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Vanilla Cupcake with frosting

Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes

  • Author: Natalie Way
  • Total Time: 43 minutes approx.
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A delicious Classic Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcake Recipe that’s dairy free and easy to make. Incredible texture that’s moist, soft, fluffy, and topped with a delicious Dairy Free Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. The perfect allergen friendly dessert for any special occasion!



Vanilla Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract not immitation
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract flavoring
  • 1 stick Earth Balance Butter ( room temperature ) Do NOT melt butter it won’t turn out the same.
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1/2 cup Silk Unsweetened Cashew Milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

  • 2 sticks Earth Balance Butter ( room temperature )
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar ( add more if you’d like it thicker )
  • 2 tbsp Silk unsweetened cashew milk


 Vanilla Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  3. Sift your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl cream together your butter and sugar.
  5. Now add in your eggs and mix again.
  6. Next gently mix your vanilla, almond extract, and apple cider vinegar.
  7. Slowly pour your flour mix into the wet ingredients. Mixing between each addition.
  8. Gently stir in your cashew milk..
  9. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop batter into each cupcake liner.
  10. Bake for approximately 17 to 19 minutes. Check with a toothpick.
  11. Remove from the oven when done and let cool.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

  1. In a large bowl cream your butter for about a minute.
  2. Add in Vanilla, and mix in.
  3. Next add in powdered sugar in increments, mixing after each time.
  4. Continue to mix until fluffy, add in cashew milk as needed.
  5. Scoop buttercream into piping bag and pipe onto cooled cupcakes.
  6. Top with sprinkles.
  7. Enjoy 🙂
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes approx.
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes approx.
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american

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