Vegan Paleo Chai Cupcakes

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Vegan Paleo Chai Cupcakes

These cupcakes are bite-sized perfection! Perfect for chai lovers, for the holidays or any fall and winter occasion! These Gluten-Free Chai Cupcakes are simple to make, and lend a bakery style texture. Try it for yourself now!‎
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Course Vegan
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 23 minutes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 cup (140g) cassava flour
  • ½ cup (125g) runny almond butter or coconut butter or oil
  • ⅓ cup (105g) maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup (80g) coconut sugar
  • ¾ cup (180g) almond milk
  • 3 tbsp (23g) coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cloves

Frosting

  • (200g) raw cashews(about 1 3/4 cup) soaked at least 3 hours
  • ½ cup coconut cream + 2 tbsp as needed
  • 5-6 tbsp powdered sugar or 2-3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp coconut butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp cloves
  • small pinch of black pepper
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Combine maple syrup, coconut sugar, almond milk, apple cider vinegar, almond butter, and vanilla. Melt in the microwave or stovetop, whisking until smooth.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl, and add dry ingredients. Whisk to combine.
  • Scoop into a cupcake pan lined with paper liners, filling each 3/4 of the way (makes 8).
  • Bake 23-25 minutes at 350ºF.
  • Cool completely before frosting.
  • For the frosting, drained soaked cashews and add to a blender along with remaining ingredients. Blend on high until very smooth, adding more coconut cream if needed. Transfer to a container and chill for at least 2 hours (preferably overnight for a thicker, pipe-able frosting).
  • Frost cooled cupcakes and enjoy!

Notes

 
Nutrition Facts: (serving size — 1 cupcake)
Calories: 483Fiber: 4g
Fat: 25gSugar: 24g
Saturated Fat: 7gProtein: 8g
Carbohydrates: 50gSodium: 284mg
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