Sunday, February 23, 2014

Best GF Chocolate Cupcakes

These gluten free cupcakes are just as delicious as they look.

I am not exaggerating when I say this recipe is amazing. The person who created this recipe is a genius…and her blog is truly awesome and full of great information.

These cupcakes will come out of the oven looking fabulous, they rise nicely and have a perfectly tender texture. No one will know they are gluten free or vegan.  My husband took some to work and he came home saying he needed copies of the recipe.

  Here is a link to the blog where I found these cupcakes, , and for the original recipe, Karina's Chocolate Cupcakes with Coffee Icing- Dairy-Free + Vegan, go to this link

If you count weight watcher points, add 4 points for each unfrosted cupcake. Most frostings will count at 2 points per Tbsp.

Best GF Chocolate Cupcakes                          Makes 12 cupcakes
3/4 cup sorghum flour
3/4 cup potato starch, cornstarch or tapioca starch.
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp xanthan gum
1 cup dairy free type milk substitute
egg replacer equal to one egg, I used Ener-G Egg Replacer.
3 Tbsp oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp rice vinegar

Preheat oven to 350. Line a 12 - cup muffin pan with paper liners.
In a large mixing bowl add flour, starch, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda and xanthan gum. Whisk together well.
Add milk substitute, egg replacer, oil, vanilla and vinegar.  Beat for two to three minutes until all ingredients are incorporated and batter is smooth. Sometimes batter will creep up the beaters, just use a spatula to push it back and scrape bowl occasionally.

Fill paper liners 3/4 full. I used just under 1/4 cup. Bake for about 20 minutes, or when top springs back when lightly touched. Cool pan on wire rack for a few minutes then remove cupcakes and continue to cool on wire racks until room temperature.

Try one plain…they're great.  Frost and decorate as desired.

The pre-made, purchased frostings I have used safely (gluten and dairy free) are Pillsbury Supreme Creamy Vanilla and Duncan Hines varieties. Please visit those sites.


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