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gluten free zucchini cupcakes

Zucchini Spice Cupcakes (Gluten Free, Vegan).

These tender cupcakes are nicely spiced and so tasty with a creamy dairy free frosting on top!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Keyword gluten free zucchini dessert, zucchini spice cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 287 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


  • 2 cups gluten free flour white spelt flour or all purpose flour is also okay
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 teaspoon ginger
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup coconut sugar brown sugar is okay
  • cup vegan buttery spread melted
  • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini about one small zucchini
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • cup water

For the frosting:


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake liners in a cupcake pan.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the grated zucchini, unsweetened applesauce, melted vegan buttery spread, water, vanilla extract, and vinegar. Stir well to combine.

  3. Add the sugars and mix well. Add the gluten free flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ginger. Mix well.

  4. Pour batter into the cupcake pan, filling each cupcake liner about 2/3 full.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  6. Let cool completely, then make frosting.

  7. In a mixing bowl whip a little of the powdered sugar and the vegan buttery spread. Sift in the rest powdered sugar. alternating with drizzling in the non-dairy milk. Mix until very smooth.

  8. Frost the cooled cupcakes. If you are taking one to a party, I recommend this cupcake carrier.

Recipe Notes

Store leftover cupcakes in the refrigerator.

These cupcakes can be frozen for up to 3 months.

If you aren't dairy free, go ahead and use regular dairy butter.


Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Spice Cupcakes (Gluten Free, Vegan).
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 275mg12%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.