Before we start, let’s take a big breath. I am far too excited (if you could see me, I am doing this ridiculous stationary dance) about this baking adventure and really hope it won’t be a mash of words mixed between exclamations of, “omg so goooooood!”
Last night I wanted to bake something delightful and didn’t feel like going to the store for fancy ingredients. Coconut oil samples had been sitting in my cupboard for a while and became the launching pad for my cupcakes. I settled on adapting a recipe for the base of my coconut cake after browsing the internet for a recipe that I had all the ingredients for. I used brown rice flour and only half of the coconut oil and was very scared because my batter was crumbly and awful until I added the milk. After that, it was batter bliss.
When the cupcakes came out of the oven, they looked far too naked. I decided on a Nutella glaze to liven them up and it proved true. The result is a cupcake that isn’t too sweet and has the perfect balance of hazelnut and coconut. Plus, it isn’t too unhealthy. That’s what I say every time I used brown rice flour. Somehow that one ingredient always makes baked goods healthier.
Don’t you wish you could be sharing a cupcake with me over a cup of coffee? Because I do.
Pinch of salt
3/4 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp coconut oil 2 tbsp butter
1/2 C sugar
Tiny bit of vanilla
1/4 C milk Nutella Glaze 1 C powdered sugar 2 tbsp milk (start with 1 tbsp) 1 tbsp Nutella Preheat oven to 375 °F Mix together the flour, corn starch, baking powder, and salt. Beat in the coconut oil and butter then the sugar. It may look crumbly at this point, that is okay. Beat in the egg until fully combined. Lastly, add in the vanilla and milk to give the batter a creamy texture. Spoon the batter into a lined cupcake tin. Bake for *20 minutes. While your cupcakes bake, whisk the powdered sugar with 1 tbsp milk. Add in 1 tbsp Nutella and beat with a hand mixer. If the glaze is gooey, add just a bit more milk to give it a creamy consistency. Spoon over warm cupcakes. *This may be different for other altitudes.