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Saturday 18 October 2014

Orange Cupcakes with Sticky Orange Glaze (SCD, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

  • Classic cupcakes with a hint of orange in the batter
  • Zingy OJ reduction glaze
  • Makes 12 standard cupcakes

Orange Cupcakes

2 cups almond meal
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 teaspoon SCD-safe vanilla
3 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Zest of one orange

-Preheat oven to 180C/375F and grease a regular muffin tin (if it has a tendency to get sticky; otherwise, don't bother)
-Melt butter and coconut oil together in microwave-safe bowl
-Combine all cake ingredients in a mixing bowl
-Divide batter evenly between 12 spots
-Bake for 15 minutes
-Allow to cool before removing from the pan
-When they're cooled, dip upside down into the Sticky Orange Glaze (below)

Sticky Orange Glaze

1/4 cup fresh orange juice, strained with no pulp
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon coconut oil

-Melt ingredients together in a very small saucepan over medium heat
-When it begins to bubble, turn to medium-low and leave to simmer for 20-25 minutes until reduced by about half
-Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature before dipping the cupcakes

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