Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Mini Chocolate Chips and Creamy Icing- So easy you will make them again and again!This page contains affiliate links. As always I only support products I use and love. By using these links you are supporting My Gluten Free Miami at no cost to you. Thank you!
The Cupcake Dilemma
Before being diagnosed with Celiac I was never a huge cake person, but after I started craving cupcakes like crazy. I’m guessing this is because I could no longer just go to the store and get one. When I was pregnant it was the worse. I had a huge meltdown one night (pregnancy hormones!) and was so disappointed when all the recipes I found required all kind of ingredients that I didn’t have or couldn’t find.
The search for a good gluten free cupcake was daunting.
There was one cupcake shop at the time that sold a gluten free vegan cupcake, so my husband and I went. They were eh. The cake was dense and the icing way to sweet. While I have since found a couple good gluten free cupcakes in Miami, with the recipe I developed, it is just as easy to make my own. You could even mix up several batches of the dry ingredients for these gluten free chocolate cupcakes and store in ziplocs so you have your own cake mix ready to go at a moments notice!
Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes
I’m sure you’re wondering why I have been holding out on such an amazingly delicious, easy gluten free chocolate cupcake for so long. I was just waiting for the right opportunity, and it just so happens that Sharon over at What the Fork has a birthday this week! In order to celebrate a bunch of us got together to share with you our favorite cake recipes AND a giveaway!
Not only are we giving away an awesome mixer, it’s going to come with a $100.00 gift certificate to Sweetapolita and a prize package from Rodelle Vanilla. You will be all set to get some major baking done!!
So check out all these great recipes, and be sure to enter below!
You know I can’t leave you without a couple of recipe notes for these gluten free chocolate cupcakes. It just wouldn’t be fair.
These cupcakes are dairy free (Yay!),
However, I did use cream cheese icing. You can use a dairy free cream cheese and you are good to go!
You can get a sample for only $5.00 or order a starter kit that has all kinds of goodies. Love to bake? Order her flour in bulk!
The key to gluten free baking is an awesome gluten free flour. You can use whatever your favorite Gluten Free Blend is, just avoid bean based for the cupcakes. No one wants to eat a cupcake that tastes like beans.
Feel free to leave out the instant espresso, I just love how it develops a rich, chocolate flavor, but it is optional.
Don’t forget to visit all the other cake recipes and enter to win!
Gluten Free Coconut Cake – What The Fork Food Blog
Summertime Lemon Cupcakes – 4 The Love of Food Blog
Gluten Free Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes – Gluten-Free Palate
Bourbon Tropical Peach Cocktail – Fearless Dining
Kir Royale Cocktails – The Heritage Cook
Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes – My Gluten Free Miami
Gluten Free Cookie Cake – Flippin’ Delicious
Summer Beer – Vegetarian Mamma
The Best Gluten Free Cake – gfJules
Gluten Free Coconut Cream Pie Cupcakes – Good Morning Cali
Must Try Summer Cocktails and Mocktails – Joyfully Mad
Gluten Free Cookie Cake – A Mind “Full” Mom
Strawberry Lychee Panna Cotta – Brunch-n-Bites
Cucumber Moscow Mule – The Culinary Compass
Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes with Mocha Frosting – Only Taste Matters
Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes – Veggie Balance
Virgin Watermelon Margarita – Coffee With Us 3
Elderflower Mojito – Home & Plate
Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Stacks – Simply Healthy Family
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake – Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Watermelon Mint Gin Fizz – Frugal Foodie Mama
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake – Raia’s Recipes
Tequila Sunrise Cocktail – All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Grilled Spicy Pineapple Margarita – Lapetitchef
Gluten Free Fresh Apple Cake – My Gluten-free Kitchen
- 1 cup Gluten Free Flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup gluten free cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon gluten free espresso powder (optional)
- 1/4 cup gluten free mini chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life- gluten and dairy free!)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 8 oz package softened cream cheese (regular or dairy free)
- 1 cup powder sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Mix together dry ingredients.
- Add wet ingredients and stir until well combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Using a quarter cup measuring cup, spoon into prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool completely.
- Meanwhile, beat together cream cheese, powder sugar and vanilla.
- Frost cooled cupcakes and enjoy!