Earth Day Seedling Cupcakes

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Recipe inspired by Sara Bakes Gluten Free.

Seedling cupcakes for Earth Day! These fluffy cupcakes are gluten-free. Made with cacao and creamy peanut butter created with the NutraMilk and topped with peanut butter frosting. We just love peanut butter and chocolate! Enjoy! 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/4 cups gluten free flour blend
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. almond butter made with the NutraMilk
  • 1 cup almond milk made with the NutraMilk
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seed oil or grape seed oil
  • 1 tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

For chocolate peanut butter frosting

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter made with the NutraMilk
  • 2 tbsp. cacao powder
  • 1 cup cup powdered sugar
  • 4-6 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

For ¨dirt¨ topping

  • 1 tbsp. cacao powder
  • ½ cup peanuts, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. sunflower seed oil or grape seed oil
  • 2 tbsp. chocolate, chopped

For almond butter

  • 2 cups (300g) almonds
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pink Himalayan salt (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Making almond butter
    • Place almond and salt in the NutraMilk container.
    • Press Butter cycle, set for 12-13 minutes.
    • Press Start.
    • Open the container lid.
    • If necessary, set for an additional 1-2 minutes for a creamier butter.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  • In large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • Stir together almond milk, almond butter, oil, vinegar and vanilla. In separate bowl add the rest of dry ingredients and whisk until combined. Pour wet ingredients into dry mixture and mix batter until combined.

  • Divide batter evenly into prepared cupcake pan. Bake cupcakes 20-22 minutes, until center is set. Place on cooling rack to cool completely.

  • To make peanut butter frosting, beat frosting ingredients with electric mixer. Beat until creamy (add additional almond milk if needed).

  • Pipe frosting onto cupcakes.
  • Mix all topping ingredients together. Roll cupcake over this mixture or spoon mixture onto cupcakes. Add a green leaf from your garden to decorate or mint if you want it to be edible. Enjoy!



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