Monday, January 4, 2010

Coconut Cupcakes

I am breaking my rule again as I haven't actually made these, but I did have them, made by my friend Sierra, and I thought they were great! She is an expert at baking with coconut flour, and I can't wait to delve into her recipes more! I am just so busy these days and not getting stuff up on my blog, so I want to push some things through. :)

Coconut Cupcakes

Ingredients for Cupcakes

6 eggs lightly beaten
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 tsp. almond extract

Method for Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 muffin tins with paper or silicone.

Warm honey and melt coconut oil together over medium low heat. Sift coconut flour, salt, and baking soda into the eggs and beat with a hand mixer. Add warm honey/oil mixture while continuing to beat until thoroughly blended. Add almond extract and blend until smooth. Pour into lined muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. These will brown quite a bit because of the honey. Cool completely before frosting.

Ingredients for Frosting

3 egg whites at room temperature
1 cup honey
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract

Method for Frosting

Beat egg whites until foamy. Boil honey until it forms a hard ball in cold water (about 210 degrees on a candy thermometer, if I remember correctly). My honey just starts to smell like it's scorching when I'm at the right temperature. Don't burn the honey though or it will taste gross (trust me).

With the mixer running, continue to beat the egg whites while adding the boiling honey. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla and mix until incorporated. This makes way more frosting than you will need for the cupcakes. It will keep in the fridge for a couple of days (theoretically).

1 comment:

Shady Lady said...

These sound yummy. I've added the recipe to my files. My husband is the baker, so I'll have to wait until he is back from Afghanistan for good to try them. Thanks for sharing!!