Gluten-Free Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

The only Gluten-free Yellow Cupcake recipe you need! Super easy recipe makes gluten-free cupcakes that are moist, soft & fluffy and have great vanilla flavor! Topped with a luscious chocolate buttercream frosting, they are always a hit! Decorate for any and every occasion.

Gluten-Free Yellow Cupcakes Chocolate Frosting easy dessert recipe
Gluten-Free Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Easy recipe for the best Gluten-Free Yellow Cupcakes!

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Everyone needs a great yellow cupcake recipe, and these Gluten-Free Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is ours!

The cupcake has a perfect texture — moist, soft and fluffy, and delicious vanilla flavor.

And topped with our rich and creamy chocolate buttercream frosting, and any sprinkles or decorations you like, it is an yummy and crowd-pleasing treat perfect for any and every occasion, or when you just want dessert.

Gluten-Free Yellow Cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting easy dessert recipecip

The recipe is the same as our Yellow Sheet Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting but with baking instructions for cupcakes.

I decided to make this its own recipe because so often people message me looking specifically for cupcakes… because who doesn’t love a cupcake? They are super fun, versatile and have a great cake to frosting ratio!

But it is the same super easy recipe and it comes together quickly.

How to make Gluten-Free Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

The cupcakes are just 9 ingredients, ones you probably already have in our pantry.

You’ll need:

gluten-free all purpose flour (we use GF Jules)

baking soda

salt

butter or dairy-free butter

cane sugar

eggs

vanilla extract

plain Greek yogurt or dairy-free yogurt

and whole milk or dairy-free milk of choice.

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Back to the Gluten-free Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting…

Gluten-Free Yellow Cupcakes Chocolate Frosting easy dessert recipe

The cupcake batter comes together in 5 simple steps and about 10 minutes:

All you do is:

  1. Cream the butter.
  2. Mix in the sugar.
  3. Then add in the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Add in the vanilla and yogurt.
  5. Then alternately add in the dry ingredients and milk.

The batter will be smooth and creamy.

Pour it into muffins tins lined with cupcake liners and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden. That’s it!

Gluten-Free Yellow Cupcakes Chocolate Frosting easy dessert recipe

Let cool and frost it with the most amazing chocolate frosting!

How to Make Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

I used our Chocolate Buttercream Frosting from our Best Chocolate Cake recipe, because this is the BEST chocolate frosting we’ve ever tasted!

It’s made with 5 ingredients:

butter

milk

cocoa powder

confectioner’s (or powdered) sugar

and vanilla.

Just look how creamy and luscious it is!

And it has the most amazing rich, chocolate flavor!

 

Top with sprinkles if you’re feeling like you want something fun and match the sprinkles to the occasion, season or holiday.

And just look at this texture!

They are moist, soft and fluffy, and they have the best vanilla flavor.

No one will believe they are gluten-free!

These cupcakes are sure to be a hit!

Gluten-Free Yellow Cupcakes Chocolate Frosting easy dessert recipe

Hope you love them as much as we do!

For more Cupcakes, try our

Chocolate Cupcakes with vanilla or chocolate buttercream frosting

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

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Gluten-Free Yellow Cupcakes Chocolate Frosting easy dessert recipe

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Gluten-Free Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

The only Gluten-free Yellow Cupcake recipe you need! Super easy recipe makes gluten-free cupcakes that are moist, soft & fluffy and have great flavor! Topped with a luscious chocolate buttercream frosting they are always a hit! Decorate for any and every occasion.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert, Celebrations, Birthdays
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional, Nut-Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: easy gluten free dessert recipe, gluten-free yellow cupcakes, chocolate buttercream frosting, easy gluten-free cupcake recipe, gluten-free vanilla cupcakes, yellow cupcakes chocolate frosting
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Ingredients

Yellow Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour with xanthan gum we used GF Jules
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup butter or dairy-free butter, room temperature I used 1 stick salted and the remainder unsalted but either will work
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt or dairy-free yogurt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk or dairy-free milk

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • 6 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup Hershey’s Cocoa 100% cacao natural unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2⅔ cups powdered sugar
  • 4 to 6 Tablespoons milk

Instructions

Yellow Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 12 muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt using a pastry cutter, whisk or fork. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl (I used a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer), beat softened butter until smooth and creamy.
  • Add sugar and beat on high until well combined, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating each one until mixed in.
  • Add in vanilla and Greek yogurt. Mix until well combined, scraping down the sides with a spatula as needed.
  • With the mixer running on low speed, alternately add the dry ingredients and milk until all combined.
  • Pour evenly into prepared muffin tins, and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  • Let cool in pan for 15 minutes, then transfer to a baking rack to continue cooling before frosting. Can be made a day ahead, leave out at room temperature, loosely covered with wax paper.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • In a mixing bowl, beat butter. Add powdered sugar and cocoa alternately with milk; beat to spreading consistency. Blend in vanilla. (Makes about 2 cups frosting)
  • Spread evenly on cooled cupcakes. Top with sprinkles or other toppings as desired and enjoy!
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2 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  1. Hello – – love your reciped so much particularly because they are baking recipes without almond flour, which I cannot handle. Have you tried at all to use any of the sugar substitutes with your recipes? Example – monk fruit or lakanto sugar substitutes?
    Thanks so much Peni

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