Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes


I am not much of a cake person…or cupcakes for that matter.  To be honest, I hate frosting.  What?!  I know.  However, sometimes there’s a time and place for a good cupcake!  I was invited to a “favorite things” party this past weekend and I went through my head a million times of all my favorite things trying to decide what I thought ANYONE would also love and could get good use out of.  I decided on silicon muffin tin liners.  I use these to make lotion bars, muffins, mini quiches, homemade “reese’s cups” and all kinds of great stuff.  Why do I love them?  Well, nothing sticks to them!  You get the entire muffin or cupcake to come out clean and you don’t produce any waste for landfills!  Perfect.

So, in true Dr. A fashion, I wanted to bake something to take to the party and thought it would only be fitting to use the liners to make cupcakes.  If i made cupcakes, I had to try my hand at frosting.  So, THE DAY OF THE PARTY I decided on Vanilla cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting.  Neither were hard, and everyone really liked them!  I did not taste test these on my brother’s palate, so my friends could just have been lying that they were good!  You should try them and let me know. ;)

Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes: (thanks to Paleo Indulgences)

makes 12 cupcakes

  • 2/3 cup coconut flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (or coconut oil)


Preheat oven to 350F.  Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl except the melted butter and mix to combine.  With the mixer on low, slowly pour in the melted butter.  Pour the batter evenly into 12 SILICON MUFFIN LINERS and bake 22 minutes or until the center springs back when you press on top.  Cool completely before frosting. (Frosting recipe on it’s way!)

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