Monday, 16 June 2014

Gluten Free: Lemon & Blueberry Cupcakes

Hello Everyone

So i decided recently to try out some gluten free cupcake recipes since i myself have to have a low gluten diet and i also know a few people who have to have a completely gluten free diet and i know how hard it can be when friends and family eat lots of cakes and you can have any.

So since i have been cooking a lot recently i wanted to make my own gluten free lemon and blueberry cupcakes.

I found the recipe on and i am literally obsessed with this website. It has all my recipe needs!

So here is the recipe that you can try even if you don't follow a gluten free diet, they are a nice change and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

For the cupcakes, you will need:
  • 2 1/3 cups plain Gluten free flour mix ( i got mine from Asda)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Gluten free baking powder
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest, grated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup blueberries
For the frosting, you will need:
  • 1 1/2 cups icing/powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
Pre- heat the oven to 180 degree c (fan oven)
  1. In a large bowl mix together the margarine and sugar until creamy.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each one. If the mixture begins to curdle add a bit of flour.
  3. Sift the gluten free flour mix and baking powder into the large bowl, add the vanilla and milk and mix until smooth.
  4. Add the lemon zest and blueberries, mix with a spoon.
  5. Spoon the mixture into a cupcake tray lined with cases, filling then 2/3 full.
  6. Place in the oven for 20-25 mins.
  7. For the frosting mix together the butter, icing sugar, vanilla, lemon zest and milk together until smooth. This can then be put onto of the cupcakes one they have cooled.
  8. Decorate with a blueberry.