With a light satisfying texture and delicate orange, raspberry and pistachio flavour: these paleo-friendly grain-free cupcakes have a distinctly exotic, North African flavour and are very easy to make. Lovely autumnal coloured cakes for Hallowe'en!
This recipe makes 6 buns.
Set oven to 170C
1 large or 2 small eggs
2 tbsp coconut oil or butter
Zest and juice of one orange
5 large Medjool dates (chopped and pitted)
100g almond flour
1 tsp grain-free baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cardamon
25g pistachios (roughly chopped)
Pinch of salt
6 luscious raspberries
Mix all the moist ingredients including the chopped dates together with a fork
In a separate bowl mix together all the dry ingredients including half of the pistachios
Then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well together
Spoon the mixture into cases and set aside for a few minutes
This will allow the baking powder to act
Carefully place a raspberry onto the top of each cupcake and sprinkle over the remaining nuts
Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 15 minutes til golden and springy.