Just because something is gluten free, that does not mean that it will not taste good. These sweet cupcakes are flavored with coconut (both coconut juice and shredded coconut are in the batter), and contain sorghum flour, cornstarch and guar gum instead of cake flour. The rest of the ingredients, including buttermilk, almond extract and vanilla extract, are identical to those in “standard” gluten-filled cupcakes. The frosting is a homemade cream cheese that is topped with almonds – and little more shredded coconut, if you so desire.
If you have food allergies, your options for dessert (let alone standard meals) are extremely limited. After all, baking a tasty egg-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and rice-free dessert can be tricky. Thankfully there are plenty of recipes like this one that fit that mold. These cupcakes taste like an orange creamsicle, only without all of the harmful things that a real creamsicle contains. Instead, enjoy this allergen-free cupcake with orange zest on top.
Source Gluten Free Goddess
These cupcakes are perfect for wine lovers. They contain a unique Riesling grape seed flour and Riesling oil – both specialty items – and some Riesling wine. What does this mean? That these treats are an adults-only goodie! The batter also has numerous other more-traditional ingredients, so they are, indeed, cupcakes, not just “winecakes.” The frosting is a pear mascarpone that is topped with chopped walnuts before serving. Tasty and different – you can’t beat that combination!
Source Cupcake Project
More and more gluten free recipes are coming out every day. The reason is because they are the perfect contrast. Healthy and decadent at the same time. Maybe healthy isn’t the right word to describe a cupcake, but if there ever was a healthy cupcake this gluten free, vegan chocolate cupcake with coffee icing would be it. These cupcakes still taste like a guilty pleasure in every mouthful, maybe even just a bit better because there is no regret.
Source Gluten Free Goddess
Itís always hard to find gluten free baked goods, especially ones that donít taste like it, but you donít have to be gluten-free to enjoy these ginger molasses cupcakes. The ginger and molasses flavor in these always reminds me of eating ginger cookies as a child. These are dense and moist cupcakes reminiscent of ginger bread. The molasses flavor is just right without getting too bitter and the simple cream and sugar frosting is light and fluffy.
Source Gluten Free Girl
Any time you find a delicious and refreshing gluten free desert itís a nice surprise, but these are real winners. I canít get enough! These gluten free lemon coconut cupcakes are fantastic. The tangy lemon zest really enhances the sweet and creamy flavor of the coconut. It is similar to a basic olive oil cake, but the addition of rice flour makes these gluten free and healthier. Top them with a bit of shaved coconut and they are not only delicious, but beautiful as well.
The combination of chocolate and pumpkin have never been this good. These gluten free chocolate pumpkin marble cupcakes are made out of potato starch and white rice flour. Perfect for the health conscious eater. The vanilla frosting of these chocolate cupcakes is garnished with tidbits of pumpkins. Delicious but healthy and guilt-free. The gluten free chocolate pumpkin marble cupcakes will surely be perfect with your favorite afternoon tea or juice.
Source Serious Eats
These gluten free chocolate cupcakes topped with a frosting of whipped cream cream cheese frosting are pure magic for your taste buds. They are an absolute delight for you to enjoy when you are allergic to products that contain gluten. With whipped cream in the cream cheese frosting and decorated with a center raspberry, these delicious gluten free chocolate cupcakes entice you to eat more and more, they are so divinely morish.
Source Eat The Love
You donít have to be gluten-sensitive to enjoy these delicious gluten-free chocolate cupcakes. They are there for everyone to delight in. Covered with chocolate sprinkles and layered with delectable dark chocolate and mixed raspberry fruit with white chocolate dripping over the top, they look, and taste, like everyoneís ideal cupcake. This is the surprise you keep for the next book club meeting or that special rainy weekend with the family.
Source Elana’s Pantry
Jelly Donuts are tasty on their own, but Jelly Donut cupcakes? How can anyone resist? These tasty treats are gluten free, and are made from coconut flour, sea salt, baking soda, apple sauce, grapeseed oil, agave nectar and vanilla extract. The filling – because donuts are nothing without filling – is made from raspberry jam and arrowroot powder. For a little extra touch, after baking, sprinkle the tops of these with xylitol powder. And Voila! Jelly donut cupcakes!
Source Elana’s Pantry