To celebrate my daughter Elle’s first birthday, I made a big spread of these scrumptious gluten-free, grain-free, The Myers Way®, and AIP-approved cupcakes frosted with strawberry, chocolate, and maple-cinnamon icing. I also used the same recipe to make her beautiful cake!
Most of the guests at Elle’s party were adults, although you’d never know it with how quickly they gobbled these up! Even our guests who weren’t following a Paleo, AIP, or keto diet absolutely LOVED these better-for-you cupcakes.
These cupcakes looked and tasted so good that no one could believe I made them myself–they thought they were from a professional bakery! Plus, since there were many children around Elle’s age at the party, parents were thrilled that there was a sugar-free cupcake option for their child to eat too.
The recipe below features pretty pink icing made with fresh strawberries, and you can find this recipe along with the other two delicious flavors of frosting I used in my cookbook, The Autoimmune Solution Cookbook.
Elle had a wonderful time at her party surrounded by family and friends–and was super excited to show off that she mastered walking just in time for the big day!
I hope you enjoy these cupcakes as much as we did!
Heat oven to 350°F. Place a paper cupcake liner in each muffin pan cup or arrange 18 silicone muffin cups on a sheet pan.
To make the cupcakes: In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix together the cassava flour, coconut flour, arrowroot flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, coconut sugar, and gelatin on low speed. Add palm shortening, vanilla, applesauce, vinegar, and coconut milk. Beat on low, then medium speed, scraping down the sides, until well mixed.
Fill each muffin cup two-thirds full with batter. Lightly press dough down into the cup. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of one or two cupcakes comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool completely before icing.
To make the icing: In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the palm shortening and coconut oil on low until combined. Add vanilla, stevia, maple syrup, tapioca starch, and strawberries. Beat on low for 1 minute, then increase the speed to medium-high and beat until thoroughly combined.
Get 35 Gut Recovery Recipes for Free!
Receive 74 pages of delicious recipes and tips to repair a leaky gut PLUS a $10 gift card when you join my free weekly newsletter
Your information is secure and will never be sold or rented to a third party.
AIP Mocha Protein Brownies
AIP & Keto Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Smoothie
Fig and Roasted Fennel Steak Salad
Yuca “Fries” with Garlic-Lime Sauce
Content on this website is not considered medical advice. Please see a physician before making any medical or lifestyle changes.