Lime Cupcakes

1/2 cup Earth Balance dairy free soy free butter substitute

1 1/4 cup white sugar

1/2 cup no sugar added applesauce

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 Tsp Baking Soda

2 1/2 Tbsp fresh squeezed Lime juice

1 Tbsp Lime Zest

1 drop green food coloring (optional)

3/4 cup Rice Milk


Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Cream your butter substitute and your white sugar in a large bowl. Then mix in your applesauce and blend well. Then add in your flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix well. Then add in your lime juice and rice milk and mix well. Then add in the lime zest and if you want any food coloring add it and mix well. Pour into a prelined 12 cup cupcake baking pan using a cupcake scoop to ensure each is the same size. Mine ended up making 15 cupcakes total so I did have to use a second pan. Conventional bake at 325 degrees for 17-19 minutes. Test the center by inserting a toothpick in the center and pull it out if it comes out clean then it is done. Let them sit in the pans for 10 minutes then carefully move them to a cooling rack to finish cooling before you ice them.


For the icing I used:

3 cups of powdered sugar,

1/2 cup of Earth Balance dairy free soy freeĀ butter substitute

1 Tsp Vanilla

2 Tbsp Lime juice+

A splash of Rice milk

1 drop of green food coloring (optional)

Mix using a hand mixer and a large bowl.. beat until well blended and the thickness you prefer.. to make it thicker add more powdered sugar, thinner add more rice milk. I also added Betty Crocker sugar gems…that are soy and dairy and nut free.


Sarah Plato

I am a mother of two Allergic kids, one of whom is severely allergic to Dairy, Eggs, Peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish, moderate to Soy and coconut. I have had to learn how to cook a lot from scratch in order to have food in my home that is safe for my family to come in contact with and to eat. I personally don't want anyone to feel left out ever and I especially don't want my children to not be able to enjoy at least some of the same foods just because they are allergic to basic ingredients. So with some good motivation I have taught myself how to cook and bake and I have come up with some great recipes to share with the world. I want to make it easier on other people in similar positions. Hopefully I can help other people to be able to also enjoy foods that previously would have been thought to have been off limits.

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