Gluten Free Almond Cupcakes


Another cupcake flavor I’m testing out for my friend’s wedding is a Gluten Free Almond cupcake. The bride has Celiac Disease, and I really wanted her to be able to eat her wedding cupcakes! So we decided to make these almond cupcakes gluten-free.

Almond Cupcake Batter:

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2  tsp baking soda
  • 1/2  tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

Almond Buttercream:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Serving: 14 cupcakes

Prep Time: 1 hour

Bake Time: 13-14 minutes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius), and line two cupcake pans with cupcake liners. Whisk together the dry ingredient in one bowl, and mix together the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Slowly incorporate the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing between additions. Stir until fully combined. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full. Bake for 13-14 minutes, until the tops are just beginning to brown, and tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from pans, and let them cool fully on a wire rack.

As the cupcakes cool, prepare the almond buttercream. Beat the butter until fluffy, then slowly mix in the powdered sugar. Mix in the almond extract, and salt. Add cream as needed, until desired consistency is reached. Pipe the frosting onto the fully cooled cupcakes with a large round tip, and garnish with slivered almonds.


15 thoughts on “Gluten Free Almond Cupcakes

  1. Hi Chelsweets!,

    Can you tell me what the consistency of the gluten free cupcakes will look like? Often when I make them the batter looks “broken” rather than smooth.

  2. Do you have any ideas for gluten free baking, Ive tried baking cupcakes and cakes and they don’t seem to rise very well

      1. Hi Chelsey-

        I want to make this for work. But I don’t want to use GF flour. Can I use regular flour as a sub with out Changing the recipe?

  3. Can you use the Gluten free cupcake batter for a regular 8′ cake? And Can you add cocoa to make it chocolate?

    1. I haven’t tested this cupcake recipe as a full cake, so I’m no sure! I’m planning to share a gluten free cake recipe once I get back from my honeymoon though, so stay tuned!! <3

  4. I set the timer for 14 minutes and Im wondering if maybe you meant 23-24 minutes because they are still wet in the middle!

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