Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cupcakes with Goat Cheese Icing

You can stick to your paleo diet and still snack on these tasty gluten-free red velvet cupcakes. The goat cheese icing is...
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red velvet cupcakes

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You can stick to your paleo diet and still snack on these tasty gluten-free red velvet cupcakes. The goat cheese icing is lower in fat than the usually cream cheese icing.

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Ingredients

For the Red Velvet Cupcakes

  • 2  Cups  cooked chopped beets
  • 1/2  Cup  agave
  • eggs
  • 2  Teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2  Cups  blanched almond flour
  • 1/3  Cup  cocoa powder
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  baking soda

For the Goat Cheese Icing

  • 4  Ounces  goat cheese
  • 2  Ounces  butter, softened
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2  Cup  confectioners’ sugar

Directions

For the Red Velvet Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter muffin tins with 12 wells.
 Cut beet into 1 inch cubes and put in pot of boiling water for 20 minutes or until beets are completely softened. Run beet under cold water until completely cooled.
Combine beets, agave, eggs, butter and vanilla in food processor and blend for 2 minutes or until ingredients are completely combined.
Add almond flour, cocoa, and baking soda to food processor and mix completely. Batter will feel very moist, but ignore the inclination to add in more almond flour!

Divide batter evenly into 12 muffin wells. Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
 Let cool completely before frosting. Serve and enjoy!

 

For the Goat Cheese Icing

Combine all ingredients in food processor fitted with an s blade. Blend for 1 min. Place in a small bowl, cover and let chill in the refrigerator

Red Velvet Cupcake Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Red Velvet Cupcake Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.