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Vegan Cinnamon Cupcakes with Apple Frosting

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cupcakes 1x

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Ingredients

  • FOR THE CAKE
  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cup flour (I used oat flour, but all-purpose or wheat or spelt works too)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • FOR THE APPLESAUCETING
  • 1 1/2 cup dried apple slices
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 1/3 cup non-dairy milk

Instructions

  1. FOR THE CUPCAKES: Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Combine the dates and water in a food processor or blender.
  3. Blend till smooth.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and milk.
  5. Process to combine.
  6. Divide the batter into 6 cupcake tins lined with paper liners or lightly oiled.
  7. Bake for approximately 22 minutes at 350F, or until the tops are firm when touched.
  8. Let the cupcakes cool.
  9. FOR THE FROSTING: Soak the dried apple slices in the apple juice and milk for 15-20 minutes.
  10. Blend the soaked apples with 3/4 of the soaking liquid. Add as little of the remaining 1/4 cup liquid as possible to keep the blender moving but keep the applesauceting thick.
  11. Once cool, frost the cupcakes. Keep the cupcakes in the fridge for up to a week.

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