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Gluten- Free Red Velvet Cupcakes (& 5 Things I’ve Learned From My Mom)

It’s the day after Mother’s Day, and I’ve decided to honor my Mom today. She was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in the last year, and has had to figure out a whole new way of eating. Imagine decades of eating without thinking about much about what you’re eating.  Switching to a gluten-free lifestyle later in life is no easy task.  As a food blogger, it’s made me become much more aware of what ingredients contain gluten.  And as a result, I’ve been able to add a forever-growing Gluten-Free/Adaptable section here on the RecipeGirl site.  Some recipes are naturally gluten-free, and some include tips on how to easily adapt the recipe to make it gluten-free.  I hope people find this section helpful.

Here are some things I’ve learned from my Mom:

1.  Mom has taught me that eating gluten-free can be delicious. You really can adapt many recipes to be free of gluten, and… thanks to cookbooks like Elana Amsterdam’s Gluten Free Cupcakes, you can still make my very favorite kind of cupcake- Gluten Free- Red Velvet Cupcakes!  Yay!

2.  Mom has taught me that it’s never too late to do something. Mom got her college degree AFTER she retired.  How cool is that?  And I had a 12 year stint as an elementary teacher before taking on the food world.  I never thought I could do what I’m doing now.

3.  Mom has taught me that sometimes worry is really just good, old-fashioned concern and caring. Enough said on that one.

4.  Mom has taught me that holiday traditions are special and memorable. I’m talking things like carving pumpkins, dyeing Easter eggs, and decorating Christmas cookies.  I’m grateful to have grown up with those traditions, and I know that my son enjoys the fact that I’m exposing him to those traditions as well.

5.  Mom has taught me that family is important. Don’t hold grudges, let the resentment go, DO NOT GOSSIP, and have regular family reunions to keep everyone in touch.  I guess I’m guilty of gossip… she reminds me about this one often 😉

Love you Mom- more than words can say- and if I don’t tell you enough… I appreciate everything you have done and continue to do for me.  (And oh, just so you know… you’ve taught me a lot more than 5 things!)

On to business… and a GIVEAWAY!
Elana Amsterdam writes the blog Elana’s Pantry, and she has just published a new book:  Gluten-Free Cupcakes:  50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour. There are a good variety of delicious cupcake recipes in Elana’s book. Besides baking GF, she also leans toward baking with healthy ingredients, so you’ll see ingredients called for like almond flour, coconut flour, coconut oil, flax meal, natural food coloring, agave nectar, Stevia, grapeseed oil and more. I need more cookbooks like this on my cookbook shelf!

I got my hands on a copy of her cookbook, and I was delighted to find that I actually had all of the ingredients for her GF Red Velvet Cupcakes already in my pantry!  These are delicious- hard to believe, really, that they’re gluten-free.  My son is always a good tester since he has the ability to sense if anything is “weird.”  No weirdness at all… he said they tasted “normal and good.”  I had never baked with coconut flour before, and wondered how much that coconut flavor would come through.  The verdict:  I could definitely taste the coconut.  But I did enjoy the cupcakes- especially combined with the frosting.

This giveaway is now over!  Congrats to commenters #8 (Melinda) and #13 (Rebecca).  You are the randomly selected winners of this cookbook.  Enjoy!

Yield: 9 cupcakes

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 18 min

Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcakes w/ Cream Cheese Frosting

Gluten-free Red Velvet Lovers can now enjoy a cupcake of their own...


1/2 cup coconut flour
2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
4 large eggs
2 Tablespoons grapeseed (or canola) oil
1/2 cup agave nectar
1 Tablespoon red food coloring

3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup agave nectar


Prepare cupcakes:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 9 muffin cups with paper liners. In a large bowl, whisk together coconut flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, oil, agave nectar and food coloring; whisk vigorously until well mixed. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients; use electric mixer to combine. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter into each prepared muffin cup. Bake 18 to 22 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool, then remove from pan and frost.

