Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes

Gluten-free vanilla cupcakes.

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Looking for a classic vanilla cupcake recipe that everyone can enjoy? These Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes are moist with a simple sweet vanilla flavor. They’re also dairy-free and made without any refined sweeteners. Everyone is going to love them, and nobody will suspect they’re gluten-free!



For Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons honey or pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Vanilla Buttercream:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoons almond milk or nut-milk of choice, more if needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line 9 muffin tins with parchment paper liners or silicone liners.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well blended.
  3. Add the eggs, honey, applesauce, and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
  4. Pour into the lined muffin cups, filling each about 1/2 full, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  5. Transfer cupcakes to cooling rack. While cupcakes cool, make the frosting: In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment or using a hand mixer, mix the butter for 1 minute. Add the powdered sugar and mix on low speed until well blended, then increase the speed to medium and beat until fluffy, about another 3 to 5 minutes. Add the vanilla, and almond milk. Continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute, adding an additional tablespoon of almond milk, or more, if needed for a soft consistency.
  6. Apply the frosting in a mound on the cupcake with a spatula or using a piping bag fitted with a circle piping tip.
  7. Add sprinkles to the top of the buttercream.


Cupcakes will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


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