Are you avoiding gluten but always in the mood for a sweet treat? Look no further than gluten-free cupcakes!
Today, I'm excited to share with you recipes for delicious and moist gluten-free cupcakes that have that irresistible bakery-style taste and texture. But that's not all – these cupcakes also come with a dairy-free option, making them suitable for those with lactose intolerance or allergies.
I understand how difficult it can be for people with gluten intolerance to find baked goods that aren't dense and dry. That's why I've put together recipes that use the right blends of gluten-free flour and other ingredients to create cupcakes that are both light and fluffy.
These cupcakes are not only mouth-watering, but they're also simple to make in the comfort of your own home. So you can satisfy your cravings anytime!
So get ready for some serious cupcake love! Here are the best homemade gluten-free cupcakes and recommended recipes.
What to love about this recipe: classic red velvet flavor, moist texture, tangy cream cheese frosting
This recipe uses a mix of 1:1 gluten-free flour blend plus some oat flour. Moreover, the recipe is freezer-friendly and perfect for birthday parties. Get the Recipe
What to love about this recipe: rich chocolate flavor, many positive reviews
You may want to substitute several ingredients, but it is not advised. To make these cupcakes successfully, stick to the recipe. And though some recipes need thorough mixing, this recipe tells you not to over-mix to achieve that bakery-style texture. Get the Recipe
What to love about this recipe: fancy and boozy cupcakes with ganache filling
If you love Irish cream, this recipe contains lots of Irish cream goodness, from the cupcake itself to the filling and frosting. The recipe uses a blend of gluten-free flour without xantham gum and relies on the number of eggs for the binder. Get the Recipe
What to love about this recipe: vegan, only the healthiest ingredients
You will love this carrot cake in cupcake form. The recipe uses almond flour, which is a naturally gluten-free ingredient. And the cream cheese frosting is easy to make! You can make them vegan or dairy-free by using non-dairy cream cheese and vegan yogurt in the frosting. Get the Recipe
What to love about this recipe: soft, delicate cupcakes, and freezer-friendly
The recipe calls for a blend of gluten-free flour and cornstarch to make the cupcakes tender and fluffy. The vanilla frosting is incredibly light, stable, and contains less sugar. Get the Recipe
What to love about this recipe: lemony, no odd aftertaste
These gluten-free cupcakes are bursting with lemon flavors. The secret? Aside from lemon juice, the lemon zest. The recipe uses a measure-for-measure gluten-flour blend. The secret to these moist cupcakes is the lemon syrup. After getting the cupcakes from the oven while they're nice and hot, brush them with lemon syrup. Get the Recipe
What to love about this recipe: festive, indulgent
With its blend of warm spices and sweet brown sugar syrup, these mini treats are a must-try for anyone who loves pumpkin pie. The recipe uses a combination of coco milk and gluten-free flour blend along with other pumpkin pie ingredients. They're delicious, and you won't even miss the crust. Get the Recipe
What to love about this recipe: 100% sugar-free, low-carb
One tip for this recipe to succeed on your first try and not turn your cupcakes dense-like is to use ingredients that are at room temperature. Also, be sure to use almond flour, not almond meal. Instead of sugar, erythritol is used. Get the Recipe
What to love about this recipe: fresh blackberry curd
This banana cupcake recipe uses 1 is to 1 gluten-free baking flour. No need to add plenty of sweeteners because the ripe bananas add natural sweetness and moisture to the cupcakes, making them soft and delicious. Get the Recipe
What to love about this recipe: real strawberries, no artificial color/flavor
These cupcakes are not only visually appealing but also appetizing. The use of fresh strawberries adds a delicious twist. You will need 2 pounds of strawberries for that authentic fruity strawberry taste. For the flour blend, this recipe calls for all-purpose gluten-free flour with xantham gum. Get the Recipe
What to love about this recipe: fresh or frozen blueberries
Get ready to fall in love with these amazing gluten-free blueberry cupcakes because you can make them the whole year round. Follow the recipe carefully to avoid getting flat or watery cupcakes. Get the Recipe
What to love about this recipe: vegan, oat flour and arrowroot powder
First of all, they're vegan AND gluten-free, so they're perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions. But even if you're not vegan or gluten-free, you'll love these cupcakes because they're so incredibly moist and flavorful. The raspberry flavor is just the right amount of tartness, and the frosting is creamy and delicious. Get the Recipe
