat Paleo, and will definitely have to make these cupcakes!

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

These sound delish! So cool that you got them posted!! I'm impressed by that frosting, sounds so good! Yay grain-free treats! =)

Suzannah Hamlin Stanley said...

These sound delish! So cool that you got them posted!! I'm impressed by that frosting, sounds so good! Yay grain-free treats! =)