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Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

This is an easy Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes recipe that makes one dozen cupcakes. The recipe can be doubled and there’s even a dairy free option!

The great thing about a good gluten free vanilla cupcake recipe is that you can use whichever flavor of frosting is your favorite. Here, I chose to do a mixture of Vanilla Buttercream and Chocolate Frosting.

Personally, I love the combo of vanilla cupcakes and chocolate frosting. Chocolate and vanilla, it’s truly the best of both worlds!

How To Make Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe Story


Sour Cream – makes the cupcakes moist and tender. – Pure Vanilla Extract – you can’t call them vanilla cupcakes without using real vanilla! Try making your own homemade vanilla extract (it’s great as gifts too!). – Butter Extract – this isn’t as hard to find as you’d think, it’s pretty readily available in the baking or spice section of your grocery store. Butter extract gives these cupcakes a hint of butter flavor without using butter in the batter.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a standard muffin tin with 12 paper liners or spray with non-stick spray.



Whisk together the dry ingredients and then whisk together the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined.

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