Apple Spice Cupcakes (Gluten Free)

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Ah yes, fall is apple season.  The cooler days make me hungry for fall tasting food – apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg.   While these cupcakes from She Knows taste pretty awesome plain, we have included a gluten free cream cheese frosting recipe from Elana’s Pantry.

Apple Spice Cupcakes


  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped green apple


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 10 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the coconut flour, arrowroot powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, grapeseed oil and agave nectar. Blend the wet ingredients into the coconut flour mixture with a handheld mixer until thoroughly combined, then fold in the apples.
  4. Scoop 1/4 cup of the batter into each prepared muffin cup.
  5. Bake for 18-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for one hour, then frost and serve.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  •  ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  1. Whip heavy cream until stiff
  2. In a separate larger bowl, whip cream cheese until smooth, then blend in agave and vanilla
  3. With a rubber spatula, gently blend whip cream into cream cheese mixture

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