Best Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes-these cupcakes are easy to make, absolutely delicious and full of chocolatey goodness! The texture is divine, these are light and moist! These gluten free cupcakes are dairy free and nut free-the ideal cupcake for a kids party!
These gluten free chocolate cupcakes are so easy to make too! They are prepared all in one bowl. I whipped these beauties in my kitchen aid mixer for fuss free baking!
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My favorite thing about these cupcakes is their flavor. These are so light and moist. The applesauce gives them a moist texture similar to devil’s food cake without the dairy. They are also light in flavor with just the right amount of sweetness. Each cupcake contains only 11.7 grams of sugar per cupcake (minus frosting).
I created these gluten free chocolate cupcakes to be nut-free so I can take them to my son’s school. Our school requires all shared food to be nut-free.
I used this recipe to make adorable Gluten Free Pig Cupcakes for my son’s end of the school year Charlotte’s Web Party. I have a tutorial that shows you exactly how to make these cute piggy’s gluten free, dairy free and nut free.
I used fresh raspberries (crushed through a sieve) to make this light pink frosting.
If you want a frosting shortcut, then I recommend using Miss Jones Organic Vanilla Frosting. It is gluten free, vegan and dairy free, plus it has with no artificial flavors.
For decorating, I used a Wilton 1M open star piping tip. It is my favorite frosting tip.
These truly are the “Best Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes”! Your kiddos will never have to miss out at birthday parties or events! Not only are these cupcakes delicious but they are easy to make! Yay!
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Best Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes-these cupcakes are easy to make, absolutely delicious and full of chocolatey goodness! They are light and moist and perfect for birthday parties! These gluten free cupcakes are dairy free and nut free-great for a kids party!
- 2 cups Bob’s Red Mills Gluten Free 1 to 1 baking flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/3 cup cane sugar (or preferred sweetener like coconut sugar/Lakanto)
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1/4 cup light olive oil or avocado oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/4 cups hot water
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line two 12 cup muffin pans with 24 cupcake liners.
- In a large bowl, whisk together gluten free flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, cane sugar, xanthan gum, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- Add in apple sauce, olive oil and eggs. Stir.
- Slowly add in hot water in a small stream while mixing.
- Add vanilla and mix until batter is smooth and creamy.
- Fill cupcake liners halfway with batter. I use standard baking cups like these.
- Bake for 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
- Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
- Frost cupcakes with your favorite frosting. I use Easy Raspberry Vegan Frosting, Vegan Chocolate Buttercream Frosting or Best Vegan Buttercream. I used a Wilton 1M open star piping tip for these pictured cupcakes. Top with sprinkles, if desired. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Make ahead tip: Prepare cupcakes 1 day in advance. Keep cupcakes in a sealed container in the fridge and bring to room temperature 2 hours before serving.