Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Green Tea Gluten Free Cupcakes
Chocolate Green Tea Gluten Free Cupcakes

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes are a breeze to make. This super easy, super moist and super tasty gluten free chocolate cake mix recipe is ideal for cupcakes, birthday cakes or for whenever the mood for decadence strikes! Made in one bowl, it’s the easiest recipe you’ll ever make and a must have staple for your recipe collection.

The cupcakes themselves are super moist and light – but more importantly…delicious!  I’ve made a lovely green tea icing which is amazing with dark chocolate. Of course, you can use any type of icing you’d like.  Just go for it!  I’ve included my icing recipe below.


In a large bowl, mix all the following ingredients together, EXCEPT the boiling water.  We will add this at the end.

  • 1 1/2 Cup Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • 1 3/4 Cups of Sugar
  • 3/4 Cups Gluten Free Cocoa Powder
  • One and a half Teaspoons Baking Soda (Aluminum Free is recommended)
  • 1 Teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • One and a half Teaspoons Gluten Free Baking Powder
  • 2 Large Free Range Eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 Cup milk (room temperature)
  • Half a Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water

Once all the ingredients are mixed well and there are no lumps, slowly add 1 cup of boiling hot water. Incorporate well and divide batter into lined cupcake pans or 2 greased and lined round layer cake pans.

Spoon batter into cupcake liners or pan until 3/4 full.  Bake for about 25 – 30 minutes until cooked (cupcakes) and between 35 – 40 minutes for a larger cake pan. Insert a toothpick into the centre.  If it comes out clean, they are done. Allow to cool on a cookie rack then ice with your favourite icing.

Green Tea Icing:

  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • Butter – 1 cup
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • Vanilla -1 teaspoon
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons matcha tea (japanese green tea powder found in most asian food stores)
Mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.
A fantastic gluten free flour I’ve recently discovered is Caputo OO gluten free flour.  It’s perfect for baking. It’s light, fluffy and holds together really well.  I highly recommend it.  Check it the Amazon link below for more information!