Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes (gf)

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Introduction: Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes (gf)

About: A born and raised Greek mother and professional cook and gluten free food writer who lives in Las Vegas. Love desserts and the unusual flavor combinations!

The frosting was so light,not overly sweet,unlike the regular frostings and the lemon addition brighten up the whole cupcake. It’s a really well-balanced dessert,with no butter and not much sugar. You will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth!

Step 1: Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

  • 2 large eggs,at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 cup plain yogurt (I prefer Greek yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 TBSPS lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 2 TBSPS Strawberry Vegan jello or regular for the non vegetarians
  • pinch of salt

For the frosting:

  • 3 cups very cold heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest from a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Step 2: Directions:

Make the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven at 350 F. Line cupcake liner in your tin and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl add all the dry ingredients: rice flour,corn starch,almond meal,baking powder,salt and jello powder. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl,with an electric hand mixer,beat eggs and sugar for 2 minutes until fluffy and slightly pale.
  4. Add olive oil,yogurt,lemon juice,lemon zest and vanilla extract and whisk again.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and whisk until well incorporated.
  6. Fill 2/3 of the tin and bake for 15-20 minutes.Let them cool completely before frosting.

Make the frosting: In a stand mixer or electric beat the cold heavy cream with the rest of the ingredients until stiff peaks formed. DO NOT OVER BEAT! You don’t want to turn into a butter!When cupcakes cooled completely,put frosting into a piping bag and start piping!Top each cupcake with a fresh strawberry.

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    Super yum! I love strawberry and lemonade together :)