Gingerbread Cupcakes with Coconut Vanilla Icing

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Coconut Vanilla Icing
Serves 12
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Ingredients
  1. (For the cupcakes)
  2. 2 cups gluten-free Bob Red Mills 1-2-1 baking flour
  3. 2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1 tsp baking soda
  5. ½ cup molasses
  6. 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  7. 3 free range eggs
  8. pinch of sea salt
  9. 2 tsp ginger powder
  10. 1 tsp cinnamon
  11. 1 tsp vanilla powder
  12. 1 tsp cloves
  13. ½ tsp allspice
  14. 1 cup unsweetened canned pumpkin puree
  15. 1 cup olive oil
  16. (For the icing)
  17. 2 cups coconut butter
  18. 1 tsp vanilla powder
  19. ¼ cup cold unsweetened coconut or almond milk
  20. ½ cup coconut icing sugar or Swerve Natural Sweetener
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Grease a large muffin tin with coconut oil.
  3. In a large bowl for the cake add flour, baking powder and soda, coconut sugar, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla powder, cloves and allspice and mix well.
  4. Then add molasses, eggs, pumpkin puree and olive oil and whisk well.
  5. Add batter to the pan and bake in the oven for 25-28 minutes or until it comes out clean with a toothpick and let cool fully before icing.
  6. In the mean time in a large bowl with a mixer OR a high speed blender add coconut butter, vanilla and milk of choice and blend well until smooth and creamy.
  7. Add coconut icing sugar and mix well. Adjust to your taste.
  8. Ice cupcakes with a beautiful thick layer of icing and then let set in the fridge for about 10 minutes and serve!
  9. Makes about 12-16 cupcakes
Notes
  1. Photos by Lisa San Filippo
  2. Moments Marketing provides photography for social media, websites and corporate events as well as offers marketing consulting services. It's also a sister company to Moments Photography, a portrait photography company. Lisa is the owner, creative visionary and chief photographer of Moments Marketing and owner and photographer of Moments Photography. www.momentscalgary.com
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