Fluffy Gluten Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes | Liv Baking


Think classic carrot cake with all natural
and alternative ingredients and jam packed with flavor. This is Liv Baking and these are my carrot
cake cupcakes. Bigger Bolder Baking is all about giving you
the confidence to bake anytime anywhere. My Liv Baking recipes are gonna show you how
to use alternative ingredients to make dessert your way. Think dessert customized. All carrot cake cupcakes start out with a
batter. We’re going to be making a cake batter with
some almond flour. A little bit of coconut flour. Next up we’ve got our raising agent, it’s
gonna make everything nice and fluffy. And now lets talk about our spices. You cannot have carrot cake without a little
spice. I’ve got a mix of cinnamon and ginger here. So we’re gonna go right in with that. And if you don’t have ginger or don’t
like it as spicy feel free to use all cinnamon in this case. Last but not least, salt is going to balance
out all the sweetness from the carrot and the raisons. So now we’re gonna give this a whisk. Almond flour is actually just almonds that
have been ground into a fine powder and same goes for coconut flour. So I like to use these in place of a wheat
based flour because they bring a lot of moisture, they’re a good source of healthy fat and
they also have a lot of fiber. If you see some lumps here and there in your
almond flour that’s totally normal, just go ahead and work those out. So this is gonna be the base for our dry ingredients,
now we’re gonna move on to our wet ingredients. We’re gonna start out in this nice big jug,
Gem always mixes her wet ingredients in a jug and I love to do it this way too. It keeps everything in one place and keeps
it nice and clean and you can really see that you’ve got the right ratios. First up is coconut oil, feel free to use
butter or ghee in this case if you prefer. And then to that, we’re gonna use two eggs. If you don’t eat eggs or are allergic to
them, absolutely replace these with a flax egg. That would actually make these cupcakes entirely
vegan. So the next thing that’s gonna go into our
ingredients is a little vanilla. And last but not least the final thing that’s
going into our wet ingredients is our maple syrup. This is actually a sugar free syrup based
in monk fruit, but if you want to use regular maple syrup or honey, those work too. So now we’re just gonna give this a nice
whisk and make sure that the eggs are completely combined with the oil and the maple syrup. So just like any batter now we’re gonna
add our wet ingredients to our dry. So we’re just gonna give this a nice whisk
and make sure that everything is combined. You’ll see that the batter gets nice and
thick that’s the coconut flour absorbing all the liquid. You’ll see a nice golden color from the
cinnamon it even smells cinnamon-y already. So I’m sure you’re all wondering, where’s
the carrot cake right? So we’re gonna add in loads of freshly grated
carrots. So, do not be tempted to buy pre-grated carrots
you really wanna grate your own here. I grated mine on a cheese grater but feel
free to use a food processor or whatever works for you. We’re gonna start to fold in our carrots. I don’t know if you can tell, but the ratio
of carrots to cake is about 50-50 and that’s how you know this is gonna be full of carroty
flavor it’s gonna be super moist and have that earthy flavor of the carrots with the
cinnamon that’s really gonna spice it up. And now our extra fun stuff. So, this is flaked coconut make sure to use
unsweetened coconut,. And… raisins. So, let’s talk about raisins. Some people don’t like dried fruit. Some people like their carrot cake with more
of a tropical vibe and put pineapple in there. This is an opportunity to really be creative. If you don’t like raisins but like golden
raisins by all means add that in there. As long as you’ve got the carrot and you
keep the ratios of the other mix-ins the same you can pretty much do whatever you like. Now we’re gonna turn this carrot cake batter
into cupcakes. Now I’m gonna scoop out some of the batter,
look how thick that is, full of all the goodies. I’m doing these about two thirds of the
way full. So now that our cupcakes are all full we’re
going to bake these off. We’re gonna bake these at 350 degrees Fahrenheit
which is about 180 degrees celsius for 20 to 30 minutes and you’ll see they’re gonna
puff up and get nice and golden brown. And now we’re gonna get started on our sneaky
no-cream cheese frosting. Thanks to a little bit of nice thick greek
yogurt we’re gonna get that nice tangy flavor that you get with a cream cheese frosting. Next we’re gonna do some coconut cream. This is coconut cream that is nice and cold
which is really important it’s gonna help everything whip up and keep our frosting nice
and thick. And now a bit of vanilla going in. And last but not least this is our sugar substitute
this is a monk fruit based sugar but you can totally use regular sugar or swerve you could
use a couple drops of stevia. We’re gonna hit this with our hand mixer. If you have a Stan mixer you can absolutely
use that as well. Since the coconut cream is nice and cold it’s
gonna take a little bit to work out so just keep going and the frosting will be done when
it’s nice and rich and creamy. Check that out. So the last thing we’re gonna do is give
it a little taste. It’s so good. What we’re really looking for here is that
the sugar is fully dissolved. Now it’s time for the best part I’m gonna
show you how to decorate your cupcakes. When your cupcakes are done they’re gonna
be nice and golden brown. So we’re gonna set these aside to cool completely. What you might not know is at Bigger Bolder
Baking we take a lot of time and put a lot of care into styling our desserts. In the case of these cupcakes I’m gonna
be styling them on this really really pretty stand and I’m gonna bring in this nice and
colorful cloth. We’re just gonna transfer our cupcakes to
our cupcake stand. So now I’m gonna grab a spoon. One of the things I love about this frosting
is that you don’t have to pipe it. You can really see how nice and thick it is. So we’re just gonna dollop nice generous
amounts of frosting onto our cupcakes. We’re gonna go back with our butter knife
and just swirl the frosting on top. What I’m looking for here is a nice little
peak. I mean, those are carrot cake cupcakes. So in the case of these cupcakes we’re gonna
add some toasted coconut. I’m gonna do half on each cupcake. I love when things have sort of a graphic
touch to them. So you’ve got the nice bright white frosting
and the orange of the cupcake peeking out from underneath and just that half moon shape
of the coconut I think really pops it out. To complete our scene I’m gonna add in this
vase with some fresh flowers. I love to use flowers and greenery in my photography
I think it really adds a nice prop. And look at this, look how inviting and springy
this is. So let’s slice right in look at those raisins
popping out and the carrot. You can see all the texture from the coconut
and the oozy frosting. I love carrot cake so I could not be more
excited to try these. Honestly the smell has been taunting me the
entire time we’ve been putting together this scene so, time to go in for our taste. Shall we? Hands down, probably one of the best carrot
cakes I’ve made. It’s just perfectly balanced that’s why
I love carrot cake it’s got earthy carrot and the cinnamon and something about the cream
cheese frosting which I have to pat myself on the back there because it tastes just like
the real thing. These are the quintessential carrot cake cupcakes
but they’re made your way. The recipe is on BiggerBolderBaking.com I
cannot wait to hear what you guys think.

