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Many thanks to Amie Forster for this delicious recipe!

Makes 12 -15 | Prep time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 25 minutes

Orange Coconut Cupcakes Recipe

2 ½ Cups Plain Flour

1 ¾ Cups Coconut Sugar

1 Cup Desiccated Coconut

2 Tsp. Baking Powder

2 Tbsp. Orange Zest

1 Tsp. Vanilla

1 Cup Fresh Orange Juice

¼ Cup Coconut Oil (melted)

3 Eggs

Cacao Frosting Recipe

1 Can Coconut Milk (chilled overnight)

Juice 1 Large Orange

1 Tsp. Vanilla

1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup

2 Tbsp. Cacao

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  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175 degrees C and pop some bun cases in a baking tray.
  2. Mix all dry cupcake ingredients in a bowl and leave to one side.
  3. In a separate bowl mix all wet ingredients until well combined.
  4. Slowly add the dry to the wet ingredients and mix well to form a runny cake mixture. Bake in the oven for 20 -25 minutes or until cupcakes are golden brown. Whilst the cupcakes bake you can make the frosting.
  5. In a bowl add all ingredients and using a hand-held mixer, mix until all ingredients are well combined- test to see if the flavour is suitable now and add any more sweetness if you wish to now.
  6. Pop in the fridge to set.
  7. Once the cupcakes are done, remove from the oven and leave to cool completely before decorating.
  8. Decorate using a piping bag (if you have one) or the back of a teaspoon.
  9. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.