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AIP Holiday Cupcakes

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword aip cake, aip cupcakes, aip dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 cupcakes
Cost $7
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  • muffin/cupcake pan
  • silicone baking cups
  • mixing bowls
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons


  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp vanilla powder
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup un-sweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup tigernut flour
  • 1/2 cup cassava flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 whole lemon zested
  • 1 gelatin egg

For the gelatin egg: (for vegan, sub for flax egg)

  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • 1 tbsp gelatin
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

For the frosting:

  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 cup palm oil shortening
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk

To garnish:

  • 8 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds


For the gelatin egg:

  • Place the gelatin in a bowl and slowly add in the boiling water while whisking the water in. Whisk until an egg like consistency forms (1 min.) Do not stop whisking or one big clump will form and you will have to start over.
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For the cupcakes:

  • Preheat your oven to 350. I suggest using silicone muffin liners as paper ones will stick to the cupcake. Mix all dry ingredients, then mix in all wet ingredients. Divide the batter into 8 cupcakes. Place in the oven for 20 minutes.
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For the frosting:

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl with a handheld mixer until a frosting consistency forms.

To garnish:

  • Frost with a piping bag or spoon and place the rosemary sprigs upside down. Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds to add a fun touch. ENJOY!


Place the cupcakes in the fridge for up to a week. I suggest waiting to frost them prior to eating. 
This recipe was inspired by Heal Me Delicious. 
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These quick and easy AIP cupcakes are perfect for all of your holiday needs.
Nutrition Facts
AIP Holiday Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 cupcake)
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 7IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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