Are you having a Halloween party this year?
These super spooky gluten-free chocolate cupcakes are the perfect dessert to scare your guests!
Halloween Party Food
This Halloween I am still working on Mr. Fearless Dining to hold a Halloween party. I have been creating fun scary creations for the past two weeks, and leaving them around the kitchen as “hints.”
These gluten-free super chocolate cupcakes are my latest attempt to convince him how much fun Halloween can be.
It is an uphill battle.
Mr. Fearless Dining just doesn’t do Halloween.
(*This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All sweet opinions are my own!)
When Dixie Crystals sent me granulated and powdered sugar, I knew it was time to have some fun. Dixie’s goal is to get families together in the kitchen to cook up memories around food. Our family loves to spend time together in the kitchen, and as you will see further down, my kids also liked to play with their food. They waged a big monster cupcake battle and I don’t think there were any survivors :-).
Our family loves to spend time together in the kitchen, and as you will see further down, my kids also liked to play with their food. They waged a big monster cupcake battle and I don’t think there were any survivors :-).
This easy gluten-free chocolate cupcake recipe is really easy to make. Grab your kids and head to the kitchen :-).
Add in the dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk to blend.
Blend the wet ingredients and mix. The batter will be super chocolatey like in this photo.
The gluten-free chocolate cupcakes will be very moist. Bake and allow to cool completely.
Dye your frosting any color you like. We went for gruesome grey monsters. Don’t forget the red sparkle gel frosting to make the blood. (Candy googly eyes and knives are from Wilton.)
Substitutions You Can Use
- If you would like to add a little protein to balance out the sugar, substitute 1/2 cup almond flour and reduce the gluten-free flour blend to 1 cup.
- Add white or dark chocolate chips to the cupcake batter.
- If it isn’t Halloween, feel free to skip the gruesome decor.
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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:
How to make gluten-free chocolate cupcakes:
Spooky gluten free chocolate cupcakes.
- 3/4 cup Dixie Crystal sugar
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 cup gluten free flour blend
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 cups Dixie Crystal Powdered Sugar
- 4 tablespoons milk (*I added more to get the thickness I wanted 1 TB at a time.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, add all wet ingredients (up to the butter) and mix on medium speed.
- Gradually add in the dry ingredients, turning the mixer to low to add these. Once they are blended, increase the speed to medium.
- Add paper cupcake liners to a muffin tin. Fill each 3/4 full of the batter.
- Bake for 20 minutes until done.
- Remove the cupcakes from the oven. Take the cupcakes out of the tin and put onto a cooling rack to cool off.
- In a mixer, add powdered sugar. Add powdered sugar, food coloring of choice, and milk. Mix on low. Add more milk gradually until you get the consistency you want for your monster frosting.
- Pipe the frosting onto the cupcake and decorate with googly eyes, red sparkle gel frosting, and a candy knife. (All of these are by Wilton.)