Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line muffin pan with liners. Set aside.
In large bowl combine dry ingredients: cassava flour, coconut sugar, collagen, coconut flour, gelatin, cinnamon, baking soda and sea salt.
In medium bowl combine wet ingredients: fat of choice, coconut milk, water and apple cider vinegar.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to combine.
Fill muffin tin with batter. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.
Strawberry "Buttercream" Frosting
Place freeze-dried strawberries in food processor, blender or coffee grinder and blend to a fine powder. (If you plan to use a pastry tip to frost the cupcakes, any pieces of strawberry that aren't powdered will clog the smaller tips. So remove or crush the larger pieces; or use an open, large tip for piping.) Set aside.
Place 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan and sprinkle gelatin over its surface. Stir in with fork or whisk, and allow gelatin to dissolve for 1 minute. Heat over medium heat, stirring the entire time, as the gelatin dissolves completely, about 2-3 minutes.
Turn off heat and stir in honey and sea salt to dissolve. Allow to cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes.
Place the lard in a large metal bowl. Beat on high with hand beaters until creamy, about 1 minute.
Add honey-gelatin-water 1-2 tablespoons at a time, beating about 20 seconds after each addition. Beat until frosting is smooth and honey mixture is incorporated evenly. Frosting will be aerated slightly and hold its shape as it's beaten.
Add freeze-dried strawberry powder, and beat to fully incorporate.
You can frost your cupcakes at this point. (If you refrigerate the frosting before using it, simply melt it down slightly (not fully) again, beat and refrigerate until you have reached the right temperature and texture. Or bring it to room temperature slowly, and beat briefly to loosen and soften.)
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