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reed velvet cupcakes

Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcakes

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  • Author: Natalie Way
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These Red Velvet Cupcakes are grain free and are soft, moist, and fluffy. This quick and easy cupcake recipe is a perfect last minute whip up treat for any occasion.



Red Velvet Cupcakes

  • 1 cup super fine almond flour ( Be sure to use a spoon to scoop flours into measuring cup. Don’t just scoop from the bag. The batter will be too thick and cupcakes will turn out clumpy. )
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot starch
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Hain grain-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup grapeseed oil or olive oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk 
  • desired amount of red food coloring

Buttercream Frosting

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 stick Earth Balance Butter ( slightly softened ) = 1/2 cup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened cashew milk ( add more if need be )


Red Velvet Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large bowl add flours, starch, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar. Mix together until thoroughly combined.
  3. Make a well in the center of the bowl and add remaining ingredients. Stir together until there are no lumps in the batter.
  4. Divide cupcake batter into the cupcake liners and bake 18 to 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool completely before frosting.

Buttercream Frosting

  1. In a large bowl beat butter until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add in vanilla extract and powdered sugar one cup at a time mixing until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add in cashew milk and mix again. ( don’t overmix )
  4. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes.
  5. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: american
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: dessert