Basic Gluten Free Cupcakes


So easy and simple to make; a gluten free vanilla cupcake! Use any gluten free flour you fancy but the best variety are those that already contain Xanthan Gum [such as Doves, Glutafin etc].


  • 150g Gluten Free Self Raising Flour
  • 150g Butter
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 5 tablespoons Milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 125g Icing Sugar (for the icing)
  • 3 tablespoons Water (for the icing)



  1. Pre – Heat Oven 200° / Fan 180°/ Gas Mark 6
  2. In a bowl, add the sugar and butter. Mix together with a spoon until creamy
  3. Add the milk, vanilla essence and eggs. Mix together with a whisk or fork 
  4. Add the flour to the mixture and stir, stir STIR… 
  5. Once the mixture looks like the image below, it’s ready for the paper cases! 
  6. Fill the 12 paper cases as show in the image below and then pop in the oven, on the middle shelf for 10/15 mins 
  7. Watch the cupcakes rise and get excited [try to refrain from opening the oven door!] 
  8. Eat the cake mixture ..mmmmmm 
  9. When the cupcakes are ready, place on a wire rack to cool down 

For the icing:


  1. Add 125g of Icing sugar into a bowl 
  2. Add 1 tablepsoon of water to the icing sugar and mix, keep adding until you have a thick consistancy 
  3. When the cupcakes have cooled down, use a knife to spread the icing on the cupcakes and than you’re done! 





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