1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Earth Balance (vegan) butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Set out butter to bring to room temperature. If needed, put in the microwave for just a few seconds.
Whisk together the blanched almond flour, cornstarch, xanthan gum, salt, and baking powder until there are no lumps and it turns into one beautiful flour.
Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then, add the eggs one a time scraping down the bowl as necessary. This helps the cupcakes have a more even texture.
Alternate adding the flour mixture and milk alternative in about 3 additions. I've read that you alternate the wet and dry ingredients to reduce the amount of gluten that is formed to make whatever you are baking less dense. But I still like this technique and it helps get a smooth batter with less mixing.
Line a muffin tin with baking cups and fill each cup 3/4 full. My batter made 9 cupcakes.