5 Dynamite Gluten-Free Cupcake Recipes

September 18, 2014

No matter the occasion, cupcakes are always a good idea.  This handheld dessert is a perfectly portioned piece of cake with an ideal ratio of frosting to cake.  Gluten-free baking can be challenging at first since many dessert recipes require flour or other ingredient containing wheat.  These gluten-free cupcakes are proof that wheat-free baking can be as delicious and gratifying as traditional baking.  Whether you are a fan of chocolate, vanilla, or carrot cupcakes - there is a gluten-free version waiting to be made.

Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes
Recipe from The Healthy Maven

A good vanilla cupcake is a simple and satisfying sweet treat.  This gluten-free and dairy-free version (although there are eggs is this recipe) will still make you all warm and fuzzy inside.  The moist and delicious cupcakes are even made better with a thick and rich coconut cream frosting.  Every bite is better than the last.

Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cupcakes
Recipe from Maebells

Gluten-free red velvet cupcakes will become an instant family favorite.  This recipe takes advantage of a store bought gluten-free biscuit mix to be the base of the cupcake batter.  Buttermilk adds moisture and richness while coffee and cocoa powder add flavor.  No red velvet cupcake is complete without a generous dollop of cream cheese frosting.

Carrot Coconut Cupcakes
Recipe from Veggies by Candlelight 

Carrot coconut cupcakes may have a tropical twist but are appropriate for fall weather.  This warmly spiced cake is filled with seasonal flavors including cardamom, cinnamon, and allspice.  The use of almond flour no only makes these cupcakes gluten-free but also adds a nutty note to them.  These carrot cakes are frosted with a tangy Greek yogurt icing and topped with chopped hazelnuts.

Gluten-Free Hazelnut Cupcakes
Recipe from Vitamin Sunshine

These hazelnut cupcakes are gluten-free, grain-free and low in sugar.  The cupcake batter uses coconut flour and ground toasted hazelnuts instead of traditional baking ingredients like all purpose flour.  The autumn spiced buttercream really sets these cupcakes apart as it's seasoned with ginger, honey, cinnamon and more.  

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes
Recipe from Gluten Free Canteen

Chocolate cupcakes are a classic and with this gluten-free recipe, wheatless eaters will be able to enjoy them too.  An alternative gluten-free flour blend including tapioca flour and brown and white rice flour is used instead of all purpose flour which helps keeps the cupcakes light and fluffy. A simple yet decadent chocolate frosting graces the top of each cupcake.

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