Ginger Cupcakes, GF/DF/EF


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It really wasn’t until college that I started venturing into some ethnic cuisines.  One of the first ‘exotic’ recipes I tried was a thai noodle dish, and it was through this recipe that I found what would soon become one of my favorite flavors: ginger.  

I love ginger in Thai dishes, but I also enjoy it in desserts.  Specifically, I wanted to find a ginger cupcake recipe, but the majority of recipes out there, however, were nothing but glorified spice cakes.  I wanted real ginger flavor.   To get that, I utilized freshly grated ginger (two whole tablespoons), as well as ginger ale.  

Gluten-free Ginger Cupcakes
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Cupcake
  1. ½ c brown rice flour
  2. 1 cup sorghum flour
  3. 2/3 cup potato starch
  4. ½ cup tapioca starch
  5. 1-1/4 t xanthum gum
  6. 2-1/2 t baking powder
  7. ½ teaspoon salt
  8. 1-2/3 cup sugar
  9. ½ cup non-hydrogenated vegan margarine
  10. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  11. 3 teaspoons powdered egg replacer
  12. ¾ cup So Delicious coconut milk, unsweetened
  13. ¾ cup Ginger Ale
  14. 2 Tablespoons grated fresh ginger (peel ginger and grate on a microplane)
Frosting
  1. 3/4 cup ginger ale
  2. 1 cup Non-hydrogenated shortening
  3. 1 cup non-hydrogenated vegan margarine
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 4 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Place cupcake liners in muffin tin.
  2. In medium bowl, whisk together flours, starches, xanthum gum, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Whisk coconut milk, egg replacer, vanilla and grated ginger together. Add ginger ale. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar together in large bowl. Add half of dry ingredients, mix to combine. Add half of milk/ginger mixture, mix to combine. Repeat with remaining dry and wet ingredients.
  4. Fill cupcake tins ¾ full. Bake in preheated oven for 17-20 minutes.
Frosting
  1. In a small pan, pour ginger ale. Cook over medium heat until reduced to 1/4 cup. In large bowl, beat shortening and margarine together. Slowly add powdered sugar and mix until combined.
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Something optional would be the candied pecans as seen in the picture.  It’s a simple recipe

Candied Pecans
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Cook Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup pecans
  2. 1/3 cup sugar
  3. 2 tablespoons water
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325. Line a sheet pan with parchment or a silicon mat. In a bowl, mix sugar, vanilla, salt, and water. Stir in pecans. Spread evenly over pan. Cook for 10 minutes. Stir seeds. Cook another 10-15 minutes, until nuts are roasted and sugar is caramelized.
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