Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate & Vanilla Cupcakes

serves / makes 10
25 prep time
25 mins cooking time


One of my friends recently sent me a little thank you box full of gluten and dairy free treats. It had a big bag of giant dairy free chocolate buttons which I thought would look cool on a cupcake. These cupcakes are a chocolate sponge frosted with vanilla buttercream and topped with a giant chocolate button – and the best bit is they are gluten and dairy free.




For the chocolate cupcakes:

  • 150g dairy free spread
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 130g self raising gluten free flour
  • 20g dairy and gluten free cocoa powder

For the frosting:

  • 125g dairy free spread
  • 250g icing sugar
  • dairy free chocolate buttons for decorating


  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 and cocoa
  5. Mix until well combined
  6. Split the mixture between 10 muffin 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 before frosting
  9. Make the frosting by beating together the dairy free spread and icing sugar
  10. Pipe onto the cupcakes and top with a chocolate button

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