If you love sweet juicy peaches, you are in for a special treat. These gluten free peach cupcakes taste just like peaches and cream with the vanilla buttercream frosting on top!

A peach cupcake on a small white plate.

These summery cupcakes are delicious with summer ripe peaches, or use frozen peaches or canned peaches when you can’t find fresh peaches!

If you are looking for a fun cupcake flavor for summer entertaining, this gluten free peach cupcake recipe is so worth making! Nobody will know these fluffy cupcakes are gluten free!

If you love cupcakes as much as our family does, you will want to try all of my delicious gluten free cupcake recipes!

Why These Cupcakes Are Great:

  1. These gluten free peach cupcakes are so fluffy and light they taste as if they came from a bakery!
  2. You can top them with vanilla bean buttercream frosting or drizzle a vanilla icing on top!
  3. These cupcakes freeze really well, so you can enjoy them anytime!
  4. These homemade cupcakes are made with simple ingredients that you can find at your local grocery store!

If you love peaches, you will also want to try this easy Gluten Free Peach Kuchen recipe.

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This is one of my favorite gluten-free flour blends for cookies, cakes, pie crust, biscuits, and muffins! (Do not use this flour blend for yeast recipes.)

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Ingredient Notes:

Photos of the peach cupcakes ingredients.
  • Gluten Free Flour Blend – I tested this recipe using King Arthur’s Measure for Measure Gluten Free Blend. That doesn’t mean others will not work; I just have not tested other flours, and I can not guarantee the recipe will work if you use other mixes.
  • Xanthan Gum – If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  • Baking Powder – Use aluminum-free baking powder. Also, be sure your baking powder is not expired.
  • Baking Soda – Most brands are gluten free.
  • Salt – You can use sea salt or kosher salt.
  • Eggs – Use size large.
  • Vanilla Extract – If you can, use pure vanilla extract instead of imitation. You can check to see if vanilla is gluten free.
  • Butter – I recommend using unsalted butter.
  • Non-Dairy Milk – You can also use regular milk. I used oat milk. Not all oat milk is gluten free, so you can check to see is oat milk gluten free.

How To Make Gluten Free Peach Cupcakes:

Photos of steps 1 and 3.

Step 1: Combine the gluten free flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. I find it easiest to use a wire whisk to blend them.

Measure your gluten free flour with one of these methods:

Spoon Method: You can also use a spoon to fill the measuring cup. Use a knife to level along the top to remove the extra flour.

Leveling Method: Put the measuring scoop into the flour and fill. Do not pack the flour. Use a knife to scrape along the top to remove the extra flour.

Wash and chop your peaches into small chunks. You can leave the peels on or remove them. It is completely up to you!

Step 2: In a medium bowl, add the melted butter (not too hot!), egg, vanilla extract, and non-dairy milk. Whisk to blend.

Step 3: Pour the wet ingredients and chopped peaches into the dry ingredients. Mix the two until they are just barely mixed.

HINT: I do NOT recommend using a stand mixer to make the cupcake batter. It will overmix the batter, and your cupcakes will turn out denser.

A bowl of peach cupcake batter.

This is a photo to show you what your batter should look like. Every gluten-free flour blend has different ingredients; some are starchier and need more liquids. Use this photo as a moisture guide.

Now is a good time to preheat your oven to 350º F and set the oven rack to the middle setting.

The cupcake pan filled with cupcake batter.

Step 4: Line a cupcake pan with paper liners. I like to use parchment paper liners to prevent sticking. You can also spray oil in each cup if you prefer to make these without cupcake papers.

Fill each cupcake section a little more than ¾ full of cupcake batter.

Step 5: Bake the cupcakes for 20-24 minutes, depending on the size of your cupcakes. To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into a cupcake. If the toothpick comes back clean, the cupcakes are finished baking. If you see batter or crumbs, they need to bake a little longer.

Move the cupcakes to a wire rack for cooling.

A silver bowl full of frosting.

Step 6: Mix up the frosting with a standing or electric mixer. Make sure your cupcakes are completely cool before frosting them!

You can read all about frosting and try this easy gluten free frosting recipe, or use the vanilla bean buttercream frosting recipe below!

A close up of the peaches and cream cupcakes.

If you are going to use sprinkles, be sure to check this list to ensure your sprinkles are gluten free!

Recipe FAQ:

Do you have to peel the peach skin off?

You can leave the skin on or remove it. It is entirely up to you.

Can you use frozen peaches to make these cupcakes?

Yes, you can use frozen peaches. Be sure to thaw them and drain off the extra juice before adding them to the batter.

How do you store these cupcakes?

Store these cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep fresh for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Can you freeze these cupcakes?

You can easily freeze these cupcakes. Place cooled, unfrosted cupcakes in a freezer bag or freezer-safe container. They will keep fresh for up to 3 months.

The frosted peach cupcakes on a wire rack.

More Gluten Free Cupcake Recipes:

a peach cupcake on a small white plate.

Gluten Free Peach Cupcakes

Sandi Gaertner
Delicious fluffy gluten free peach cupcakes that taste like peaches and cream! Topped with vanilla buttercream frosting.
4.50 from 4 votes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Gluten Free Cake Recipes, Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 429 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ¼ cups gluten free flour blend * see notes
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder aluminum-free
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ⅓ cups non-dairy milk * see notes
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peaches peeled and chopped

Frosting:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3 tablespoons milk or non-dairy milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350º F. Set the oven rack to the middle setting.
  • In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk to blend them.
  • In a medium bowl, add the wet ingredients and whisk to blend.
  • Pour the wet ingredients and the peaches into the dry ingredients and mix them together until they are just barely mixed.
  • Note: I do not recommend using a standing mixer. They tend to overmix the cake batter, leaving dense cupcakes.
  • Fill a cupcake pan with paper liners and fill each a little more than ¾ full.
  • Place the cupcake pan in the oven and bake for 22-25 minutes until done.
  • You can test for doneness by inserting a toothpick in a cupcake. If the toothpick comes back dry, the cupcakes are finished baking.
  • Remove the cupcakes from the oven onto a wire rack to cool.
  • In a stand mixer, add the frosting ingredients. Whip on low speed, gradually increasing the speed until your frosting is fluffy and light.
  • Put a medium-sized star tip in a piping bag. Fill the piping bag with frosting. Squeeze out the frosting onto each cupcake in any design you like.

Notes

  1. I tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure For Measure and Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 GF Flour blend. Other brands should work, but I have not tested them.
  2. If your flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, add 1 teaspoon. This is what helps hold the cupcakes together.
  3. To make this cupcake recipe dairy-free, use dairy-free butter.
  4. These cupcakes will keep fresh for up to 3 days in an airtight container. For best results, freeze the cupcakes unfrosted.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcakeCalories: 429kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 4gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 203mgPotassium: 113mgFiber: 3gSugar: 49gVitamin A: 613IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 78mgIron: 1mg
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4 Comments

  1. 3 stars
    Followed recipe to a T. Not super sweet, taste more like a muffin than a cupcake. Really don’t taste a peach flavor either.

    1. I haven’t heard they lack in flavor from anyone else. Did you use really ripe peaches? In this recipe, that is important, plus you can add more if you feel it needs extra flavor. Thank you.

  2. 5 stars
    Easy to make and the kids liked them. I left the skin on the peaches and used cow’s milk and the cupcakes tasted yummy.