P.S. Real men eat cupcakes. These smell amazing and taste great even without the icing.
|Let them have (cup)cake.|
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 tsp. Baking soda
1 1/2 cups strawberries (finely-chopped)
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 Tbs. Raw wildflower honey
1/2 Tbs. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 and line a 12 muffin tin with cupcake liners.
Mix all dry ingredients until combined and then add in all other ingredients except the strawberries.
After batter is mixed, add strawberries evenly and mix thoroughly. With a spoon, add batter into each liner about 3/4 full and bake 20-25 mins.
1/2 cup strawberry preserves
1 Tbs. pure maple syrup
2 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. arrowroot powder
Whip egg whites in a mixer until they form peaks (like meringue) about 10 mins.
With hand mixer, mix preserves, maple syrup, vanilla and arrowroot powder. When egg whites are ready, fold in the preserves mixture and very gently fold the whites over the mixture by hand until everything is evenly mixed.
*Arrowroot powder can be found in the baking aisle or with the spices. Arrowroot powder is the starch extracted from the arrowroot plant. It is used as a thickener as opposed to flour, cornmeal, etc.
** This icing is not as thick as "traditional" icing.