Dark Chocolate Gluten Free Cupcakes (whole wheat option)

Dark Chocolate Gluten Free Cupcakes with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

My friend asked me if I had any gluten-free recipes for cupcakes, since her turn was coming up to send goodies to school. The only problem with sending these is the "sending" part. Who can resist rich, moist, dark chocolate? Topped with all-natural Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting, these little cupcakes are grown-up enough to serve any crowd.

For a dozen cupcakes:

1 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill gluten-free flour
1 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
3/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt (optional)

2 eggs
1 cup plain yogurt. (Try to avoid the brands that contain gelatin or starch. We make our own.)
3/4 cup sugar
6 tbsp (1/4 cup + 2 tbsp) melted butter
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a muffin tray with paper liners, lightly coating the inside of each with olive oil using a pump sprayer, or spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Mix the dry ingredients together, using a sieve if needed. The Xanthan gum must be evenly distributed before adding the liquid ingredients. In another bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk, then cream in the yogurt, butter, sugar and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well.

Fill the muffin liners. Bake for 17-18 minutes.

[Whole wheat flour can be subbed in for the gluten free flour. Just omit the xanthan gum.]


This recipe is linked to  Fat Tuesday,  Gluten Free Wednesdays, Allergy Free Wednesday and Allergy Friendly Lunchbox Love, Fight Back Fridays and Empty Your Archives.


  1. Thank you!

    By the way, Erin here has a GF blog at http://glutenfreesimplygood.blogspot.com/

  2. Yum! Perfect for a lunchbox :) Come on over and share at the Allergy Friendly Lunchbox Love party: http://allergyfreecookery.blogspot.com/2012/02/allergy-friendly-lunchbox-love-20.html

    See you there!
    Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery

  3. These look wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing at Allergy-Free Wednesdays! Hope to see you again next week!


  4. These look so great - thanks so much for sharing this fab post at Empty Your Archive - I have featured you at this week's party, Alice x

  5. ... and also just featured them in my
    Cutest Cup Cakes round up, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x


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