Winter White Cupcakes With SUPER Ingredients

What makes these white cupcakes different?  I am using only the GOOD oils like avocado oil in place of the vegetable, corn, canola or other oil.

White-on-white cupcakes are a family favorite any time of year.  On snowy winter days they are especially seasonal.  What makes these cupcakes different is the oil.  I use avocado oil in place of Crisco oil, canola, vegetable oil, etc.  Avocado oil is one of the GOOD oils for control of cholesterol and weight.  I find it at Costco.


The cupcakes baked up high and light.

The cupcakes bake up high and light; I do notice the texture is a bit firmer, but hardly noticeable.

A secret in the frosting...

There is another SUPER OIL in the frosting and it is delicious.  I substitute coconut oil for butter in my buttercream frosting recipe.  My frosting ingredients are powdered sugar, generous vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, extra-virgin cold-pressed coconut oil softened to room temperature [not liquid] and enough cream to make the frosting nice and spreadable.

Yes the icing has a very slight coconut flavor, which seems to enhance the vanilla.  Coconut oil is also recommended for cholesterol control and helps to control weight, not put it on!  These cupcakes are not completely sinless–but close to it.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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