Gluten-free Strawberry Cupcakes

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photo-11Gluten-free Strawberry Cupcakes with Whipped Cream

Adapted from Elana’s Pantry*

Serves 6-8

INGREDIENTS

1/2 c. coconut flour

1 Tbs. arrowroot powder

1/4 tsp. sea salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/3 c. maple syrup

4 large organic eggs

1 Tbs. vanilla extract

1/2 c. finely chopped strawberries (I left mine a little less “finely chopped” b/c I wanted chunks of berries;)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line 6 muffin cups with paper liners.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine dry ingredients (coconut flour, arrowroot powder, sea salt, baking soda).  Mix until well combined.

In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients (maple syrup, eggs, vanilla).  Beat until well combined.  With the stand mixer on low (mixing with a hand mixer is fine as well), slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry.  You may need to scrape the sides down with a spatula.

Once combined well and a thick batter has formed, gently fold in chopped strawberries.  Using a 1/4 c. measuring scoop, drop batter into muffin cups.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Whipped Cream

1 c. organic pastured heavy cream

2 Tbs. maple syrup

In the bowl of a stand mixer with a wire whisk attachment, add heavy cream and beat on high speed.  Stream in maple syrup and continue beating until stiff peaks form.

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Once cupcakes have cooled, pipe or dollop Whipped Cream on top of each cupcake.  I used a plastic Ziploc bag as a makeship pastry bag to pipe it on the cupcakes.  Spoon the whipped cream into the bag and snip one corner of the bag off.  Garnish with leftover fresh strawberries.

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NOTES: Elana’s Pantry recipes have NEVER failed me and she is a genius at gluten-free and Paleo baking!  I modified her recipe by swapping out the agave (which I don’t consume) for real maple syrup, and used less than her recipe calls for.  They were still plenty sweet!

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1 Comment on Gluten-free Strawberry Cupcakes

  1. These look really good! I have that cookbook too. Love her stuff!

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