Gluten Free and Vegan Concord Grape Preserve Filled Cupcakes with Creamy Cashew Frosting

October 22, 2010

Gluten Free and Vegan Concord Grape Preserve Filled Cupcakes with Creamy Cashew Frosting

Gluten Free and Vegan Concord Grape Preserve Filled Cupcakes

Last evening I got this impulsive desire to make cupcakes. 10 minutes later I was searching recipes and wanted to make it easy on myself for once. Normally I either write my own recipe or convert a gluten containing recipe to make it allergy free. In my quick little search I stumbled upon a very cool blog! Manifest : Vegan . Allison posted an INCREDIBLE Simple White Cake Recipe. The really is simple- which is hard to come by. Most Gluten Free recipes contain a trillion ingredients. So make sure to check out her original recipe and her gorgeous frosting!

I made just a few alterations to the recipe- (not that is needed any) But for my own curiosities sake- I am always looking to up the moisture of my baked goods-partially because I LOVE moist cake but also due to the fact that gluten free goods typically dry out and fall apart after a day or two- more moisture on the forefront helps to prevent this.

As you may have begun to notice- I LOVE concord Grapes. I have 3 big freezer bags full waiting for my use- so while the rest of the world has moved on Im sure Ill still be pumping out grape recipes. Apologies.. I cant help myself! I think we all know that fresh is always better than store bought- so I suggest you make this quick and easy "preserve" that I'm providing the recipe for- but if you don't have the time or access to grapes- then I suppose Store bought Concord Grape Jelly will do these cupcakes justice. This recipe makes roughly a dozen cupcakes. I ended up with 10- but I also must admit that I " taste tested" too much batter. (it was Good :)

Heres the Recipe:

Gluten Free andVegan Concord Grape Preserve Filled Cupcakes with Creamy Cashew Frosting

Gluten Free and Vegan Concord Grape Preserve Filled Cupcakes

Gluten Free and Vegan Concord Grape Preserve Filled Cupcakes


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