Recipes and Cooking Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes These gluten-free cupcakes get even more rich from a homemade chocolate ganache. Not feeling chocolate? See our variation for gluten-free vanilla cupcakes. By Jessica Saari Christensen Jessica Saari Christensen Jessica Saari Christensen has been a food editor with Meredith Corporation for almost two decades. She now works as a senior food editor and content manager with Meredith Premium Media, juggling the Better Homes & Gardens portfolio of special interest publications such as Christmas Cookies, Bread Recipes, Pumpkin Recipes, Brunch & Breakfast, Soups & Stews, Farmhouse Cooking, and Veggie-Full. Jessica graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School Minneapolis/St. Paul at Brown College with honors in 2001, working in the restaurant and catering industry for more than two years before earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism with a minor in Horticulture from Iowa State University. She started as an intern with Meredith Corporation in the garden group of Special Interest Publications, where she wrote articles, researched plants and flowers, and assisted the editorial staff. She started her career a food editor with the Meredith Books Group, where she was the project manager for a dozens of holiday, authored, and special interest cookbooks. During that time, she worked as an editor on the 14th-17th editions of the iconic BH&G New Cook Book (i.e. Red Plaid), acting as the on-staff project manager of the 17th edition. Jessica now oversees the content development and editorial direction for all the Better Homes & Gardens branded special interest publication content—including annual issues such as Christmas Cookies, Bread Recipes, Pumpkin Recipes, Brunch & Breakfast, Soups & Stews, and Farmhouse Cooking. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on June 6, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 20 mins Bake Time: 15 mins Cool Time: 5 mins Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 12 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ½ cup Gluten-Free Flour Mix (see recipe below) 1 cup sugar ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup water ⅓ cup coconut oil or canola oil 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1 ½ teaspoon gluten-free vanilla 1 recipe Ganache (optional) Ganache ½ cup heavy cream 6 ounce gluten-free chocolate, chopped, or chocolate pieces Gluten Free Flour Mix 3 cup white rice flour 3 cup potato starch 2 cup sorghum flour 4 teaspoon xanthan gum Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups. In a large bowl stir together first five ingredients (through salt). Add remaining ingredients and whisk until combined. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about three-fourths full. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; cool on wire rack. If desired, spoon Ganache over top. Ganache In a small saucepan heat 1/2 cup heavy cream just to boiling over medium-high heat. Remove from heat. Add 6 oz. gluten-free semisweet chocolate, chopped, or semisweet chocolate pieces (do not stir). Let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Cool 15 minutes. Gluten Free Flour Mix In a large airtight container whisk together rice flour, potato starch, sorghum flour, and xanthan gum. Cover and store at room temperature for up to 3 months. Vanilla Cupcakes Prepare as directed, except use 2 cups Gluten-Free Flour Mix and omit cocoa powder. Stir 1 Tbsp. flaxseed meal into flour mixture. Omit water and measure 1 cup unsweetened almond milk. Add vinegar to the almond milk and let stand 5 minutes. Increase vanilla to 2 tsp. and add 1/4 tsp. almond extract with the vanilla. Nutrition analysis per serving: same as above except 221 calories, 39 g carbohydrate, 5 g sat., 1 g fiber, 1% Vitamin A, 224 mg sodium, 3% calcium, 2% iron Tip Double or even triple this recipe to have our gluten-free flour mix on hand for future baking and cooking recipes. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 199 Calories 7g Fat 35g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 199 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 6g 30% Sodium 209mg 9% Total Carbohydrate 35g 13% Total Sugars 17g Protein 1g Vitamin C 0mg 0% Calcium 7mg 1% Iron 0.7mg 4% Potassium 74mg 2% Folate, total 2.4mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.