Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cupcakes With Goat Cheese Icing

    There are many simple ways to add a gluten-free recipe to your diet. Finding the right gluten-free substitute for your usual gluten-containing ingredients is a matter of personal taste, and involves experiments with gluten-free flours and baking aids. Read about making your gluten-free meals more delicious, here.

    Meanwhile, try our gluten-free red velvet recipe that’s sure to make you drool. This protein-rich dessert could work as breakfast or a snack, if you leave off the icing.


    (For the goat cheese icing)

    • 4 oz goat cheese
    • 2 oz butter, softened
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1.5 cups confectioners’ sugar

    (For red velvet cupcakes)

    • 2 cups cooked chopped beets, or 1 cooked med-large beet
    • 1/2 cup agave
    • 1/2 cup softened butter
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 3.5 cup blanched almond flour
    • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
    • 1/4 tsp baking soda


    (For the goat cheese icing)

    1. Combine all ingredients in food processor fitted with an S blade.
    2. Blend for 1 minute.
    3. Place in a small bowl, cover and let it chill in the refrigerator while you make the cupcakes.

    (For red velvet cupcakes)

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter muffin tins with 12 wells.
    2. 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.
    3. Combine beets, agave, eggs, butter and vanilla in food processor and blend
      for 2 minutes or until ingredients are completely combined.
    4. Add almond flour, cocoa, and baking soda to food processor and mix
      well. The batter will be very moist.
    5. Divide it evenly into 12 muffin wells.
    6. Bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out
    7. Let it cool completely before frosting. Serve, and enjoy.Recipe Courtesy Lyn-Gynet

    Recipe Courtesy: Lyn Genet Recitas

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