Healthy Coconut Cupcakes Recipe – Step by Step Guide

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Healthy Coconut Cupcakes Recipe – Step by Step Guide: These healthy coconut cupcakes are paleo, gluten free, vegan, and dairy free, yet taste like a decadent coconut cake that’s the perfect springtime dessert! Easy and deliciously sweet!

Vanilla Coconut Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup Japanese sweet potato, 1 large, baked and skin removed
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut butter
  • 1 cup coconut milk, full fat
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed, mixed with 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder, or paleo baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda

Coconut Vegan Buttercream Frosting:

  • 16 oz raw cashews, soaked
  • 1/4–1/3 cup coconut milk, full fat
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Vanilla Coconut Cupcakes:

Preheat oven to 375F and line a 12-pan cupcake tin with cupcake liners.

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In a large food processor, puree sweet potato.

Add in remaining cupcake ingredients except for desiccated and blend until a thick batter.

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Fold in desiccated coconut.

Spoon batter into cupcake liners.

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Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool before frosting.

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Coconut Vegan Buttercream Frosting:

Blend cashews in a large food processor until smooth.

Add in coconut cream, vanilla, and maple syrup.

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Blend until smooth.

Spoon into large piping bag and frost each cupcake.

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Store remaining frosting in a large sealed container in the fridge.

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  • JASMINE GOMEZ

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