These gluten free chocolate cupcakes are a perfect alternative for those with allergies. Plus they are dairy-free and taste delicious. For more creative cupcake ideas try these.
Last week I had a friend who wanted gluten free chocolate cupcakes. I like to make them with a blend of gluten-free flours and then top it off with dairy free chocolate ganache and dairy free vanilla frosting. I could have made her my gluten free magic bars but I decided on cupcakes.
There are lots of flours on the market but I prefer to make mine with a blend of flours. I have tried boxed cupcakes from the grocery store, but I don’t really like the texture. So I tried several blends and several brands and came up with this homemade blend.
Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes
One thing I have noticed about gluten-free cupcakes is that they don’t last as long as regular cupcakes and they are also a little moister and don’t stick to the cupcake wrapper as well. My tip for this is to fill them a little more than you would regular cupcakes and take them out of the pan right away so they don’t get more condensation on them.
I don’t know why this happens but I like to take my cupcakes out and put them in airtight containers and it doesn’t work as well with gluten-free. So let them cool completely first.
- 1 1/4 cups gluten-free flour blend
- 1 cups white granulated cane sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/3 cup sunflower or canola oil
- 1 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line 12 - 14 cupcake with cupcake liners
In large mixing bowl sift flour blend, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In Stand mixer combine coconut milk, water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Add in the sifted dry ingredients. and beat for 1 minute.
Evenly distribute into cupcake liners. Bake for 20 minutes. Test for doneness.
Remove from oven and carefully take out of cupcake pans and let cool.
Try these easy gluten free chocolate cupcakes with dairy-free ganache and frosting and let me know how you like it. You can find some of my other recipes on the pages below.
Make sure you get the dairy-free ingredient substitution list below.