Gluten-free Cupcakes

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It is so hard to find good gluten-free cupcakes so I obviously have had to play around with my cupcake recipe.

When I have tried gluten-free cupcakes they were yet to be the same as ‘normal’ cupcakes. I have tried quite a few gluten-free cupcakes and have tested a few different recipes for making gluten-free cupcakes.

This recipe is the best version of gluten-free cupcakes that I have discovered yet. If this changes then I will of course update you as soon as it does.

If you have a cupcake recipe that is gluten-free, then don’t hesitate to send it our way for us to test at Betty’s Bakes. You do so by emailing or sending us a message on facebook or instagram.

Cupcake Recipe

Prep time: 15 minutesCook time: 18-20 minutes
Serves: 12 Category: Cupcake


  • 110g softened butter
  • 110g golden caster sugar
  • 110g gluten-free self-raising flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g softened butter
  • 300g icing sugar
  • Sprinkles to decorate (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 180c/160c fan/gas mark 4. Line a cupcake tray with 12 cupcake cases.
  2. Whisk butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy.
  3. Then add eggs one at a time and mix in until all combined for each egg.
  4. Add vanilla extract and sift in flour and mix until mixture is all combined.
  5. Add mixture to cupcake cases and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown or a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Then leave to cool on a wire rack until completely cool.
  7. Mix softened butter and icing sugar together. Then using a piping bag decorate cupcake and sprinkle your desired sprinkles over the top.


  • I used birthday parade edible sprinkles from happy sprinkles (i got from here).
  • The cupcakes can take between 12-18 minutes to cook depending on the oven used. With my particular oven they take exactly 15 but that will vary.
  • If you want to make this recipe with ‘normal’ flour then you can simply substitute the flour and the recipe will work just as well for these cupcakes.

If you make this bake, then please let me know on socials using the #bettybakess

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