Sunshine Lemon Cupcakes
3 cups flour or Gf all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup Earth Balance non-dairy substitute room temp
2 cups white sugar
EnerG egg equivelant to 4 eggs ( on box)
1 Tsp Vanilla
2 Tbsp Lemon zest
1 cup rice milk
2 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice- from your tested lemons, divided
1/2 bag powdered sugar
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp fresh lemon zest
rice milk (to thickness)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24-30 cupcake tin with liners and set aside. In one bowl sift flour and salt together and set aside. In your standing mixer whip the sugar and butter together until fluffy (3mins).
In a smaller bowl whip together your EnerG egg replacer and water and whisk until well blended! Then add in your “eggs” to your mixer still mixing at medium speed. Next mix in your vanilla and zest lemon right into mixer.
Then add in 1/3 of your flour mixture. Add half of your milk amount, then add 1/3 flour again. Then add your lemon juice. Then add in the last 1/3 of the four mixture followed by the last half of your rice milk. mix until just combined and scrape your mixing bowl to be certain it was all incorporated.
Finally, using a level cupcake scooper, scoop into each cupcake tin evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 mins. Take them out and check the center by inserting a toothpick. If it comes out quickly easily and most importantly- clean, then they are done.. if not, let them bake an additional 2 minutes until they are. Let cool then you can frost them with regular icing or make a simple lemon glaze which I have a recipe for here. Mix all ingredients in standing mixer leaving rice milk for last and add slowly until you hit the consistency that you like. Only put on fully cooled cupcakes and chill for a couple minutes and it will set. The photo is just regular vanilla frosting, but I also made some with the glaze- they went so fast I couldn’t get a pic! These are amazing little cupcakes and taste fantastic gluten free I highly recommend King Arthur Gluten Free all purpose flour for this recipe. It works wonders!! Enjoy!!