Monday, September 9, 2013

King Arthur's Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

The last Friday of August was a celebration in Jack's Kindergarten class for August Birthdays.  With Jack having an August birthday, I HAD to make the cupcakes for sure!

Deliciousness, Moistness, Yummy Goodness!
Now, I have to give credit to our wonderful next door neighbor and friend Kathy for making this recipe a few weeks back.  She always thinks of Jack when baking yummy treats. This special occasion was for her daughter's birthday and she had my kiddos over to make cupcakes and have their own "Cupcake Wars". After making cupcakes they walked around to the neighbors and shared their yummy gluten-free cupcakes and asked which frosting they liked best - they had a wonderful time and ate LOTS of cupcakes!

Of course, I had a cupcake too and after the first bite, I knew I had to make this recipe!

Ok, ok, so here's the RECIPE!! I used King Arthur's Multi-purpose Flour and their recipe for Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake!

I have to tell ya, 4 years ago when Jack was diagnosed, these flour blends weren't easy to find, so making my own flour blend seemed overwhelming!  I was just excited when I found Pamela's Products because she offers fabulous gluten-free mixes like chocolate cake mix, pancake mix, etc. and I felt assured that there were gluten-free products that were similiar to the "real" thing and I didn't have to feel overwhelmed of the idea of gluten-free baking from scratch!

Well guess what?! I did bake from scratch! I used more than 5 ingredients! I used 10 ingredients, not including the frosting!

Alrighty, so let's do this! It's super easy!

Step 1: Gather ingredients and set oven @ 350

Don't forget the Xanthum Gum!

Step 2: In medium bowl, mix dry all dry ingredients

Step 3: In your stand mixer or bigger bowl (I REALLY want a stand mixer), beat eggs, water, oil and vanilla.

Step 4: Start adding dry mix 1 cup at a time until all is mixed thoroughly.

Step 5: All mixed together - start filling muffin cups! 
Bake for 15-18 minutes - check often, you do not want to overbake!

Step 6: Cool and then Frost! Betty Crocker's Rainbow Sprinkle Frosting says "Gluten-Free" and comes with Sprinkles!

Step 7: Ready to go to Jack's class and celebrate birthdays! And of course stop by the Principal's office to share the gluten-free love!

I plan to make these again for Jack's little brother's 1st birthday coming up in October! I'm going to try the Yellow Cake Recipe too!

I am soooo pleased with how these turned out! I will definitely use King Arthur's gluten-free flour blend again!

As always, ENJOY! 


  1. No wonder you have a baking blog - these cupcakes look perfect! I can see 15 out of 24, so Jack must have been the lucky taste-tester? Happy Baking! Irene@KAF