Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes

These Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes are delicious, chocolatey, moist and super easy to make! 

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Cook Time25 mins
Author: Sarah Sibley


  • For the cakes
  • 175 g Soft Butter Stork
  • 175 g Caster Sugar
  • 4 x Medium Eggs
  • 5 ml / 1tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 125 g Gluten Free Self-Raising Flour Blend I use Doves Farm
  • 50 g Cocoa Powder
  • 100 g Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable / Sunflower Oil
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • For the Buttercream
  • 150 g Unsalted Butter softened
  • 260 g Fondant Icing Sugar
  • 40 g Good Quality Cocoa Powder
  • 1-2 tbsp Milk
  • 12 x Glace Cherries to top


  • Preheat the oven to 325° F / 160° C / 140° Fan / Gas 3.
  • Line a muffin tin with 12 large muffin sized cupcake cases.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  • Add the beaten eggs & the vanilla & mix beat together.
  • Add the flour & cocoa and mix thoroughly until smooth.
  • Then add the oil & milk and mix again until combined.
  • Finally add the chocolate chips, and stir until well mixed.
  • Spoon the batter evenly into the cases and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • When baked remove from the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • Whilst they cool cream the softened butter and then add the icing sugar and cocoa, mixing together until creamy and lump free. Finally add the milk and whip together until smooth.
  • Once the cakes are cool pipe a small swirl of buttercream onto each cupcake and top with a glace cherry.


Not all brands of things such as chocolate chips are gluten free, so ALWAYS check the labels on ingredients before using them in your gluten free bakes.

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