When I make cupcakes I prefer to use natural frosting rather than artificial food coloring, though when I do use coloring, I use Select Tea’s natural food coloring. In the gluten free halloween cupcakes picture below, note that the use of decorations was used for color, which can be used year after year. I’ve listed several links to different cupcake and cake recipe, along with frosting choices below. Enjoy and be creative!
The main reason I created this recipe post is to give an example to those parents with kids new to the gluten-free diet. It’s bad enough children have to feel different, or even left out when they cannot consume gluten. Making their gluten free treats even more special than everyone else’s treats is the key to peer pressure.
These cupcakes can be made with any of the several gluten free cake recipes linked below, though the chocolate cupcake recipe below already includes the time to bake just for cupcakes. The other recipe bake times are listed for cake. All you have to do is watch the cupcakes closely and shorten the bake time for the cake recipes. What will you choose?
For the Cupcakes:
Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Cupcakes (even better with added chocolate chips)
Gluten Free Chocolate Cake (very moist and rich)
Gluten Free Yellow Cake (nice crumb)
Gluten Free Carrot Cake (delicious!)
Gluten Free Green Pea Cake (healthy – high in protein)
Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread (perfect for halloween)
Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread (a way kids to get veggies)
Gluten Free Banana Bread (just plain tastes good)
Gluten Free Pound Cake (great for plain janes or johns)
Gluten Free Spice Cake (a perfect fall treat)
For the Frosting: