Easter Bunny Carrot Cake Muffins :)

We were invited out unexpectedly yesterday evening, and our host mentioned that they had made a bunny cake for Easter, but that it was not gluten- free. Never fear, I thought! So I whipped up a small batch of carrot cake cupcakes to complement their bunny cake. I used the Betty Crocker recipe as a guide and then made vegan and gluten-free substitutions:

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

1/2 cup sugar (leave this out if restricted)

1 cup applesauce

3 Tbsp flax + 9 Tbsp water

2 cups rice flour

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

Pinch salt

3 cups shredded carrots

Mix all together and bake in solar oven for about 45 minutes in lined muffin pan. I had to put a towel over mine, and some of the tops stuck to it, so I made a glaze from powdered sugar and a bit of almond milk to cover it up. They turned out fun and yummy! Next time I’ll try to curb the sugar more.

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Rating: good and festive, even if not entirely pretty.

 

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