Lower fat coconut flour cupcakes from knowgluten.me

Lower Fat Coconut Flour Cupcakes with Marshmallow Cream Cheese Icing

My house is populated by health conscious teens and I was scolded for my flagrant butter abuse in my coconut flour cupcakes. This morning I made a lower fat version and they turned out to be just as tasty! I replaced the 1/2 cup butter with 1/4 cup coconut oil and 1/2 cup apple sauce. My main victim taste tester, the 3 year old, also approved.

I made a big batch for the twins’ sweet 16 so the 3 year old would have a lower sugar snack than the gluten-free cake mix cupcakes, and I would have a lower energy 3 year old. Sissy decorated 3 year old’s cupcakes with little fondant shapes and I frosted them with pink cream cheese icing so that they would be as pretty as the big kids.

Lower Fat Coconut Flour Cupcakes


  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Spoon by 1/4 cups into a lined muffin tin.
  3. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes or until the tops are golden and spring back when lightly touched.

Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 1/2 block cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 drops red food coloring (optional)


  1. Mix ingredients together in a bowl, frosting will be slightly runny.
  2. When cupcakes are still warm, spoon about 1 tablespoon of frosting over each, smoothing slightly with the back of a spoon to ensure even coverage.

2 thoughts on “Lower Fat Coconut Flour Cupcakes with Marshmallow Cream Cheese Icing

  1. thefoodery says:

    This sounds great, especially the frosting! I made similar muffin recipes and I really love using all those eggs and no flour. I do beat the eggs quite a bit to get them lighter, then add the applesauce & sweetener, and I think it helps make them rise a bit more. Your mushrooms are cute, I think I have to try your frosting recipe. 🙂

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