Raise your hand if you have never asked your parents to check for monsters under the bed! But, I’m sure our monsters did not scare you, instead they have just put a smile on your face, haven’t they? Oh, come on, they are so sweet! 🙂 They were made by the kids of our staff here at the Gluten Free Times.
Halloween is right around the corner and we had to share our version of the Monster Woopie Pie.There are 3 steps into making them: preparing the GF cupcakes, making the filling and decorating them! However, don’t let those steps scare you away, it’s really quite simple and you can even have the kids help you, they will have lots of fun making them!
Step 1- GF Chocolate Cupcakes
2 large eggs (if they are too small, use 3)
1/2 cup coconut oil (sunflower or canola oil work just as well)
1/2 cup cacao powder
1 cup demerara sugar
1 cup hot water
1 1/2 cup rice flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pre-heat the oven at 375º
Place the eggs, the coconut oil, the sugar, the cacao powder and the vanilla extract in a bowl. Mix them until you get a thick cream.
Add the hot water and whisk it.
Add the rice flour and the baking powder and mix it well. The dough will be quite liquid and it will be enough for 12 cupcakes.
Bake them for about 15 minutes
Step 2 – Coconut-Carrot Cream Filling
To make this filling we followed a recipe we found on the Youtube Channel Mind Over Munch to make vegan coconut whipped cream, then we added a carrot puree. Simply, boil the carrots, mash or process them and let it cool in the freezer for about 30 minutes before mixing with the coconut cream.
Watch the video below to find out how you can make the vegan coconut cream:
Step 3 – Decorations
We did absolutely nothing here! The kids were the boss of this step! They used white chocolate chips and raisins for the eyes and teeth and they had a blast!