Prepare frosting:
2. In a deep bowl, whip the cream with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. In a separate, larger bowl, whip the cream cheese and agave nectar until well combined. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Spread or pipe onto cupcakes.


*If you're not comfortable with using artificial red dye, look for natural vegetable coloring at health food stores.
*For the frosting, I used a combination of agave nectar and honey. I loved the flavor that the honey added to the frosting!

Source: (adapted slightly from Gluten Free Cupcakes)

84 Responses to “Gluten- Free Red Velvet Cupcakes (& 5 Things I’ve Learned From My Mom)”

  1. postedMay 9, 2011 3:14 AM
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    My sister is gluten-free and I’d love to be able to make more desserts that she can eat!

  2. postedMay 9, 2011 3:14 AM

    I have started eating GF in the past year, and there is a lot to learn! I have had some successes with GF baking, and some flops. I would love to have Elena’s cupcake book!

  3. postedMay 9, 2011 4:59 AM

    I didn’t realise how much food people with gluten allergies could not eat. I have a friend who cannot eat wheat or gluten and she struggles to find products to replace what she likes to eat (special pastas, chocolates, biscuits etc) and she’s not much of a baker/cook. After realizing how sad she was to not be able to eat chocolates bought from nice shops, I decided to make her some homemade chocolate truffles (using gluten free chocolate and cocoa) for her birthday gift. She was happy to be able to pass around the box and share with others without having to check ingredients lists! I’d love to have this book to learn more about gluten free baking 🙂

  4. postedMay 9, 2011 5:29 AM
    April V

    I’m not GF, but have been reading alot about it, and think it would be much healthier for my family to start cooking more GF! Would love to start with the GF cupcakes! 😉

  5. postedMay 9, 2011 6:49 AM

    The cupcakes look perfect!

  6. postedMay 9, 2011 6:53 AM

    Pretty cupcakes!! Love that you are doing gluten free recipes too, such a demand for it these days.

  7. postedMay 9, 2011 7:04 AM

    Sounds like you’ve learned a lot for your mother.
    I’d love to win this book for myself. I’ve been gluten-free for 14 months now. I’m glad there are so many good gluten-free flours out there because I could never give up cakes, cupcakes, and brownies.

  8. postedMay 9, 2011 7:39 AM

    My cousin was recently diagnosed with celiac and had to take a semester off of college due to being in the hospital because of it. She would LOVE this cookbook – and my aunt, too, who has embraced GF baking fully!

  9. postedMay 9, 2011 7:46 AM

    Wonderful, wise lessons from you mum – she sounds like an amazing woman. These cupcakes are so pretty. I will be passing this recipe on to my dad, who eats mostly GF to reduce inflammation for his arthritis.

  10. postedMay 9, 2011 8:07 AM

    My mom was just told to go on a gluten-free diet three weeks ago due to a number of health issues she’s been having. She’s a carb and sweets girl through and through and has really struggled with the sudden upheaval in her diet. Rethinking 57 years of eating has not been easy and I would love to win this book for her to show her that going gluten-free is not a death sentence to enjoying good food!

  11. postedMay 9, 2011 8:52 AM
    Manette Gutterman

    I think my husband might be allergic to gluten. Would really like to learn more about cooking with safer ingredients.

  12. postedMay 9, 2011 9:15 AM

    My cousin and several friends have celiac disease, recently diagnosed, and I would love to be able to bake yummy desserts for them. I love to bake.

    thank you!

  13. postedMay 9, 2011 10:18 AM

    My best friend is GF and just found out a little over a year ago. She’s inspiringly optimistic about the whole thing, but I know she gets frustrated with it a lot. Ever since high school one of our favorite activities to do together has been baking and while we still try to keep up the tradition, we tend to stick to boxed (add water and butter etc) GF desserts. I know she’d love a cookbook with so many delicious recipes and I’d love the opportunity to get to have fun baking with my best friend again!

