Paleo vanilla cupcakes + summer weather in winter

February 13, 2017

This weekend was a whirlwind. Despite not having any real plans we were all over the place with the girls and the last two days passed in a blur. Here’s hoping this week goes well for all of us!




Our weather has been WILD! This weekend it was in the 70s. We made the most of it and spent a lot of time outdoors at the playground and riding bikes. It’s hard to believe it’s February.

This little cutie finally went down the swirly slide by herself. 🙂

The girls have a Valentine’s Day party today at school so I spent Sunday making and decorating cupcakes. I made these Paleo vanilla cupcakes from Elana’s Pantry and they turned out really well. However, I got halfway through the recipe and realized it only makes 6 cupcakes (whomp whomp) so I had to triple the recipe.


These vanilla cupcakes are grain free, dairy free, and nut free. Plus, they couldn’t have been easier to make. I will definitely be making them again!

Easy Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes by Elana’s Pantry



  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ cup palm shortening
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract



  1. In a food processor, combine coconut flour, salt, and baking soda
  2. Pulse in eggs, shortening, honey, and vanilla
  3. Line a cupcake pan with 6 paper liners and divide batter between each
  4. Bake at 350° for 20-24 minutes
  5. Cool for 1 hour and then frost with your choice of frosting


To save time, I went with store-bought frosting, but next time I will try this buttercream one!

I got a bit fancy and decided to make little heart toppers as a decoration. I took two foam hearts and placed them on either side of a toothpick and Viola!

I then put the frosting in a zip lock baggie and cut the end off of one corner to make an icing dispenser.

So pretty!

Of course, what kind of baker would I be if I didn’t try one?


Have a wonderful day, friends!


What did you do this weekend?

What’s your favorite cupcake flavor?



  1. Thank you for posting this recipe!!! I am always in search of tasty desserts that aren’t packed with refined sugar/sugar substitutes and I wanted to make something sweet for Valentine’s Day. My husband is very picky when it comes to “healthy” desserts and this was the first one I’ve ever tried that he loved! I’ll be making these again for sure. FYI I like to make mini muffins since they are a nice size for my toddler – this recipe made 12 mini muffins & baked nicely at 10 mins. 🙂

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