Funfetti Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream that are Gluten Free and Dairy Free

January 22, 2018livingfreelygf
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As a food blogger, I am always brainstorming recipe ideas that the kids will love as well as the grown ups. Brainstorming up delicious treats that are beautiful and fun! My family is obsessed with these Funfetti Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream that are Gluten Free and Dairy Free, because they are full of so much amazing and delicious flavor that you will have a hard time eating just one.

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Funfetti Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream that are Gluten Free and Dairy Free are perfect for a baby shower, birthday party, or Valentines Day celebration. Don’t feel guilty if you decide to make them just because they sound good. I am TOTALLY guilty of this. We ate the entire batch too, no regrets here. It was worth it.

Cupcakes, funfetti, and strawberries speak happy kids, because they love those fun and bright sprinkles and the delectable taste of fresh strawberries folding into the buttercream. Let them pour it in the batter, cupcakes always taste better when they help make them, right? When you serve these Funfetti Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream that are gluten free and dairy free, you will have some very excited kiddos……and adults.

One of the things I love the most about this recipe is how the strawberry frosting is made with real strawberries. This is the real deal here. You will puree fresh strawberries and fold it into the buttercream. It is sooo good. Strawberry buttercream can also be used to frost Sugar Cookies. Simply use a Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter if you are going for a V-day theme. Add some fresh strawberries or sprinkles and you will look like a rock star.

Funfetti Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream that are Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Having and dealing with multiple food intolerances can make finding holiday treats difficult. Since the Funfetti cake mix at the store contains milk and we can not have milk/lactose, making our own from scratch fixes this problem. A homemade from scratch cake is so much better for you than if you bought a pre-made mix anyways. It tastes so darn delicious that even those who eat gluten and dairy will come back for seconds. Don’t forget to add the most important ingredient… LOVE!

First of all, when making a gluten free baked good, always keep in mind that the quality of your All Purpose Flour will make or break your recipe. Poor quality flour or dense flour causes many recipes to fail. I prefer to always make my own for several reasons.

  1. It is cheaper than buying premade mixes at the store.
  2. I control the ingredients and the quality of the ingredients.
  3. My GF All Purpose Flour Blend is literally the best blend and the only blend that I use.
  4. 3 simple ingredients you can find at ANY grocery store!

 

Funfetti Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream that are gluten free and dairy free
Behind the scenes, Miss Claire trying to steal cupcakes.

In conclusion, Funfetti Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream that are gluten free and dairy free are always a good idea, therefore you should pin this recipe and make sure you add it to your V-day menu.

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Funfetti Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Gluten Free and Dairy Free

  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 50 minutes
  • Serves: 18 Cupcakes

Funfetti Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream that are Gluten Free and Dairy Free taste amazing. They are perfect for Valentines Day or a Birthday. Everyone will love them! The fluffy strawberry buttercream is literally the icing on the cake.

Ingredients

Funfetti Cupcakes

  • 2 1/2 Cups Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Xanthan Gum
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • Dash Salt
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Dairy Free Milk, Coconut milk is my favorite
  • 1 Cup Sugar, (Separated 1/2 Cups)
  • 1/3 Cup Dairy Free Butter, You can use regular butter if not dairy free
  • 2 TBSP. Coconut Oil
  • 1 TBSP. Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Sprinkles

Strawberry Buttercream

  • 1/2 Cup Dairy Free Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Shortening
  • 3 TBSP. Strawberry Puree, (Simply puree in the blender)
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar

Method

Funfetti Cupcakes

  • 1)

    Preheat oven to 350ºF.

  • 2)

    Boil the 1 cup of water in a sauce pan with 1/2 cup of sugar for 3 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool.

  • 3)

    In a stand mixer, mix the other 1/2 cup of sugar with the butter and coconut oil. Add the milk and cooled water/sugar mixture (mixer should be on medium/low the entire time).

  • 4)

    Add the eggs, vanilla, salt, baking soda, baking powder, xanthan gum, and GF All Purpose Flour.

  • 5)

    Beat on medium speed for about 5 minutes, scraping the sides halfway through, until your batter has a pudding like consistency.

  • 6)

    Fold in the sprinkles last on the low setting and allow to blend through and then turn mixer off.

  • 7)

    Line the cupcake pan with liners and pour about 1/4 cup of batter into each liner.

  • 8)

    Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the middle clean.

Strawberry Buttercream

  • 1)

    In a stand mixer, cream the shortening and butter for 1 minute.

  • 2)

    Turn the mixer off and add the powdered sugar, mix for 1 minute.

  • 3)

    Add the strawberry puree and mix on medium high for 4-5 minutes, scraping the sides halfway through. You frosting should be pink and fluffy.

  • 4)

    Allow cupcakes to cool completely and then frost as desired. Enjoy!

 

If you like this recipe then you will LOVE my cookbook with over 100 gluten free and dairy free recipes just like this. Everything is simple to make with easy to find ingredients.

 

 

4 Comments

  • Lindsey

    February 9, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    What could I substitute for the eggs?

    1. livingfreelygf

      February 10, 2018 at 5:44 pm

      I have not substituted the eggs on this recipe, but I have had success with Bobs Red Mill Egg Replacer in some of my other recipes.

      1. Lindsey

        February 10, 2018 at 6:58 pm

        Thank you! I will try that.

        1. livingfreelygf

          February 10, 2018 at 8:41 pm

          Please let me know how it works out!

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