  14. postedMay 9, 2011 10:33 AM

    i had a friend who passed away from a food induced allergic reaction.
    now that i’m able to cook and bake on my own, i love looking up recipes on food blogs. i’m more aware of the different types of limitations that people have with food. GF would definitely be another type of specialized food restriction to look into. Being aware is always good! =]

  15. postedMay 9, 2011 11:20 AM
    Melissa Wood

    I am really interested in learning about baking healthier treats for my children, so I would love to have a copy of this book! Also, I work with a few people who need to eat gluten free, so this would allow me to make goodies that everyone can eat! Thank you!

  16. postedMay 9, 2011 11:22 AM

    One of my best friends is a celiac. We eat dinner with them quite often during holidays, so I’ve made quite a few gluten-free meals. A good friend down my street was celiac, and she passed away this past year. It’s amazing to see how many people are relearning how to eat.

  17. postedMay 9, 2011 11:29 AM

    I am attempting going GF slowly. I have 2 kids with acid reflux, both on meds. Though they both tested negative for celiac, I have had several people tell me going GF will help or eliminate acid reflux completely. I am in the process of trying to go GF. Some successes and some failures. It sure is hard when I am trying to get my kids to gain weight!

  18. postedMay 9, 2011 11:38 AM

    Cupcakes look great! Who knew GF=delish?!

  19. postedMay 9, 2011 12:52 PM

    I have a nephew with celiac. Cripes, it’s hard. BUT there are groups now that help with advice and recipes and gluten free is becoming more and more common online. Problem is…he can’t even eat the grease they fry fries in at certain fast food places. His mom has taught him well, though. Difficult for a high school kid, although he’s had this since he was 4 or 5.

  20. postedMay 9, 2011 4:14 PM

    A few years ago I had to have a blood transfusion because I was severely anemic—the cause was thought to be Celiac’s disease. After a positive blood test and a negative biopsy, the Dr’s still weren’t sure what inhibited by iron absorption. In any case, I’ve tried to reduce the amount of gluten that I eat in efforts to help iron levels, unfortunately, I LOVE to bake! I’m always looking for new recipes, so will definitely try these!

  21. postedMay 9, 2011 5:55 PM

    Love these cupcakes and the tribute to your mom!

  22. postedMay 9, 2011 7:32 PM

    My daughter has Celiac’s and boy is it tough. We try hard and I have bought just about every type of “flour” I could to try and make her some kinds cakes. Right now she usually gets rice pudding because it is the only gluten free dessert that she likes!

  23. postedMay 9, 2011 8:46 PM
    RecipeGirl's Mom

    You are truly a sweetheart. Thank you so very much. LOVE

  24. postedMay 9, 2011 9:00 PM

    What a lovely tribute to your mom and the cupcakes look delicious.
    I was diagnosed with celiac disease 4 years ago and my 5 year old son has a wheat allergy (along with many other allergies). I used to be a pastry chef, so this turned my world upside down a bit. Now I love the challenge and can’t believe the wonderful results I’m getting when baking gluten and dairy free. I am a huge fan of Elana’s and don’t have a copy of her book yet.

  25. postedMay 9, 2011 11:42 PM
    Sarah Fisher

    I love, love, love reading your blog! And I’m sure that your mom loved the shout-out.

    Personally, I am not gluten intolerant. However, I have worked for a GI for about since I was 10 years old (my dad was the doc, and I was pretty good at alphabetizing) and I’m now almost 23. In our small town office, we see quite a few Celiac patients and other patients who are gluten intolerant. It can be so life-changing! There was actually a girl in my graduating class in high school who had Celiac, and it was pretty hard on her. Her mom is so enthusiastic about spreading awareness, which is so awesome! The Cake Mix Doctor has also published a Gluten-Free cookbook – you should check it out! I heard her speak, and her recipes went through extensive taste-testing. Even though I’m not gluten intolerant, I’ve tried to have gluten-free meals. I am in medical school to become a doctor, and I am interested in GI, so I want to provide my patients with more resources for dietary changes they have to make with gluten intolerance.

