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Delicious gluten free vanilla cupcakes are topped with a dairy free chocolate frosting. These cupcakes are perfect for a birthday party!

Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

These vanilla cupcakes are topped with a rich chocolate frosting. A delicious gluten free and vegan cupcake recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, Nut free, vegan.
Keyword birthday party food, birthday party treats
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 363 kcal


For the cupcakes:

For the frosting:


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. Put the gluten free flour blend, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk together.
  3. Add the water, organic canola oil, yogurt, vanilla extract, and apple cider vinegar.
  4. Mix by hand until combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling about halfway full.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20-23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Let cupcakes cool completely, then make the frosting.
  8. Beat the vegan butter spread until fluffy, then sift in some of the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Alternate adding powdered sugar and cocoa powder and drizzling in a little bit of coconut milk while beating.
  9. Once you have added all of the powdered sugar, check the consistency. It should be quite thick so that it pipes onto the cupcakes well. If needed, add a little more milk or powdered sugar.
  10. Spoon the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a #1M tip. Pipe the frosting on the cooled cupcakes.
  11. Enjoy! Leftover cupcakes should be refrigerated.

Recipe Notes

These cupcakes will stay fresh in an airtight container for 2-3 days. You could refrigerate them to keep them longer.

You can freeze these cupcakes - store in a freezer safe container or freezer bag. They should stay fresh for about 3 months.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 176mg8%
Potassium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 46g51%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.