I received product from Nutiva to try.
Yesterday was National Chocolate Cupcake Day, and to celebrate it, I decided to make some cupcakes using Nutiva’s Coconut Sugar and Coconut Oil. Oh, no! I didn’t have any chocolate! So, these cupcakes tasted a bit like coconut macaroons, but they had no shredded coconut in them. Vanilla cupcakes are just as good, right? All the ingredients I used were gluten free, so of course the end product was, too. I hope you try these, and if you do, leave me a comment to tell me what you think of the recipe.
Coconut oil melts at 76 degrees! There is no need to refrigerate after opening the container. You can use coconut oil in any recipe that calls for butter. The Nutiva Coconut Sugar is a bit coarse, and looks brown. I read that you can put it in a food processor to grind it up a little to make a bit more fine, but I didn’t do that and my recipe turned out fine. I also used half coconut sugar and half Splenda, because I am diabetic, and wanted to cut out some of the sugar.
Gluten Free Coconut Cupcake Recipe Using Nutiva Coconut Products
Preheat oven to 350°.
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup Splenda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp gluten free vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the coconut flour and baking powder. Set aside.
In another bowl, mix all the rest of the ingredients together except for the milk. Beat with an electric mixer until well blended. Add dry ingredients, and beat well. Add 3 tablespoons of the milk, and beat to mix well. If the batter is still too stiff or dry, add more milk, a little at a time, until the batter is smooth and the consistency of cake batter.
Place cupcake liners in 12 cup cupcake pan. Divide the batter evenly into the 12 cups. Place pan in oven, and bake 18 to 21 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center of one of the cupcakes comes out clean. Remove from oven, and let cook completely before frosting.
I used a ready made container of Betty Crocker Whipped Butter Cream Frosting. It is gluten free, and will generously frost 12 cupcakes. You can also use your favorite home made frosting recipe.