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Last Updated on December 6, 2020
There are only a few celebrations in life where cake is necessary: weddings and birthdays. My birthday is Saturday and I’m going to be 37. Yes, 37 and I feel rather aged, truth be told. However, I think that once you get over the 30 year age hump, you start to realize that what Aaliyah said is true, “Age ain’t nothing but a number.”
So with my old age comes wisdom and that wisdom has shown me that cupcakes are far superior to cake. First, you get the perfect serving size. If you eat five of these in a row, you’ll be staring face to face with the evidence that you destroyed five cupcakes in an hour. With a cake, who knows, the dog could have eaten it.
Also, you will have fewer dishes to clean up. This ranks high on my list since I am the one with the dish-washing duties in my house.
So I’m celebrating my birthday with this Paleo yellow cake recipe. This cake is the wallflower at the dance. It’s sweet, light and fluffy. It makes the perfect base for strong flavors like berries and coconut cream. Chocolate frosting is to die for with the cake.
I plan to spend the day with family doing what I love best, eating and celebrating. I’m also crossing my fingers that one of them gets this item for me on my wish list.
Paleo Yellow Cupcake Recipe
- ½ cup coconut flour, sifted
- 5 large eggs
- ⅓ cup ghee
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup B grade maple syrup
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Combine the coconut flour, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl and blend.
- Add in all the liquid ingredients; mix well with a spoon.
- Pour into the cupcake tins and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Frost and enjoy!
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I’m always in the mood for a cupcake. Always. As usual, that looks wonderful! Happy 37th! I turned 42 this year and I’m feeling OLD!
You are gorgeous at 42!
Age may be nothing but a number but my back thinks im 45.
Cupcake looks delicious.
My back has never been the same since my kiddo. Amazingly enough, T-Tapp has really helped with it. Thanks for the compliment!
CUPCAKES DEFINITELY RULE! THANKS FOR SHARING! CARE TO SHARE WHAT CHOCOLATE FROSTING RECIPE YOU WOULD USE?
I just created a Chocolate Sour Cream icing that is to die for. You’ll see it next week!
I’m so happy you made this with apple sauce!!! I can actually make and eat it!
Yeah! I hope that you like them 🙂
Happy Birthday! That cupcake looks yummy!
These look amazing! Love how the ingredients are simple, and there’s no nut meal which is rare for baked sweet foods like this. Yay! Definitely truing these, thanks for posting 🙂
Thanks Aimee 🙂 I hope that you enjoy them!
Happy Birthday! Love all your posts
Thank you MaryAnn!
Happy almost birthday!!
That cupcake looks DELICIOUS!!
Happy Birthday!!!! These cupcakes look like the perfect way to celebrate. I want to reach a finger through the screen and scoop off some of that frosting!
My son would only eat the frosting after he got his first bite 🙂 Thanks so much too for the birthday wishes 🙂
I bet the maple syrup gives it a great little kick!
They look amazing! Happy Birthday!
That looks really yummy!
I cannot wait to try this! I just discovered your website from Against the Grain and I am excited to explore your blog!
I hope that you like it Theresa 🙂
They look yummy! I have been wanting to make some cupcakes!
I usually choose cupcakes over regular cake myself. Happy early birthday!!
Happy 37th! Those cupcakes look amazing, and the frosting…I die.
Happy impending Birthday! Enjoy your cupcake. It looks delish.
Aaliyah was right! I hope you have a wonderful birthday. 🙂
Happy birthday!!! I agree you get to a point where it’s just another birthday and a new number. The cupcakes look great!
This looks so yummy! And, I love the idea of it with fresh berries.
Happy birthday! I agree, cake of some kind is a must for birthdays
Only birthdays and weddings? I thought any day ending in “Y” was a good day for a cupcake! 😀
These look delicious.
Where do you get all of your specialty flours? Our local stores have a few things, but not all of the ones you use.
I get most of my flours from Amazon 🙂
These sound wonderful.
You’re correct, age ain’t nothing but a number and you look great no matter what age. The cupcake looks moist and yummy by the way.
Thanks Kira 🙂
These look really good!!
Happy Birthday. Those look amazing.
I hate to admit I had no idea there was such a thing as coconut flour.
Thank you! It’s an incredible flour to bake with 🙂
That has lovely ingredients like applesauce and maple syrup and looks so tempting! Yum! Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday! And, that cupcake sure does look good!
I hope you had a great birthday!
Healthier cupcakes, hmmm…. now that is an idea I like.
I made these cupcakes last week with my 3yr old granddaughter with one change Apple Butter. I had all the other ingredients but no applesauce but I did have L & A pure unsweetened apple butter. The cupcakes were wonderful! Not only did my granddaughter and hubbie love them but I made another batch on Sunday when may dad visited and he enjoyed them too. Kelly thank you for your recipes and blog I enjoy them so much! p.s. I did not frost them.
I’m so glad you all enjoyed them Lorraine! I love how you used apple butter instead – that is an excellent idea and the next time I bake a batch!
The link to your book for the frosting isn’t working! aaarrrggghhhh!
Oh, I just updated the link! Sorry about that!
Thank you for this great recipe! I clicked the link but it seems your book is out of print. I’m dying to make the icing..
You can find the recipe here Donny – http://agirlworthsaving.net/2013/11/sweet-potato-pecan-bars.html
My daughter asked for cherry flavored cake. Do you think this would work if I subbed organic cherries made into a liquid type sauce?
Yes, I think that would work perfectly!
Do you think this yellow cake recipe would do well with a pineapple up-side down cake?
I’m not sure to be honest. If you try it, please let me know!
My daughter turns six soon and she wants cake rather than cupcakes for her birthday party. Do you think this would translate well to cake, and if so would you make any adjustments? Thanks!
Yes, It works great as a cake but if you are going to make a normal size cake you will need to double the recipe. You will have to cook it longer, until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
Is there another frosting (non-chocolate) you think would go well with these cupcakes? Like i mentioned in my earlier post, I am making these for a friend who eats gluten-free and sugar-free, but I didn’t want to buy a tub of palm shortening if I wasn’t going to use it often.
You can make frosting with butter hun.
Would this come out the same with butter, or is the ghee necessary?
yes, butter will work hun
I am looking for a yellow cake recipe to replace the recommended boxed yellow cake mix for a bundt cake recipe. I was wondering how you think this might hold up for that use? It will have pudding injected into it at the end (for which I am also looking for an appropriate recipe).
Hi MaryBeth, yes, this cake is really sturdy so that should work hun.
How many cupcakes does this yield?
10 to 12 small cupcakes