81 thoughts on “Fluffy Gluten Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes | Liv Baking

  1. First and foremost, these are incredible Carrot Cake Cupcakes. AND they're gluten free and refined sugar free. Think of these as dessert customized your way! Get the WRITTEN recipe: http://bit.ly/GlutenFreeCarrotCupcakes

  2. Mmmmmmmm… carrot cake flavour taste so good. That taste so fluffy and flavourful cupcakes. Great recipe. See u next time.

  3. Yum looks delicious sent you a tweet is gemstaff16 still your user name for twitter or you change your user name on twitter pl let me know i saw your twitter you last send a tweet on 1 march tell waffles i love him soooooooooo much and i say hi to him love dogs love your videos making me hungry Thanks Ramya

  4. Hi, Gemma. Olivia's cupcakes look so pretty, just like you and Olivia. My birthday is this Friday, and I hope you, Olivia, and Kevin wish me lots of luck.

  5. Liv or Gemma can u make a video explaining the difference between Italian , French and Swiss meringue and when/why you would use one over the other !

  6. Such a great channel and nice that it has expanded to include other bakers. I like the ghee suggestion and am wondering if substituting ghee for butter in other cake recipes will increase moistness while preserving butter flavor…

  7. I love carrot cake in general but I've never thought about making carrot cake cupcakes! These look divine! Added them on my list! ๐Ÿ˜

  8. Hi Gemma!! A very appetizing Carrot Cupcakes and a very rich one… Nice recipe Liv!! =) – Louven

  9. So we just have to replace the flour with almond flour and coconut flour and substitute the sugar….its simple

  10. These look really good! ๐Ÿ˜ I love ading some lemon zest to the cream cheese frosting, so good! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  11. Recipe looks great! Yay! No baking powder! I can live with a half a teaspoon of baking soda. In my past carrot cake recipes, I have put cinnamon and allspice in there and that makes a delicious carrot cake with some pecans in the cake batter.

