Gluten free cupcakes are perfect for any occasion from birthday parties, holidays, to graduations, and more. These easy gluten free cupcakes recipes are some of my best. I taste test each and every gluten free cupcake recipe on my blog on adults and kids to make sure they are perfect.
If you love desserts as much as we do, you may want to check out all of my delicious gluten free desserts!
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Everyone loves cupcakes. Cupcakes can come in so many flavors. One of the first things I missed when going gluten free was light and fluffy real tasting cupcakes.
Each cupcake in this collection has its own unique frosting made with buttercream, cream cheese, or flavored icings.
Some of the cupcake frosting recipes are flavored, others are more classic frosting recipes. You can easily interchange the type of frosting for any of these easy cupcake recipes.
These cupcake recipes are perfect for birthday parties, graduation parties, weddings, bridal showers, cookouts, bake sales, or anytime you want a treat.
Ingredients you need to make cupcakes:
There are so many gluten free flour blends on the market. I tend to be a creature of habit and I use the same four gluten free flour blends mostly.
It doesn't mean other brands of gluten free flour blends don't work, I bet they would work nicely in my recipes, depending on the grain to starch ratio...I just haven't used them.
You can also see all of my Gluten Free Pantry Recommendations for more information and details on the different gluten free flours, and nut flours I like to use.
- Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend
- Authentic Foods MultiBlend
- King Arthur Gluten Free Flour Blend
Turn a cake into cupcakes!
Cupcakes are just cake baked in a muffin tin. You can make any of my popular gluten free cake recipes into cupcakes! Just choose your flavor and enjoy!
- This popular Gluten Free Vanilla Cake recipe is perfect for a birthday party or a wedding too!
- If you love chocolate, this Easy Gluten Free Devil's Food Cake recipe is a winner!
- This fancy Gluten Free Vanilla Raspberry Bundt Cake makes a beautiful cake all year round.
- I love that this Gluten Free Orange Almond Flour Cake has almond flour for a little protein boost!
Several of my gluten free cupcakes are dairy-free and all of my homemade gluten free cupcake recipes have a dairy-free option. Frosting can be made dairy-free by using vegan butter or palm shortening.
What makes cupcakes so moist?
The secret to moist cupcakes is all in the mixing. The same is true of muffins. When mixing your wet and dry cupcake ingredients together, it is critical not to overmix your cupcake batter. Mix until "just mixed" so the air bubbles are not deflated in the mixing. This will help your cupcakes turn out light and fluffy, and super moist!
Can long can cupcakes stay fresh?
Gluten free cupcakes will stay fresh for 2-3 days if you seal them in an airtight container. Don't frost the cupcakes until you are ready to serve them. If you want to store them longer, I highly recommend freezing the cupcakes.
How do you freeze cupcakes?
To freeze cupcakes, wrap each individually in plastic wrap. Place the wrapped cupcakes into a freezer bag and freeze. To defrost, remove one from the freezer and allow to thaw. Frost when the cupcakes are thawed out.
How many cupcakes do your recipes make?
My cupcake recipes tend to make 12 cupcakes. If you need more than this, just double one of the recipes.
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