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A gluten free vanilla cupcake with white frosting and rainbow sprinkles.

Easy Gluten Free Cupcakes Recipe

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 30 to 35 minutes
  • Yield: 10 to 11 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Make this easy gluten free cupcakes recipe with simple, dairy-free ingredients and a lower sugar option for perfect gluten free vanilla cupcakes!


Units Scale


  • 1 1/2 cups (210 g) gluten free 1:1 flour (see notes)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup avocado or coconut oil or melted butter
  • 2/3 cup (130 g) lakanto sugar substitute or fine raw sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup non-dairy milk, room temperature


  • 2 (13.6 ounce) cans coconut cream, chilled in the fridge overnight.
  • 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup powdered sugar or powdered sugar substitute (for thicker frosting)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 12 Tablespoons arrowroot starch, as needed for desired thickness

Topping Options

  • Sprinkles
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Cocoa Powder





Substitute Tips – 210 grams gluten free all purpose flour (a blend without xanthan gum or guar gum) can be used in place of  1:1 gluten free flour blend but you will need to add 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum to the dry ingredients.

Storage Tips – Store frosted cupcakes in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Store unfrosted cupcakes on the countertop for up to 4 days. Freeze frosted or unfrosted for up to two to three months. For the best results, arrange the cupcakes in a single layer in a freezer-safe container. Thaw unfrosted cupcakes at room temperature or frosted cupcakes in the fridge overnight.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 to 25 minutes
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cupcake with dairy free frosting (cupcake is sweetened monk fruit. Frosting uses regular powdered sugar)
  • Calories: 268
  • Sugar: 6.5 g
  • Sodium: 108.1 mg
  • Fat: 8.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.2 mg

Keywords: gluten free cupcakes, low sugar cupcakes, gluten free dairy free cupcakes