No one will believe that these tiny & moist cupcakes are gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free. Delicately spiced and topped with fresh frosting, these sumptuous treats are perfect for any occasion!
Frosted Spiced Cupcakes
For the Cupcakes
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 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 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 cups powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk or other non-dairy milk
1/4 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F. For the cupcakes, whisk together oil, almond milk, yogurt, sugar and egg replacer-water 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, almond milk 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.
*Recipe and image courtesy of Whole Foods Market.*