  12. The other nice thing about almond flour and other flour alternatives that Liv didn't mention, is that when you mix the batter of whatever you're using the flour for, you don't have to worry about overmixing, because there's no gluten in them.

  13. She's drop-dead gorgeous,and the recipe is great๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

  14. Oh they look great ..gemma is my fav for bigger bolder baking but u did a great job ..Gemma watch out ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜†.
    Love u boht ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•

  15. Hello, I really like this recipe. ๐Ÿค—. I love that there are actual carrots in these carrot cupcakes! This is true of the other recipes on bigger Bolder baking. My 5 year old niece had a fundraiser at her school selling cupcakes and my mother bought various cupcakes. Sevda, my niece picked out a carrot cupcake for me and I was shocked that there were no carrots or even carroty taste! I'm very excited to try using the coconut flour. Thank you for helping us be bolder using new types of ingredients such as these Flours and the coconut cream.๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

  16. Looks good! But what can we replace all the coconut stuff with? I really don't like coconut and cocunut flavored food at all ๐Ÿ˜–

  17. Whatโ€™s this……Whereโ€™s Gemma? Iโ€™m not subscribed to you. Unsubscribing to this clickbait which is presenting itself as Gemmaโ€™s channel

  18. Before you listen to this; I wanted to tell you, that you are beautiful and exceptional. Also your a phenomenal human being; I love you and I hope positive experiences will start happening in your life, if they haven't already. Keep moving forward my friend; start adopting positive and beneficial habits & behaviors. Eat healthy and treat yourself with kindness, in addition to others also. Fair well my friend; God Bless you ๐Ÿ’–

  19. wow you must have read my mad next week for Easter I'm making a carrot cake. And this recipe you look, love it thanks

  20. Great recipe! Would love to see the nutrition information for your recipes. Thanks. -๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

  21. Ok, Ladies I must say these alternative baking recipes are very nice. It's kinda amazing how these ingredients come together.. Next step for me is to make these carrot cake cupcakes..๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ‘Œ

  22. You can make a much easier and healthier frosting by using thick yogurt which you have put into a couple of layers of cheesecloth ane tie it to the kitchen faucet part that hangs over the sink. You can catch the liquid that drains from the cheesecloth or just let it drip in the sink a minimum of 4-6 hrs until the yogurt is quite dry. Add powdered sugar or other sweetener to taste along with a little vanilla and enough milk to get the spreading consistency you want. Then spread onto the cupcakes and refrigerate.

  23. Can no one bake a gorgeous Portuguese carrot cupcake, where the carrot is so finely purรฉed you donโ€™t get any weird texture, just delightful flavor? Gemma you already did my childhood chocolate salami, how about the carrot cupcake, Portuguese style??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. As a Canadian, Iโ€™m insulted by that โ€œmapleโ€ syrup. If it wasnโ€™t made by a maple tree, itโ€™s not maple syrup. It would be fine if they called it monk fruit syrup and said it tastes like or is a great substitute for maple syrup.
    P.s. this recipe looks delicious, carrot cake is so yummy!

  25. I tied this at home I made it for my grandmas birthday and they said they love your channel and you make good stuff to eq

  26. Hi, I just want to say that how come there are plenty of You Tubers who do cooking/baking video… And donโ€™t know the โ€˜Basicโ€™ principles and hygiene when cooking/baking.
    Itโ€™s all โ€˜common senseโ€™…
    Itโ€™s not โ€˜fashion/beautyโ€™ contest and why? you and other โ€˜You Tubersโ€™ Have their โ€˜Hair Downโ€™… The โ€˜Hairโ€™ could fall into the ingredients/mixture.
    Viewers/Watchers are not hardly noticing this, itโ€™s a โ€˜shameโ€™…
    I just given you advice take it or leave it….

  27. I'm so excited to make this for my birthday party next week! Perfect because it's so easy to cater to my guests' dietary requirements. โค๏ธ Plus, carrot cake is my fav! ๐Ÿคค

  28. Can oat flour be used? Here in Africa, almond flour or coconut flour is way too costly. Would home made oat flour be healthy too?

  29. Nice work. But is it possible for you to tell the measurements in the video so is more convenient for people? It is too many steps.

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