Apple Pie Cupcakes with Cream "Cheese" Frosting
Recipe type: Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free
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Serves: 12 servings
Fluffy, irresistible grain-free cupcakes filled with a gooey and sweet apple pie center and topped with dairy-free cream "cheese" icing.
Apple Cupcakes:
Apple Pie Filling:
  • 1 teaspoon unrefined walnut oil
  • 2 apples, diced small and skin left on
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dairy-free Cream "Cheese" Frosting:
  • 1 cup cashews, soaked for 30 minutes and drained
  • 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup ground coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoon gluten-free pure vanilla extract
To prepare cupcakes:
  1. Preheat oven to 325F and line a 12 cup muffin pan with muffin liners. Set aside.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Whisk wet ingredients together in a large bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until incorporated.
  5. Divide batter into prepared muffin cups.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Allow cupcakes to cool in the pan for 1 minute before removing from the pan and placing on a cooling rack to cool.
To prepare apple filling:
  1. Add oil to a medium-sized frying pan. Heat on medium heat.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and saute for 8-10 minutes until apples are crisp tender.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside.
To prepare frosting:
  1. Add all ingredients to a small food processor or blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
To assemble cupcakes:
  1. To insert the apple pie filling, use a melon baller to scoop out a circle of cake from the top of each cupcake. Drop a tablespoon or so of apple pie filling into the hole of each cupcake and press the mixture gently so that it's flush with the top of the cake.
  2. Drop a dollop of frosting onto each cupcake and smooth with an icing knife.
Cupcakes can be stored for a few days in the fridge or freeze in an air-tight container for up to 2 months.
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