Gluten and Dairy Free Mocha Cupcakes

serves / makes 12 small cupcakes
20 prep time
20 mins cooking time


Can Starbucks drinks be turned into gluten and dairy free cupcakes? I think so.

Try my recipe for these mocha cupcakes, also check out my caramel macchiato and chai tea latte cupcakes.


For the cupcakes:

For the chocolate frosting:


  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. Stir in the coffee paste
  5. Add in the flour, cocoa, baking powder and xanthan gum
  6. Mix until well combined
  7. Line a muffin tin with paper cases
  8. Place one tablespoon of the cupcake mix into each of the cases
  9. Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before icing
  11. To make the frosting beat the butter, cocoa powder and icing sugar together until light and fluffy
  12. Pipe onto the top of the cupcakes