Gluten-Free Apple Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting
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Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • ½ cup potato starch
  • 1 teaspoon guar gum
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
Cinnamon Frosting
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 bag (or 2 pounds, or about 7 cups) of powdered sugar
  • 1 T. of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • About 2 T. whipping cream
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 – 9 inch pans, a 13 x 9 pan, or line 2 cupcake pans.
  2. In a large bowl combine white rice flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, guar gum, baking powder, sugar, and spices.
  3. Add eggs and applesauce and stir with a spoon to combine. Then blend with a mixer on medium-high for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour batter into 2 lined cupcake pans. Bake at 350 for 18 - 22 minutes (30 – 40 minutes for a 13 – 9 pan and 30 – 35 minutes for 2 9 inch cakes) or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Frosting Directions
  1. Take your butter out of your fridge in plenty of time to let it come to room temperature.
  2. Whip that butter. Before you add anything else to the bowl, whip that butter. Keep whipping for at least 3 minutes.
  3. Add in the vanilla, cinnamon, and the pinch of salt and mix. Then start adding the powdered sugar a couple of cups at a time until it is all mixed in.
  4. Drizzle in half of the whipping cream then check the consistency. Add the rest if you think it’s not too thin.
  5. Whip the frosting until you think you’ve whipped it enough, and then mix it for an extra minute or two.
  6. Use a pastry bag and a decorating tip to frost.
Recipe by Premeditated Leftovers™ at https://premeditatedleftovers.com/gluten-free-apple-spice-cupcakes-cinnamon-frosting/