June 20, 2017

# Cupcakes

Millet Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

I know what you're thinking... millet flour, honey, and olive oil? How is this even a cupcake? 
But I assure you not only does this taste just like a cupcake, they taste phenomenal!

These cupcakes are really different from the traditional kind but that's what makes them so great! The texture of the millet and taste of the olive oil makes this the perfect summer time treat that just so happens to be a little better for you too. 

Top with a creamy honey cream cheese frosting to blend all the flavors together and call it a day!

Millet Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting

Makes 12


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup millet flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • zest of lemon
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup honey 
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup icing sugar 
*note the coconut oil and icing sugar can be optional. This frosting tastes fine with just cream cheese and honey. I added coconut oil and icing sugar to get the texture I wanted. Feel free to adjust these amounts to get the texture and consistency you like

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line or oil and muffin tin
2. In a large bowl combine flour, millet flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
3. In a separate bowl whisk together olive oil, juice, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla until well combined and frothy
4. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until just combined
5.  Fill cupcake tin 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 16-18 minutes until tops are lightly golden brown. Let cool completely before frosting.
6. For frosting, add all ingredients to a bowl and beat until light and creamy. Add more of any of the ingredients to get your desired texture and sweetness

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