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Easy Orange Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

With a hint of orange and the most delicious ingredients these cupcakes are absolutely perfect for a healthy snack or dessert. They’re also gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian friendly 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 18 Cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes 

  • ½ Cups of plain gluten free flour (I use doves)
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons of gluten free baking powder
  • ½ Cup of coconut sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Zest of 2 large oranges

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 ½ Cups of vegan cream cheese (I use VioLife)
  • 4 Tablespoons of dairy free yogurt (I use Alpro soy)
  • 2 Tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Zest of 2 large orange 

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180∞Celcius
  • Line muffin trays with 18 muffin cases (there’s no need for muffin cases if you use silicon muffin trays) – you may need two muffin trays
  • In a small mixing bowl add the flour and baking powder & set aside
  • In separate large mixing bowl add the coconut sugar and melted coconut oil and stir
  • Add 3 eggs (or egg replacer) one at a time beating individually
  • Add the vanilla extract, orange zest and stir
  • Add the flour mixture and coconut milk and stir well to combine
  • Evenly divide the mixture across the muffin tins
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, you can test with a knife or skewer and if it comes out clean they’re ready, if not pop them back in for another 5 minutes
  • Leave the muffins to cool on a cooling rack
  • For the cream cheese frosting, add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl (leaving half of the orange zest for topping) and whisk until thick and fluffy
  • Evenly top the muffins with the frosting and add finish with a little orange zest on top, enjoy