Vanilla Cupcakes (Gluten Free)

I decided that it was high time I made some gluten-free cupcakes, and this week it was going to happen. Since I’d never made them before, I thought it was wise to turn to a couple of gluten-free books for a no fail recipe. Both batches left me less than enamored… Oh-well, we bake, we learn… Now armed with a little experience and the knowledge of what I didn’t want, I felt empowered to try things on my own. After a few more disappointing batches, I arrived at these vanilla flavoured cupcakes. My biggest issue with the failed batches was with the texture, these had a pleasant texture that wasn’t too grainy or muffiny.

 

Vanilla Cupcakes (Gluten-Free)

1 1/2 cups Gluten-Free Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder (gluten-free)
1/2 cup Non-Dairy Milk
1/3 cup Canola Oil
3/4 cup Sugar
3 tbsp Applesauce
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp Salt

Preheat oven to 350°F and line 12 muffin wells with paper cups.

Stir together the flour and baking powder. Set aside.

Beat the milk, oil, sugar, applesauce, vanilla, and salt until thoroughly combined. Add to dry ingredients and mix until just smooth (I choose to quickly stir cake batter, instead of using a mixer, to be sure I don’t over mix).

Divide the batter evenly amongst the lined muffin wells. Bake for approximately 18 minutes, until and inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool for about 5 minutes before transferring to a rack. Cool completely before frosting.

Top with your favorite gluten-free frosting. I used a Classic Vanilla Frosting, tinted with blue food colouring.

 

 

18 thoughts on “Vanilla Cupcakes (Gluten Free)

  1. Choc Chip Uru

    These cupcakes look so cute and wonderful! I love your presentation 🙂
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  2. A Tablespoon of Liz

    I’ve recently gone G-free, so I really appreciate this recipe! I’ve been eating gluten free for a couple weeks now, but have yet to take the dive into gluten free baking. I’m definitly going to have to try these!

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  3. Starr

    I’ve found gluten-free baking to be a little challenging, but in a fun way 🙂 You’ve always had amazing recipes on your blog, so I’m sure that once you get into it, you’ll be whipping up delectable goodies like a pro… If you try the cupcakes, let me know how they worked out for you.

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  4. Tina@flourtrader

    I have never tried to create any gluten free recipes on my own. I have enough difficulty with creating things for people without food allergies, so I know the gluten free would be a difficult task!
    Glad you finally landed on something that you liked, it does look tasty! Also, a lovely hue on the frosting. Have a great day!

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    1. Starr

      I’m hoping that gluten-free baking is like vegan in that once one has a little experience under their belt, things become more instinctual… Thanks, the frosting was my favorite part 🙂

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  6. Chelsie

    I made these for my 7 year old cousin who was just diagnosed with gluten allergy and was pretty bummed about not eating cupcakes!
    I used unsalted butter instead of margarine for better taste.
    They were so moist and delicious and she loved them. I have never made anything gluten free (especially cupcakes with applesauce!) but this recipe was delicious and if you didn’t know better, you would think they were regular cupcakes.
    Great recipe! Definitely saving!

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