What to love about this recipe: zesty, nut-free
Refreshing is the best word to describe these orange cupcakes! The sponge uses ground almonds, and the core contains orange-cream custard filling. Get the Recipe
What to love about this recipe: vegan, allergy-free, coconutty
This heavenly gluten-free dessert is made with a blend of coconut milk, coconut oil, and shredded coconut, making it a healthy choice to indulge in guilt-free. And let's not forget about the icing on the cake, a luscious dairy-free coconut buttercream frosting sprinkled with toasted coconut shreds that will send your taste buds on a tropical vacation! Get the Recipe
What to love about this recipe: chocolatey, rich
If you're a fan of Nutella, then you absolutely have to try these cupcakes. The chocolate cupcake itself is rich and moist, and the Nutella frosting is just out of this world. It's creamy and chocolatey and has the perfect amount of Nutella flavor without being overpowering. I guarantee that these cupcakes will be a hit at any party or gathering. You'll want to make a double batch because they'll disappear fast! Get the Recipe
What to love about this recipe: Wheat-free, Coeliac-friendly, dairy-free
Amazing gf dessert and the perfect combination of sweet and indulgent, with a moist and chocolatey cupcake base, creamy caramel filling, and rich chocolate ganache on top. I would suggest serving them with a cup of coffee or tea to balance out the sweetness. Get the Recipe
What to love about this recipe: with real apple chunks
If you are looking for a Fall-inspired dessert, you are in for a special treat. These apple pie cupcakes have perfectly spiced topping with a moist, tender sponge. The filling is made of real apples. Get the Recipe
What to love about this recipe: soy-free, nut-free, cherry filling
These cupcakes feature a luscious vanilla cupcake that's loaded with homemade cherry jam and then topped with cherry buttercream frosting. These cupcakes are perfectly sweet and balanced, making them a crowd-pleaser for any occasion. Plus, they're a breeze to make - what are you waiting for? Get the Recipe
They're made with all the good stuff - peanut butter, gluten-free flours, and just the right amount of sweetness. And the frosting? You guessed it - peanut butter. It's like a peanut butter explosion in your mouth.
Get your veggies in with these zucchini spice vegan cupcakes. Yep, you read that right - there's zucchini in these little treats. But don't worry, you can't taste it. All you taste is warm spices and sweet goodness. And the frosting? It's vegan, so you can indulge guilt-free. These cupcakes are proof that healthy can be delicious too.
Do you love chai tea? Then you're gonna go nuts over these gluten-free chai spice cupcakes. They're made with a blend of gluten-free flours, black tea, and all the warm spices you know and love. Think cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and nutmeg - all baked into a tender little cupcake. And the frosting? It's chai spice buttercream, baby. These cupcakes are the perfect way to get your chai fix.
What to love about this: nut-free, soy-free, perfect for parties
These cupcakes are sure to impress! These cupcakes feature a light and fluffy white chocolate cake base that is perfectly complemented by a decadent vanilla and blackberry buttercream frosting. The frosting is piped into delicate rose shapes, making for a beautiful and elegant presentation that is as delicious as it is beautiful.
What to love about this: Unique matcha taste, green cupcakes
You know what's a really underrated flavor? Matcha. And these gluten-free matcha cupcakes are the perfect way to indulge in that delicious green tea goodness. They're made with a combination of sweet rice flour, millet flour, and oat flour, so you know they're gonna be light and fluffy. And don't even get me started on the honey matcha buttercream frosting - it's sweet, creamy, and oh so tasty.
What to love about it: Coffee!
If you can't get enough of coffee, add them to anything, including these cupcakes! From the sponge base to the frosting, this is the kind of dessert the adult loves. Moreover, this recipe is mess-free as you can mix everything in one bowl.
What to love about it: the Orea cookie crunch
Okay, let's talk about these gluten-free Oreo cupcakes. First off, they're freaking delicious. The 1:1 gluten-free flour and Greek yogurt make them super moist and tender, and the crushed gluten-free Oreo cookies sprinkled on top add the perfect amount of crunch. But the real star of the show is the buttercream frosting. It's creamy, sweet, and loaded with that iconic Oreo flavor. Trust me, these cupcakes are a game-changer.