Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
- 2 cups gluten-free oat flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
- Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Editor's NoteRead all ingredient labels for possible gluten content prior to use. Ingredient formulas can change, and production facilities vary among brands. If you're concerned that your brand may contain gluten, contact the company.
Nutrition Facts1 cupcake: 187 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 203mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.
Sep 11, 2013
I love this recipe so much that I even serve it to friends who don't care about gluten-free food. I've even served it at two weddings through my tiny cottage food business. Even though I'm not gluten-free, this is my go-to recipe. I have no problems with it being too crumbly, except when I added a filling to the middle of a regular-sized cupcake. When I did that, it tended to break in half when eaten; I will just use fillings on jumbo-size cupcakes from now on.I think reviewer Tigger forgot some liquid; mine turn out wedding-perfect every time.I cut the sugar down to 3/4 cup.
Mar 5, 2013
These are delicious! I especially like the fact that these don't take really expensive gluten-free flours or xanthan gum. I frosted them with chocolate frosting. This is a recipe I will make again and again.
Oct 6, 2012
Just started gluten free. Found these cupcakes to have great taste, but a little crumbly. Next time I will add an egg and cut down on the water a little. Maybe add a little xanthan gum also.
Feb 2, 2012
I followed this recipe, except I didn't have paper muffin cups, so I sprayed the muffin tin with cooking spray instead. I needed to use a knife to go around the cupcakes to get them out of the pan, and then about 1/3 of the cupcake was left in the tin. Cupcakes were also very crumbly.