Anyway, while the birthday boy has no allergies, nor do three of my other kids, one of my sons is allergic to dairy, gluten, and chocolate. Cake usually contains at least two of these ingredients. Having allergies is no fun, but especially on occasions like this. Watching everyone else enjoy cupcakes stinks! No worries! The Spunky Coconut and her Vanilla Bean Cake to the rescue!
He loved these cupcakes. He had three unfrosted for a big snack and there was no reason to feel guilty; they are made with just a little honey and stevia. The rest of the ingredients include great northern beans, eggs, and coconut flour, all nutritious foods. At the party he had one with frosting. I didn't measure anything for the frosting so I really couldn't tell you what I did. Into a food processor I put coconut cream, vanilla extract, honey, stevia, coconut oil, and the cream from a separated can of coconut milk. After I put it in the fridge it hardened a little and had the consistency of buttercream frosting.
The cupcakes looked and tasted very much like the Betty Crocker version I made for everyone else. The frosing was very "coconutty," but just to look at it, you'd never know it was different from the rest.
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