Cupcakes for Kids With Cancer – 26 September 2015

Cupcakes of Hope is such a special organisation! They are recognising children with cancer in a practical, proactive way by raising funds through cupcakes (could there be any more perfect way?)

If you’d like to be a part of this initiative, simply bake a couple of cupcakes and drop them off at your local drop-off point, which can be found here Drop-off Mall List SA.  OR, donate hard cash directly into their account:

Cupcakes of Hope
Nedbank Ltd
Branch : Three Rivers
Branch code : 178337
Account no : 1028740565

Ok, ok, I know you read through ALL of that just to get my cupcake recipe. Surprise, it’s Banting. Not surprised? Just humour me. But first, look at this, keep it, remember it:

Don't take things for granted, this is serious
Don’t take things for granted, this is serious

Ingredients for cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup xylitol
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (not vanilla essence, for Banters)
  • 1 1/2 tsp of lemon juice

Ingredients for sticky glaze (optional but yummy):

  • 1/4 cup xylitol – powdered to icing sugar consistency in a grinder if possible
  • 3 T coconut milk
  • Dessicated coconut to sprinkle on top


  • Preheat oven to 180-degrees Celsius.
  • Mix all of the dry CUPCAKE ingredients of the together.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the wet CUPCAKE ingredients together.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine thoroughly.
  • Put into cupcake liners and bake for about 25 minutes (or until golden brown and cooked).
  • To make the glaze, combine all the GLAZE ingredients in a bowl.
  • Once the cupcakes have cooled down completely, remove the liners and then poke holes all over the top of the cupcakes with a toothpick.
  • Dip the cakes top side down into the glaze and allow to set.
  • Re-dip the cakes for a second coat of glaze and sprinkle with coconut

This recipe was the brain-child of the Banting Cook. Don’t try to compete with something that works.

This was a challenge issued by the ever-committed Miss Ella Bella to me, Ruth Abercrombie and My Spreadsheet Brain. Check out how they conquer cancer with cupcakes.


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