    Thanks for posting the recipe! It’s definitely going to be added onto my “bake this summer” list! 🙂

  26. postedMay 9, 2011 11:47 PM

    I am so excited to see more recipes like this on your blog! As I baker, I am asked all the time if I have recipes like this. Sadly, the answer is no. I want to learn and be able to provide a gluten free option for my customers, without sacrificing flavor and moistness. I would love the chance to have this cookbook… and tell mom she inspires me, too 😉

  27. postedMay 10, 2011 2:29 AM
    Meredyth H

    My best friend (and roommate!) is gluten free, so I try to cook GF for her all the time, and I really enjoy it! I love experimenting with the alternative flours and grains, and this book would be awesome for me to continue to cook for her!

  28. postedMay 10, 2011 5:32 AM

    No one in my family has to go gluten-free, thankfully, but I know that one day, it might happen. One of the unborn children, perhaps, given our family history of food allergies and idiopathic rashes (and related rushes to A+E because of difficulty breathing). A few friends are GF (some of them periodically), and I’d like to be able to offer them something else than meringue when they come to visit. Problem is, with a number of allergies in the family, a lot of alternatives are out – almond or coconut flour, bean or lentil mash…
    Thank you for sharing your recipes!

  29. postedMay 10, 2011 6:43 AM
    Amanda Thompson

    No one in my family is GF but I am trying to cut out a lot of processed foods from our diet and am interested in learning more about it.

  30. postedMay 10, 2011 7:09 AM

    My family’s journey with Celiacs began within a year of the diagnosis that both of my grandsons (ages 18 months and 3 years old) had Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes. Within a year, after not growing, the doctors discovered that they had Celiacs Disease, which 15% of Type 1 Diabetics develop. A double whammy for our family. That was 6 years ago and our entire family (from grandparents to cousins, aunts, uncles, etc) have had to learn how to provide quality gluten free options for the boys. This cookbook looks amazing! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  31. postedMay 10, 2011 7:31 AM
    Tracey Morris

    My Sister in law has a gluten allergy so for the family dinners I strive to make something sweet that she can eat 🙂 This book would be a great gift for her. Of course I would write down some recipes before I gave it to her 🙂 I think the next dinner I will be making these cupcakes 🙂 They sound yummy 🙂

  32. postedMay 10, 2011 7:57 AM

    My sister has Celiac which she was diagnosed with 6 years ago and we now think that her 15 year old son may have it as well…. just waiting for the test results to come back. My sister biggest issue is finding foods that she can eat but that she also likes and desserts do not come by so easily where she lives. She LOVES cupcakes, but a good cupcake is not so easy to find. I try to bake things for her so that she doesn’t feel so left out all the time and family dinners. This cookbook will be great for me try out new recipes for her…..but I am definitely going to try the red velvet for her this weekend!!!!!!

  33. postedMay 10, 2011 8:04 AM

    I’m not gluten intolerant, but I do think it would be a healthier way to eat. Cupcakes are just right for small steps in learning about gluten free baking..

  34. postedMay 10, 2011 8:24 AM
    Jacque Ibarra

    I am interested in becoming Gluten-Free. I have a hard time processing gluten myself. I have a family history of gluten intolerance, and I would love to be able to have a gluten-free cookbook! Also, I love cupcakes! 🙂

  35. postedMay 10, 2011 8:42 AM

    These are my faaaaaaaaaaavorite! And gluten-free?! Definitely trying these! Thanks for the recipe!! 🙂

  36. postedMay 10, 2011 9:07 AM
    Laura Scott

    Having friends that need to be gluten-free. This us a great solution for treats/desserts to share with them. Thank you!

