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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.



Friday 1st of September 2023

This recipe never disappoints! I swap out 1/2 cup of flour for 1/2 cup cocoa powder for chocolate flavor. Best GF flour I’ve found is Krusteaz brand. Made them for a friend’s wedding and everyone loved them. If you need GF, this is your recipe!!


Friday 27th of August 2021

Do you know how many calories there are in each cupcake?

Allison M Edwards

Monday 19th of October 2020

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!

Lisa Rema

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

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


Friday 6th of September 2019

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


Thursday 30th of May 2019

Hello, if i want to take the almond out do i need to add more vanilla?


Monday 3rd of June 2019

Yes, I'd add en extra tsp of vanilla extract if you plan to omit the almond extract <3