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red velvet cupcake recipe

Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

It seems like just about everyone loves Red Velvet Cupcakes.  Now you can have one of the most popular cupcake recipes without the gluten! This easy Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe will win the hearts and taste buds of all your friends and family no matter what their diet is.
Course Dessert
Keyword gluten free, red velvet cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 250kcal
Author BubbaPie


Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcakes Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks butter room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 6 drops red gel food coloring
  • 2 ½ cups gluten free baking flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients:

  • 1 8- ounce package cream cheese softened
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 to 3 ½ cups powdered sugar


Red Velvet Cupcakes Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl and beat until fluffy.
    combine sugar and butter
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing between each addition.
    add eggs to sugar and butter
  • Add cocoa powder and mix until combined.
    add cocoa powder
  • Add food coloring and stir, adding more coloring if needed until desired color is reached.
    add food coloring to red velvet cupcakes
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour and salt.
    Sift together flour and salt
  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture one cup at a time, alternating with ½ cup buttermilk until all of both ingredients are added.
    combine wet and dry ingredients
  • Mix in vanilla extract.
  • In a small bowl, combine baking soda and vinegar. Add mixture to batter and mix well.
    combine baking soda and vinegar
  • Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners. Fill each liner 2/3 of the way full with batter.
    Fill up cupcake liners with batter
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely to room temperature.
    allow baked cupcakes to cool

Cream Cheese Frosting Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, and vanilla. Beat until combined and fluffy.
  • Add in powdered sugar ½ cup at a time, mixing well between each addition, until desired consistency is reached.
    add powdered sugar to icing
  • Pipe the icing onto each cupcake.
    gluten free red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting


Calories: 250kcal