Healthier Vanilla Cupcakes

July 27, 2018

 

We all love a slice of cake, or occasional cupcake and I'm pretty sure your kids love baking as much as Lexi does. Lexi loves baking so much that I have tried to alter as many recipes as I can to make them healthier. That way I don't have to feel bad about her having treats.

 

This week Lexi made vanilla cupcakes. She had been nagging for a few days before I finally gave in. 

 

Like the banana bread (you can find the recipe here), I gave Lexi the recipe and watched from a distance as she made it herself. Once again, the results were amazing! 

If your kids can read try giving them a recipe and letting them make it themselves. We tend to underestimate our kids! It's a great learning experience for them and they love the independence. 

 

Here's our healthier vanilla cupcake recipe:

 

 

INGREDIENTS

 

2 cups gluten-free cake flour (we use the Nature's Choice one)

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup softened butter

3/4 cup honey (or organic maple syrup)

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla essence

 

METHOD
 

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.

Cream together your butter and honey (like you would with sugar in a normal cupake recipe). Make sure your butter is room temperature so that it doesn't form lumps.

Beat in your eggs one at a time.

Sift together dry ingredients.

Gradually add to your butter mixture, alternating with the milk.

Once combined, mix in vanilla essence.

Line a muffin tin with cupcake papers and divide the mixture evenly.

Bake for 20 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean).

 

 

 

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