Gluten and Dairy Free Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Cinnamon Frosting

Serves 9

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 150g dairy free spread
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g gluten free self raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • pinch of chilli flakes

For the frosting:

  • 150g dairy free spread
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  2. Beat together the dairy free spread and caster sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time
  4. Stir in the flour, cocoa powder and chilli flakes
  5. Divide between 8 muffins cases and bake for 20 minutes
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely
  7. Make the frosting by beating together the dairy free spread, icing sugar and cinnamon until light and fluffy
  8. Pipe onto the cupcakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Apple Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Hello

Salted caramel seems to be everywhere for ages now – from ice cream to chocolates and even salted caramel lattes.  It originated in Brittany where a traditional treat is heavily salted butter caramels.  The flavour combination reached the world stage when Pierre Herme, a Parisian pastry chef, made a much celebrated salted caramel macaron in the 1990s.  It then became popular in restaurants across America and finally crossed over into big brands with Starbucks and Häagen-Dazs among the first to introduce salted caramel products.

I decided to top these apple cupcakes with salted caramel frosting but if you don’t fancy the salt you can easily leave it out.  I make my own dairy free caramel sauce and I’ve included a link to the recipe.  If you are just gluten free and don’t want to go to the hassle of making dairy free caramel then you can use shop bought caramel.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Apple Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Gluten and Dairy Free Apple Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Serves 9

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 150g dairy free spread
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g gluten free self raising flour
  • 1 large eating apple, peeled, cored and diced

For the frosting:

  • 150g dairy free spread
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 150g dairy free caramel sauce – my recipe is here
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  2. Beat together the dairy free spread and caster sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time
  4. Stir in the flour and apples pieces
  5. Divide between 8 muffins cases and bake for 20 minutes
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely
  7. Make the frosting by beating together the dairy free spread, icing sugar, caramel sauce and salt until light and fluffy
  8. Pipe onto the cupcakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

Hello

Tonight’s recipe is for these delicious chocolate salted caramel cupcakes.  They actually have a bit of a sad story attached to them though.  I made them for a work buddy but unfortunately he was off sick – so not only was he sick on his birthday but he missed out on the cake as we ate them all.

You can adjust the salt in the caramel sauce to suit your own tastebuds and if you are not needing the cakes to be gluten free you can make these recipe easier by using shop bought caramel sauce.

The torn cornea is still causing me trouble and I’ve been wandering around like a rockstar wearing sunglasses indoors – Ollie cat has been very sympathetic though.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Raspberry Sundae Cupcakes

Hello

These cupcakes are probably a bit out of season – ice cream sundaes make me think more about summer but they definitely cheered me up making them in the middle of winter.

Going for a short post night as I’ve torn the cornea in my eye (damn Ehlers Danlos Syndrome) and it is very painful to use a computer so I may be a quiet for a bit while I get it sorted.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Raspberry Sundae Cupcakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Raspberry Sundae Cupcakes

Serves 8

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 150g dairy free spread
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g gluten free self raising flour
  • 16 raspberries

For the frosting:

  • 125g dairy free spread
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  2. Beat together the dairy free spread and caster sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time
  4. Stir in the flour
  5. Divide between 8 muffins cases and push two raspberries into the centre of each cupcake
  6. Bake for 20 minutes
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely
  8. Make the frosting by beating together the dairy free spread, icing sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy
  9. Pipe onto the cupcakes
  10. I topped my cupcakes with ice cream sweets and some freeze dried cranberry powder

Gluten and Dairy Free Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

Serves 9

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 150g dairy free spread
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g gluten free self raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

For the frosting:

  • 150g dairy free spread
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 150g dairy free caramel sauce – my recipe is here
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  2. Beat together the dairy free spread and caster sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time
  4. Stir in the flour and cocoa powder
  5. Divide between 8 muffins cases and bake for 20 minutes
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely
  7. Make the frosting by beating together the dairy free spread, icing sugar, caramel sauce and salt until light and fluffy
  8. Pipe onto the cupcakes

Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate & Lime Cupcakes

Serves 8

Method

For the cupcakes:

  • 150g dairy free spread
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 140g gluten free self raising flour
  • 10g cocoa powder
  • juice and zest of 1 lime

For the frosting:

  • 125g dairy free spread
  • 250g icing sugar
  • zest of one lime

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  2. Beat together the dairy free spread and caster sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time
  4. Stir in the flour, cocoa powder, lime juice and zest
  5. Divide between 8 muffins cases and bake for 20 minutes
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely
  7. Make the frosting by beating together the dairy free spread, icing sugar and lime zest until light and fluffy
  8. Pipe onto the cupcakes and top with some extra zest and dairy free chocolate shavings

Gluten and Dairy Free Baby Shower Cupcakes

Hello

Last week I had a little baby shower for sister/cat’s third birthday party.  Everyone is really excited about the arrival of the baby in a few weeks and Ollie is the most spoiled cat ever so it was good to get everyone together.  I made these little gluten and dairy free cupcakes and thought I would share with you as it can be used for any occasion.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Baby Shower Cupcakes