Gluten and Dairy Free Apple Pie Cupcakes

serves / makes 10
25 prep time
25 mins cooking time


These cupcakes are an attempt at creating apple pie and ice-cream in one little cake and all gluten and dairy free. The cupcake is favoured with cinnamon with an apple sauce surprise in the middle and topped with frosting to represent the ice-cream. The best thing about these cupcakes is that the chef gets to eat the bit of sponge you cut out to pipe in the apple sauce but don’t tell anyone!




For the cupcakes:

  • 150g dairy free spread
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g self raising gluten free flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the filling:

  • 4 tablespoons apple sauce

For the frosting:

  • 100g dairy free butter
  • 200g icing sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  2. Beat together the caster sugar and the dairy free spread until light and fluffy
  3. Add the three eggs individually, beating well between each addition
  4. Add in the flour, cinnamon and xanthan gum
  5. Mix until well combined
  6. Split the mixture between 10 cupcake moulds lined with paper cases
  7. Bake in the centre of the oven for 25 minutes
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool
  9. Using a knife, carefully cut a hole in the centre of the top of the cupcake and carve out a small hollow
  10. Fill this hole with apple sauce
  11. To make the frosting beat together the dairy free spread and icing sugar
  12. Pipe onto the cupcakes and dust with a little extra cinnamon

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