Guilt Free Cupcakes

What if you could eat two cupcakes in one sitting and not feel bad about it? - I'd say 'Yes, please.' This is what motivates me to bake my own cupcakes instead of buying them at the store. I've had a gluten and corn allergy for years, which has made it difficult for me to eat at bakeries or dessert at restaurants. I usually rely on my own baking for dessert. While looking for grain free and gluten free recipes on Pinterest I came across Against All Grain. She has the most amazing desserts that are completely guilt free, no grains used. Recently, I was inspired to try the Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes and they came out great. For the Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake recipe, go here

It's important to stir in the strawberries carefully at the end. 

It's important to stir in the strawberries carefully at the end. 

My cupcakes are looking darker because of the date molasses.

My cupcakes are looking darker because of the date molasses.

You can't just have one.

You can't just have one.

What I did differently is the sweetener in the cupcake part. Instead of honey I used date molasses and I only used 1/3 cup of it. I normally like things a lot less sweet then most people, so this was perfect for my taste. On the meringue part, I used her recipe exactly the way she suggests because I was afraid it would not come out well. Meringue is sometimes tricky, so I didn't want to mess it up. Mine came out too sweet for me and I don't care for the honey flavor myself. Next time, I'll use date molasses and probably only half the amount.  

Fresh lemons from the garden saved the day. 

Fresh lemons from the garden saved the day. 

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