Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Vanilla Cupcakes-Gluten Free for Easter!

I wanted to make some cupcakes with my kids and let them decorate them for Easter.  We decided to make vanilla cupcakes and then decorate them.  It was decided that our cupcakes should have Easter eggs on them so we had to have chocolate frosting(to symbolize dirt you know).  On a few we put shredded coconut and then the eggs while on the others we just put the eggs on the dirt.  Keep in mind  READ YOUR LABELS!!!  I can't stress that enough.  Not all jelly beans are created equal when it comes to gluten free status.  Now off that soap box and onto the recipe!

The toppers here are green mint m and m's.  This would be MY cupcake!  I love chocolate mint.
Vanilla Cupcakes
3/4 cup butter(or coconut oil--the flavor of the coconut oil in these is wonderful!)
1-3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp gluten free pure vanilla
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 large egg whites, room temperature
1 cup milk(I used coconut to go with the coconut oil)
1/4 cup sour cream(dairy free version here)
3 cups Artisan Gluten Free Flour Blend
2 tsp guar gum or xanthan gum
2-1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream butter and sugar together.
Add vanilla and mix well.
Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.
Add sour cream and milk and mix well.
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.  Use a whisk to ensure proper mixing.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well, scraping the sides of the bowl.
Mix until the batter is completely incorporated and smooth, do not overbeat.

Place batter into liners in cupcake tins and bake for 25 minutes.  I got 28 cupcakes from this recipe.  Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool out of pan. 
Frost once cooled and enjoy!
These are good even without frosting.
A side note on gluten free cupcakes.  We only frost what we're going to eat.  Then we put the other cupcakes into the refrigerator in sealed tupperwares until we're ready for more. Then we frost and eat again!

One of the kids cupcakes.

Shared with Delicious Dish Tuesdays, This Chick Cooks-Whole Foods Wednesday Recipe Link-up, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Allergy Free Wednesdays, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Domestically Divine Tuesdays, Wise Women Link up, Simple Living Wednesdays, Homestead Barn Hop,

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  1. Hi there I am coming from FB group to visit, and so I am a new follower today. I love the design of your blog, aqua is so calming.
    I also like seeing so many ways for gluten free and need to learn more to share with my daughter.

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  2. Thanks for sharing on Allergy-Free Wednesday. These look really yummy! Hope you'll join us again this week with another great recipe!

  3. What a cute idea! I love jelly beans on anything :) Thanks for sharing them with Delicious Dish Tuesday.

  4. LOVE this! My kids would love the jelly bean/coconut one! Myself, I'm with you... Love me some mint and chocolate! Those mint M&Ms are addicting, aren't they?! LOVE them!
    Thanks so much for linking up again!! Come back tonight and link another tasty recipe!!