Vickys Pear & Chocolate Cupcakes, GF DF EF SF NF.
You can cook Vickys Pear & Chocolate Cupcakes, GF DF EF SF NF using 12 ingredients and 9 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Vickys Pear & Chocolate Cupcakes, GF DF EF SF NF
- Prepare 2 of medium sized firm but ripe pears, diced.
- You need 240 ml of pear, white grape or apple juice.
- You need 150 grams (3/4 cup) of soft brown sugar.
- Prepare 3 tbsp of sunflower spread / butter.
- You need 60 grams (1/2 cup) of raisins (optional).
- Prepare 210 grams (1.5 cups) of plain / gluten-free flour.
- Prepare 1 1/2 tsp of baking soda / bicarb.
- You need 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon (or ginger).
- It’s 1/4 tsp of xanthan gum if using gf flour.
- Prepare 110 grams (3/4 cup) of chocolate chips – I use the Enjoy Life brand or Moo-Free brand.
- You need 65 grams (1/2 cup) of chopped pecans, almonds or walnuts (optional).
- It’s 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
Vickys Pear & Chocolate Cupcakes, GF DF EF SF NF instructions
- Bring the diced pears, juice, sugar, butter and raisins (if adding) to the boil in a saucepan. Turn down the heat and let simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
- Meanwhile preheat the oven to gas 4 / 180C / 350°F and line a 12 hole cupcake tin with paper liners.
- Mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, chocolate chips and xanthan gum / chopped nuts if using those too – if not you don't need to replace the nuts or raisins, they're just an optional extra.
- Stir in the cooled pan mixture and vanilla until combined.
- Divide evenly between the cupcake cases and bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of a cake comes away clean.
- Let cool on a wire rack then enjoy!.
- Keep in an airtight container. The juice content will make them a little sticky on top as time passes but they freeze well.
- Just for info, in my original apple cupcake recipe I use 1 large cooking apple, apple juice and a whole teaspoon of cinnamon. The rest of the ingredients/directions are the same.