Recipe based on our "Black Magic Cake", these gluten free cupakes are super chocolately and yummy! Plus, they are the easiest recipe ever! Top with your favorite buttercream frosting... chocolate, vanilla or strawnberry.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
Soft & fluffy, chocolate-y and yummy!
Who else loves cupcakes?
Just the best cake to frosting ratio, right?
Well, we’ve been slowly updating our recipes to include more cupcakes so that the website better represents our love them them lol…
These are based on The Best Chocolate Cake, a recipe from my Aunt that is a fan favorite in our extended family. It is an old-fashioned, made-from-scratch cake that is moist and chocolatey and sooooo good! And it’s really EASY!
In fact, in full transparency… it is the same recipe, but I cut it in half and adjusted the baking time. Why mess with a really good thing?!
So let’s make it!
It’s made with all the usual goods — all purpose gluten-free flour (we use with GF Jules -affiliate link ), sugar, egg, Hershey cocoa (100% cacao unsweetened), baking powder, baking soda, salt, canola oil, vanilla plus coffee (we used a dark roast decaf) and buttermilk (we made some!) for extra flavor and moistness.
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Back to the Chocolate Cupcakes….
It is the easiest recipe ever!
All you do it mix the dry ingredients together, add in the wet ingredients and that’s it!
Pour or spoon into lined muffin tins and bake!
So chocolatey and yummy!
And some in my house have been known to eat them as is…
But… the rest of us love frosting!
I give options for 3 different buttercream frostings: chocolate (the best recipe from my aunt!), vanilla (the best recipe from my mom!), and strawberry (based on the vanilla but made with strawberry puree).
One is better than the next, so can’t wait for you to try them all!
They are all made with a combination of confectioner’s sugar (also known as powdered sugar), butter or dairy-free butter, vanilla, milk or dairy free milk plus cocoa for the chocolate and strawberries for the strawberry.
Frost them and enjoy as is or top with sprinkles or decorate for a holiday. For Easter, it would be super fun to top with jelly beans if you have any.
Which would you chose?
They taste every bit as good as they look
Chocolatey, moist, soft and fluffy texture and yummy!
Hope you love them as much as we do!
Scroll down for recipe and leave a comment if you try.
The easiest and yummiest gluten-free chocolate cupcakes! Based on our family's amazing chocolate cakes recipe, the cupcakes are moist, soft & fluffy and super chocolatey! Options for chocolate, vanilla or strawberry buttercream frosting.
Author: Healthy Gluten-Free Family
Recipe type: Dessert, Birthdays, Holidays, Cake and Cupcakes
Hi! My name is Karen, and I’m the mom in our Healthy Gluten-Free Family. My posts and pictures here and on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter are labors of love that allow me to share a very personal journey with you, one our family has taken together — learning, experimenting and sharing how to raise a healthy happy gluten-free family. Read more ...