These vegan gluten free coconut cupcakes are soft and moist with the perfect amount of coconut flavor. You will love this easy gluten free coconut cupcakes recipe!

Vegan Gluten Free Coconut Cupcakes

vegan gluten free coconut cupcakes on a cake platter

Coconut cake has always been a favorite of mine and I love it in all of my treats. If you are also a big fan of coconut then you will need to get a copy of my cookbook, 101 Incredible Gluten Free Recipes. It has recipes like Carrot Cake, German Chocolate Cake and Magic Bars. Everything is gluten and dairy free!

I have been making these easy gluten free coconut cupcakes for some time now. Recently, I began experimenting with more vegan recipes, so of course I knew I needed to make these vegan gluten free coconut cupcakes. 

This recipe is incredibly simple and easy to follow. They are a lot of fun to decorate too if you want to get festive. Some peeps or jelly beans are super adorable on top!

Easy gluten free coconut cupcakes on a plate, one cupcake has a bite taken out of it

 What ingredients do I need for these

Easy Gluten Free Coconut Cupcakes?

  • Aquafaba or eggs
  • Vegan butter (if you do not need it to be dairy free regular butter works too) we love the Earths Balance sticks. 
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract and Coconut Extract
  • Water
  • Coconut Milk
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Gluten Free all Purpose flour, I used the Better Batter Original Blend for this recipe (use the code: livingfreelygf for 30% off your Better Batter purchase)

For the Frosting you will need…

 

How to make these Vegan Gluten Free Cupcakes

In a stand mixer add the aquafaba (or eggs) and butter. Beat on low for 1 minute. Add the sugar, coconut extract and vanilla extract, blend for 30 seconds. Turn off the mixer.

Add the coconut milk and water, turn the mixer on low. Add the baking powder, baking soda, sea salt and flour (one cup at a time). Mix on low until well combined and then increase the speed to medium. Mix for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until your batter has a pudding-like consistency.

Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and fill them ¾ of the way with the batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean.

Allow the cupcakes to cool and in the meantime make the coconut buttercream frosting by adding the butter and shortening to a stand mixer and mixing on med/low for 1 or so minutes, or until they are blended together. Then add the powdered sugar one cup at a time. Add the coconut extract and coconut milk. You may need to scrape the sides of the bowl at this point. Mix on med/high until the frosting is fluffy. Then fold in 1 cup of the shredded coconut, reserve the remaining coconut to top the cupcakes.

Frost the cupcakes once cooled. Enjoy!

jennifer

 

 

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Vegan Gluten Free Coconut Cupcakes

Easy gluten free coconut cupcakes that ar also vegan

Course Dessert
Keyword gluten free coconut cupcakes, vegan gluten free coconut cupcakes
Servings 18 Cupcakes
Calories 414 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup aquafaba or 2 eggs
  • ½ cup dairy free butter
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tsp coconut extract
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 ½ cups gluten free all purpose flour if your flour does not contain xanthan gum, add 1 tsp of xanthan gum to your recipe
  • Coconut Buttercream Frosting
  • ½ cup dairy free butter
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp coconut extract
  • 1-2 tsp coconut milk
  • 1 ¼ cups shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a stand mixer add the aquafaba (or eggs) and butter. Beat on low for 1 minute. Add the sugar, coconut extract and vanilla extract, blend for 30 seconds. Turn off the mixer.
  3. Add the coconut milk and water, turn the mixer on low. Add the baking powder, baking soda, sea salt and flour (one cup at a time). Mix on low until well combined and then increase the speed to medium. Mix for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until your batter has a pudding-like consistency.
  4. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and fill them ¾ of the way with the batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean.
  5. Allow the cupcakes to cool and in the meantime make the coconut buttercream frosting by adding the butter and shortening to a stand mixer and mixing on med/low for 1 or so minutes, or until they are blended together. Then add the powdered sugar one cup at a time. Add the coconut extract and coconut milk. You may need to scrape the sides of the bowl at this point. Mix on med/high until the frosting is fluffy. Then fold in 1 cup of the shredded coconut, reserve the remaining coconut to top the cupcakes.
  6. Frost the cupcakes once cooled. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Gluten Free Coconut Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 414 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Sodium 253mg11%
Potassium 152mg4%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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