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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1145
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
12 cupcakes

Ingredients

For the Red Velvet Cupcakes

  • 2 Cups cooked chopped beets
  • 1/2 Cup agave
  • 3 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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
71g
100%
Sugar
82g
N/A
Saturated Fat
16g
82%
Cholesterol
163mg
54%
Protein
34g
68%
Carbs
106g
35%
Vitamin A
232µg
26%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
6.1%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9%
Vitamin C
3mg
6%
Vitamin D
1µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.8mg
3.8%
Vitamin K
2µg
2%
Calcium
151mg
15%
Fiber
17g
67%
Folate (food)
95µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
95µg
24%
Iron
4mg
21%
Magnesium
60mg
15%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.5mg
2.7%
Phosphorus
685mg
98%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
1105mg
32%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.6%
Sodium
314mg
13%
Sugars, added
74g
N/A
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
9%