  37. postedMay 10, 2011 9:19 AM

    I was diagnosed with celiac disease almost five years ago after suffering with undiagnosed gluten intolerance for years. It’s taken some time, but I’m completely gluten free now and have even begun baking again. When I was first diagnosed, there weren’t many gluten free products readily available and I lacked the confidence to try to bake. But I enjoy it now. My pumpkin cheesecake with gluten free ginger snap and pecan crust is a holiday favorite and my family has grown to love the gluten free cupcakes for birthdays and special occasions. I’ve even tackled french bread which a fun and satisfying exercise. Needless to say, I’d love to ‘win’ the cookbook.
    I’m the only one in my family who is gluten intolerant but the rest of the family eats gluten free when they’re here. They can’t believe how much I can still eat without having symptoms present. My son’s birthday is coming up and he loves red velvet cake. I’ll enjoy making these red velvet cupcakes for us to celebrate his day.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  38. postedMay 10, 2011 10:04 AM

    These cupcakes sound delicious! Love that they’re GF too!

  39. postedMay 10, 2011 11:03 AM

    My husband & I cook meals for our church’s Wednesday night suppers. Several of our members have celiac’s disease so we are always looking for gluten-free recipes to make for them.

  40. postedMay 10, 2011 12:28 PM

    There is a large gluten intolerant section in our local population, and they have had very few choices in our area. So when I decided to open a bakery, I decided to fill that niche and provide them with some sweet options. Needless to say, they were delighted, and I’m very glad to be able to bring smiles to their faces!

  41. postedMay 10, 2011 1:36 PM
    Lisa in Fort Worth

    My sister-in-law was just diagnosed Celiacs and is just learning how to manage. This would be a wonderful gift for her.

  42. postedMay 10, 2011 2:05 PM

    Gorgeous Cupcakes!!! So pretty!

  43. postedMay 10, 2011 2:16 PM
    carol Karol

    Hi. I have started to eat gluten free just because it sounds healthier. I really enjoy your posts and read them every day. I have a daughter who is very sensitive and only eats gluten free now. I would really love to win the book!!!!!!!!!

  44. postedMay 10, 2011 4:36 PM

    My daughter is adhd & we have found that eating a gluten free diet prevents her from having to take meds. I would love to have this book to make her some amazing cupakes!!

  45. postedMay 10, 2011 8:41 PM

    Tasty looking cupcakes!

  46. postedMay 11, 2011 9:20 AM
    Amy T.

    I have a dear friend who was diagnosed with Celiac along with two of her children. I am their unofficial baker and would love to have this cookbook to bake from. Thanks for the opportunity!

  47. postedMay 11, 2011 9:41 AM

    my husband and I are going gluten free and I would Love to add treats to my week.

  48. postedMay 11, 2011 11:08 AM

    Red Velvet has always been one of my favorite cakes. That chocolatey layer with the luscious cream cheese frosting…my oh my! Great that you’ve developed a gluten-free version for your Mom to enjoy.

  49. postedMay 11, 2011 1:13 PM
    domestic diva

    We are gluten free, and I would love to have a copy of Elana’s new book. Her recipes are great!

  50. postedMay 11, 2011 1:38 PM

    I’m very interested in GF. Those red velvet cupcakes look delicious! I wish my whole foods carried almond flour.

  51. postedMay 11, 2011 2:21 PM

    I ´m trying to cut some carbs and flour. This recipe is a good starting

  52. postedMay 11, 2011 5:13 PM

    I was recently diagnosed with Hasimotos, an autoimmune thyroid disease. With celiacs gluten causes damage in the intestines, with Hasimotos the immune system attacks the thyroid because it so closely resembles the gliadin (gluten) protein. The hard part is that I don’t feel different/better when I am off gluten but I must eliminate it anyway. Hasimotos also gives me a predisposition for diabetes so every treat I have is precious – I need great recipes! My daughter has a wheat intolerance (the itching makes her scratch herself bloody when she eats wheat) and my son was tested and is sensitive to gluten. I guess we know where they get it:) No Standard American Diet for our family!

  53. postedMay 11, 2011 7:36 PM
    judy jursch

    All three of my grandchildren started eating gluten free within the past few years. At first, I was lost because grandmas usually take great delight in making cookies with and for their grandchildren. I have found many great gluten free recipes on the internet and was thrilled to see the gluten free section on YOUR website Lori! Thank you so much for that!

