Sweet Saturday: gluten free hostess cupcakes

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Y’all. Jo Ann got me this gluten-free bakebook as a thank-you for working on her closet, and I am IN LOVE I TELL YOU. The bakebook focuses on cupcakes, and all of the recipes use either almond or coconut flour, making each recipe grain-free (aka – super low carb, super low glycemic ).  That this book utilizes these two flours is a major plus for me because with my gluten allergy issues and low blood sugar tendencies, I have found that when I consume less carbs and more fats and proteins, I feel better and have tons of energy.

With all that said, I’m going to be trying out the recipes in this book and posting the results on the blog! My first recipe to try were these hostess cupcakes:

I had a few disastrous moments while baking these. In fact, I was sure I wouldn’t be able to post about it on the blog (this explains the sloppy hostess swirls). Surprisingly though, they ended up turning out really tasty!

I did learn a few lessons from this experience though:

  • First, ALWAYS follow the exact measurements when baking gluten free or risk the recipe not turning out well. I had quite a scare with the chocolate ganache topping when I greedily tried to make it even more low-glycemic!
  • Second, I wish I would have taken these out of the oven earlier because they were a little dry.
  • Finally, I learned that when baking with coconut flour, it’s really important to be store the finished product in an airtight container AND in the refrigerator to prevent hardening.

I was really pleased with this recipe and will definitely try it again. I can’t wait to try some new ones from this bakebook as well! Hopefully my next experience will produce prettier results!

What’s making your Saturday sweet?

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Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

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