Gluten free, cacao cupcakes with honey cloud “icing”

Gluten free, cacao cupcakes with honey cloud “icing”                                                                                                Inspired by Elana Amsterdam

Preparing the cake batter

Ingredients 

2 cups almond flour

1/4 cup cacao powder 970433_10151588271672226_1898680662_n

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup raw organic honey

2 eggs

1 tablespoon of vanilla

Directions – Preheat oven to 350 degrees 

In large bowl combined almond flour, cacao powder, baking soda and salt.

In medium bowl combined honey, eggs and vanilla.

Stir the wet ingredients into the almond mixture until throughly combined.

Scoop the batter into the prepared cupcake/cake pan.   Bake for 35 minutes and allow to cool in pan for 1 hour before serving.

Preparing the “icing”

Ingredients 

1/2 cup raw organic honey

2 egg whites

Directions

In small sauce pan over medium heat bring the honey to a boil stirring frequently.  Decrease the heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.

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In a medium bowl, using a hand held mixer whip the egg whites to stiff peaks.  Slowly pour the honey into the egg whites and whisk until blended completely.  You will notice the mixture becoming thicker ………this is good 😉 I usually put mine in the fridge for a few minutes to have it set before I apply to cupcakes/cake.

Enjoy!

Keeping you and your health beautiful

By: Ashley Short