Gluten-Free Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

It doesn't get much better than chocolate cupcakes! But when they're gluten-free with some healthier ingredients swapped in then they're even better! Enjoy this healthy frugal chocolatey sweet treat

Makes: 12 regular size cupcakes with cupcake liners

Prep Time: 20 min

Bake Time: 12-15 min

Cupcakes Ingredients & Instructions

- Preheat over to 350 degrees
- One package 15oz of Gluten-Free Pantry Decadent Chocolate Cake mix
- 5 tablespoon of butter (can replace butter with vegetable oil, plain yogurt, or add additional ¼ cup of buttermilk mixture, see below)
- 2 large room temperature eggs
- ½ teaspoon of gluten-free vanilla
- ¾ cup buttermilk or ¾ cup soy buttermilk (to make buttermilk, add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to either low fat milk or soymilk and let sit for 10 minutes for milk to curdle)
- ¼ cup of dairy free sour cream or regular sour cream


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Beat butter until soft and fluffy.
3. Add cake mix, eggs, vanilla, buttermilk, and sour cream. 
4. Mix until blended and smooth on medium speed for 5 minutes
5. Spoon batter into cupcake pan until about 3/4 full.
6. Bake for 15 minutes 
7. Insert toothpick, look for moist crumbs.
8. Take out of oven and cool for 30 minutes on a rack.

Chocolate Frosting Ingredients:

- ¼ cup of butter
- 1 cup of confectioner sugar
- 1 teaspoon of gluten-free vanilla
- ¼ cup of cocoa
- 2 tablespoon or more of milk or soy milk
- pinch of salt

If mixture is too thick, slowly add a teaspoon of chosen liquid. Mix all ingredients until smooth (about 4-5 minutes.) Frost!

Enjoy the gluten-free frugal sweet treat!

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