Frosted Spiced Cupcakes

Frosted Spiced Cupcakes

Makes 16

It's hard to believe when you taste them, but these sweet treasures are gluten free, egg free and dairy free. They're perfect for birthday parties, holidays or any occasion where there's a reason to celebrate with moist, delicious cupcakes.

Ingredients: 
  • For the Cupcakes
  • 1/2 cup expeller-pressed canola oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almondmilk or other non-dairy milk
  • 1 (6-ounce) container plain coconut milk yogurt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon egg replacer, such as Ener-G, mixed with 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 cups white rice flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • For the Frosting
  • 1/4 cup vegan margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almondmilk or other non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon gluten-free pure vanilla extract
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Method: 

Preheat the oven to 350°F. For the cupcakes, whisk together oil, almondmilk, yogurt, sugar and egg replacer mixture in a large bowl. In a separate large bowl, mix together rice flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Add flour mixture to milk mixture and stir to combine. Spoon batter into 16 paper-lined standard muffin tins, filling each about two-thirds full. Bake until cooked through and light golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack and set aside to let cool completely.

For the frosting, put margarine, sugar, almondmilk and vanilla in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until well combined and fluffy, about 1 minute. Spread frosting on cupcakes, sprinkle cinnamon over the top and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 cupcake, 250 calories (90 from fat), 11g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 22g sugar), 1g protein
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