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gluten free chocolate cupcakes

Best Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes

The best easy gluten free chocolate cupcake recipe topped with rich and creamy dairy free chocolate frosting! They are super rich, moist, and chocolaty.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Serving 12 cupcakes


Chocolate Cupcakes:


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a cupcake tin with 12 liners.
  • Mix the oat milk and lemon juice together and let it sit for at least 5 minutes.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Make sure all the clumps are removed and then set it to the side.
  • In another medium bowl, whisk together the oat milk mixture, eggs, granulated sugar, coconut sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk just until JUST combined. Do not overmix.
  • Fill each cup with batter until about ½ to ⅔ full. Do not overfill or the cupcakes will spill over the edges.
  • Bake 18 - 22 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. I baked mine for 20 minutes.
  • Make Frosting: Meanwhile, make 1 batch of dairy-free chocolate frosting.
  • Let cupcakes cool for 5 minutes in the pan then transfer to a rack to cool completely to room temperature before frosting. Top with chocolate or colored sprinkles, if desired, and store in leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.


Oat Milk: You can use almond milk, cashew milk, or 2% cow's milk.
Coconut Sugar: You can substitute with light brown sugar.
Coconut Oil: You can substitute with melted vegan butter or melted regular butter.
Storing: For best results, store leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or for 1 day at room temperature. If storing in the fridge, let the cupcakes come to room temperature for 10 – 20 minutes before enjoying.
Freezing: You can free unfrosted cupcakes for up to 2 months. Just let them cool to room temperature, then store them in a freezer-safe bag. When you are ready to enjoy, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bring to room temperature before frosting and enjoying!


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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