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Petite Lemon Blossom Cupcakes

For the love of all things adorable and tiny! These cupcakes made me smile every step of the way. The pan, the itty bitty liners, the little cupcake batter balls, and the frosting! We can’t forget the frosting. I was piping and dancing around the kitchen to one of my new Pandora playlists; Fly Me to the Moon Radio. All the songs this list has been playing makes me glide all over the kitchen. So what if it took me three times as long to make them, I was having fun!

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Frankly, this recipe was created out of necessity. You see every other Wednesday evening, Bob and I host a music jam at the house. We have some amazingly talented musicians in our area, and having the pleasure to listen to them regularly is comfort food for my soul. There is something so peaceful to me when live music is played throughout the house! Anyway, I was caught off guard the other day when I learned that it wasn’t Tuesday, no it was Wednesday (lost a day), and that meant that I needed to put together some treats for our guests quickly.

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I will never pass up an opportunity to feed people delicious and nutritious foods! So every other Wednesday, I always make sure that I have some beautiful raw creation waiting in anticipation of being devoured. Now, in this case, I must say that I already had the frosting made up from a dessert that I made a few days prior, but the cupcakes were created within fifteen minutes. All I needed to do after that was color the frosting and pipe away.

There are many different frosting color options and ways of going about it, but I will share below what I did for what you see in the photos. For more ideas on coloring, click (here).

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Can you believe that this frosting is RAW and Vegan? It’s so velvety!

NO DEHYDRATION REQUIRED

Can I get an Amen? I will wait… aah got one! Thank you. Hehe But seriously, you read that right, these cupcakes don’t require dehydration, nor do they require chilling or baking. They can be enjoyed straight away! If you have any leftovers, store them in the fridge in an airtight container. Shoot, you can even freeze them if you want to make them well in advance. BUT, you will want to frost them the day you are serving them.

The frosting holds perfectly at room temp, 70 degrees (F), but after about five hours of sitting out, I noticed that the colored frosting started to darken a bit around the edges. So if you want to be nitpicky about it, that is the only tweak about these cupcakes.

Size Matters – Portion Control

I made these cupcakes petite for a reason. Raw desserts are dense with nutrition and flavor, so a little goes a lot further than store-bought processed pastries. I don’t want people to go home with a sour belly because they overate. I want them to leave satisfied, nurtured, and feeling light on their feet. And if they don’t, they can’t blame my little cupcakes. Hehe. So my recommendation is to err on the side of small. They can eat two or three if they desire. Their tummy will be their radar, not their eyes if you know what I mean.

I don’t know about you, but I think we should get busy in the kitchen, play some Frank Sinatra, and make some scrumptious cupcakes, petite cupcakes that is! Many blessings, amie sue  

raw vegan gluten freeIngredients

Cupcakes
  • 1 1/2 cups (150 g) shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups (225 g) raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup (50 g)  fine coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp (3 g) Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/4 cup (80 g) maple syrup
  • 1/4 (44 g) fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 drops liquid NuNaturals stevia
  • 1 tsp (4 g) vanilla extract

Frosting

Preparation

Cupcakes

  1. Line a mini cupcake pan with liners and set aside.
  2. Place the coconut, cashews, coconut flour, and salt in the food processor, fitted with the “S” blade,  and process to a powder.
    • At first, it will sound like pebbles spinning around in there, and then it changes to a sound of sand.
  3. Add the maple syrup, lemon juice, water, stevia, and vanilla to the food processor and process until the batter balls up as it is spinning.
  4. With a 1 Tbsp cookie scoop, create round dough balls. Drop them in the liners and gently press down to flatten the ball and to help it press into the liner.
  5. Gently flip the cupcakes out of the pan with the liners intact. DON’T attempt to frost them while in the pan because they will be impossible to get out without disrupting the frosting.
  6. Frost and decorate to your liking.
  7. Enjoy right away, store leftovers in the fridge for three to five days. They can be stored longer if they aren’t frosted.
  8. Serve with a glass of your favorite milk and enjoy!

Frosting

You will want to make the frosting a day in advance, so it has time to firm up. When you first make it, it will be very liquidity. If you wish to make the colored frosting, you will divide the white frosting into 1 cup portions. Any excess frosting can be frozen for later use.

White Frosting

  1. Use as-is, no coloring added

Sage Green Frosting

  1. Blend together…
    • 1 cup white frosting
    • 2 tsp matcha green tea powder

Pink Frosting

  1. Blend together…
    • 1 cup white frosting
    • 1/4 cup strawberry puree (strained) or 1 tsp beet powder (to color choice)

2 thoughts on “Petite Lemon Blossom Cupcakes

  1. cjan7 says:

    I can just see your happy time in the kitchen making these delights!! Was Bob Dancing with you when he got to eat them?? And of course I see Milo looking at you through the door; with his head cocked to the side; saying;
    “Can I join you?? or am I not allowed in your beautiful space??” I downloaded the recipe, so that I can make them when I get the ingredients!! thanks a bunch, hugs, jan

    • amie-sue says:

      He loves to dance so he joins in regardless. hehe And you know our Milo, don’t you? :) I hope you enjoy the process and end product. Keep me posted! hugs and blessings my friend. amie sue

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