Happy Fourth of July Cupcakes or Flag Cake

Kids and adults alike will love these cupcakes! Feel free to use raspberries if you like but I just love strawberries.  To make a 9×13, simply double recipe.  You may still have enough batter to make a few cupcakes.
 
I chose to use the Dairy Free Version because the coconut milk and oil make this cake so moist and delicious! 
 
For a totally Dairy Free Cupcake, use Whipped Coconut Milk in the place of the Cream Cheese Frosting, just add a little stevia and vanilla! 
 
The Best Grain & Sugar Free Vanilla Cake (Cake is also Dairy Free)
Makes 14-15 cupcakes or 1- 9″ x 9″
 
1 cup Almond Flour 
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp Coconut flour 
1 tbsp Baking Powder
1/4 plus 1/8th tsp Kal Stevia (to taste)
 
6 large Eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
3/4 cup coconut milk, canned 
1 tbsp vanilla
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
 
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix dry ingredients.
  3. In separate bowl, beat eggs and mix in remaining wet ingredients.
  4. Add wet to dry and whisk until there are no lumps.
  5. Taste for sweetness.  Some of sweetness will “cook” out so remember this when judging how much Stevia is needed.
  6. Divide batter into cupcake liners or lined cake pans (Wax/parchment paper).  I use a large ice cream scoop for cupcakes.
  7. Bake cupcakes for 18-20 minutes.  
  8. For 9×9 cake, check for doneness after 25 minutes and cook longer if needed..
  9. Carefully remove from pan and remove paper and cool on rack.
  10. Decorate with Cream Cheese Frosting.  Store in refrigerator.
 
**Note:  If batter is a little thick, simply add a few more tablespoons of almond milk
 
Cream Cheese Frosting
 
8 oz cream cheese frosting
8 oz Heavy Cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 plus Kal Stevia (to taste, possibly another 1/8th tsp)
  1. Beat cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Add vanilla, Stevia and heavy cream.
  3. Beat until thick.
  4. Spread onto cake or use a pastry bag to pipe icing. 

Comments

  1. says

    I made these cupcakes the other day and everyone loved them! I forgot to add the vanilla to the frosting and didn't realize until after I frosted the cupcakes. But it was so good! It tasted just like butter frosting!

  2. says

    I have my fourth of July cupcakes cooking now in the oven! Can't wait to try them.. Thank you for all the great recipes. LOVE them! I was just curious, do you happen to know how many grams of carbs are in these?Thanks you! Happy 4th of July! :)

  3. says

    Glad you are enjoying recipes! Each dairy free cupcake has about 3 net carbs!! The regular ones about 4. This is without the creamcheese frosting which adds very little!

  4. says

    Just curious..if I wanted to can I replace the stevia w/sugar? My cupcakes taste like bread. And I added what I thought was a lot of stevia. Thank you again. :) Amy

  5. says

    Amy, when cooking with Stevia, make sure you taste the batter before baking and over sweeten just w bit because the sweetness of Stevia can bake out. Taste your batter often :-) I haven't ever used sugar In this recipe. Hope this helps.

  6. says

    Thank you. I did read that you said that the stevia will cook out. I thought I made it sweet enough. I know these things cane be trail and error! Maybe I will try again w/stevia and make it really sweet this time 😉 Thanks again for you feedback I do appreciate it! :) Amy

  7. Cristine Atkinson says

    I’m confused and it’s probably just me, but for the dairy free frosting version, you list cream cheese frosting as an ingredient?? Confused. For dairy free, do I just not use cream cheese and use the whipped coconut cream? Doesn’t seem like that would be thick enough? Am I missing something?

    • says

      Cristine, in the notes before the recipe, it states: “For a totally Dairy Free Cupcake, use Whipped Coconut Milk in the place of the Cream Cheese Frosting, just add a little stevia and vanilla!”

      Of course, the whipped coconut milk will not be the same as using cream cheese. It won’t hold up as well. Hope this helps! I have some new dairy-free chocolate frostings but haven’t mastered a truly tasty vanilla dairy-free frosting.

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