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Gluten Free Blueberry Vanilla Cupcakes

Gluten Free Blueberry Vanilla Cupcakes

Here's What You Need

For the Cupcakes

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 c milk*
  • 2 c Bob's Red Mill, GF 1:1 Flour**
  • 1 1/2 c sugar***
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 c fresh blueberries
  • extra blueberries for decorating

For the Icing

  • 1 stick butter soft but still cold
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 3 c confectioners sugar

Here's What You Do

  1. Preheat Oven to 350F. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until well incorporated. (Use paddle attachment if using a stand mixer). Add eggs one at a time (this prevents curdling).

  3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.

  4. Slowly add flour mixture to butter/egg/sugar mixture, mixing on medium speed. Once it is fully mixed in, begin adding milk 1/4c at a time until it is all mixed in. Add vanilla.

  5. Using a spatula, gently stir in blueberries.

  6. Divide batter evenly across cupcake tin.

  7. Bake for 20-25 or until tops are golden and toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  8. While cupcakes are baking, prepare icing by creaming all ingredients until smooth and fluffy. Feel free to add more confectioners sugar if you need your icing to be thicker, or less if you prefer a thin icing.

  9. After cupcakes have cooled, pipe icing on top in a circular motion, or simply spread on top. Add blueberries to tops of cupcakes if desired.

Recipe Notes

  1. *I use Stevia baking blend that measures 1:1 to remove refined sugar from the cupcakes themselves (because I want to not feel guilty about all that icing!)
  2. **I cannot promise a good outcome with other gluten free flours and cake just yet, as I have not tested any others. Also, this recipe can be made with regular, non gluten free flour if desired.
  3. ***Milk can be substituted for almond milk or soy milk, but I wouldn’t try coconut milk in this one, as it just isn’t thick enough.