    P.S. I love the comments you make about your mom. As a mom, it warms my heart to see daughters talk about their moms the way you do!

  54. postedMay 11, 2011 7:53 PM

    I’ve been contemplating gluten free for awhile to see if it makes a difference with my son’s behavioral issues.

  55. postedMay 11, 2011 8:29 PM

    several ofmy kids friends have been put on gluten free diets during this school year and it has sent me scurrying around the web for recipes so i can accomodate them and their needs. I know it has been a big change for them and I look for ways to make the transition feel more normal when they are not at their home. Thanks for sharing.

  56. postedMay 11, 2011 8:34 PM

    Great giveaway! I discovered I’m gluten intolerant (among other things) in August after lots and lots of reading. I haven’t ruled out Celiac but I feel SO much better without gluten that I don’t even care. I’ll never go back. I am amazed at what coconut flour has done to help my stomach and I would love to try some new recipes! Right now I just continue to make pancakes. 🙂 Also glad to see the focus on natural ingredients. I feel like a lot of the gluten free items in the stores contain weird ingredients and that’s just like switching out one problem for another. I’d like to use this book to show everyone at my office how amazing gluten free treats can be. Our treat table is constantly full of goodies I can’t have.

  57. postedMay 11, 2011 8:52 PM

    I have a friend who eats gluten free and I would like to learn more about gluten free baking and cooking. I love to bake and would like to incorporate more gluten free recipes in the mix!

  58. postedMay 11, 2011 9:02 PM

    My daughter is gluten intolerant. After taking gluten out of our diet we have found that all of us are very sensitive to gluten and are now eating following the primal bblurprint.

  59. postedMay 11, 2011 9:21 PM

    Happy Mother’s day RecipeMom!

    For a sweet-tooth family the idea of eating gluten free seem to be not appetizing at all. But looks like we are wrong! We have a history of diabetic on both our sides and would like to start eating right for our little V transforming one overly sweet cake to an equally healthy sweet delight

  60. postedMay 12, 2011 6:39 PM

    I made these up this evening for the GF hubby. Didn’t even wait for icing! (He had a sneak taste with the batter.) The recipe is a keeper. You can taste the coconut flavor subtly, but it works with the chocolate. You’re right, the liquid ratio to the dry seems off, but it works!! Oftentimes the GF recipes don’t even compare to the real thing because of the substitution of the flour. Thanks again for posting the recipe. I’ll be looking for the cookbook on my next adventure to the bookstore. =)

    • postedMay 12, 2011 10:58 PM

      Glad you and hubby enjoyed!

  61. postedJun 5, 2011 5:06 AM

    Your momma sounds like a wise woman! These cupcakes look divine, I will try this for my gluten-free friend 🙂

  62. postedJul 21, 2011 11:55 AM

    I’ve learned that agave nectar is worse for you then high fructose corn syrup. I’d just use splenda…

  63. postedNov 8, 2011 7:29 AM
    Melissa Stinson

    Thank you so much for this recipe. My son’s girlfriend has celiac and wanted red velvet cupcakes for her birthday. These turned out wonderful!

  64. postedNov 12, 2011 11:21 AM

    I just made these for my daughter. She’s going to a birthday party and will have to take her own treats. In going GF her biggest wish was to still have red velvet cake. She just tried these and loved them.

    Excellent!! Thank you so much.

  65. postedNov 29, 2011 11:42 AM

    Found these just in time for the holidays! We like to make red velvet truffles and I’ve just begun my GF diet a few weeks ago. I wasn’t sure if I would get to make them….Thank You!

  66. postedFeb 14, 2012 11:27 AM

    Not bad, I never bake with coconut flour before, I guess I have to get use to it. Next time I going to try baking with either rice or soy flour and/or millet. I especially LOVE the frosting.

  67. postedFeb 15, 2012 12:34 PM

    Can these be made as a cake? I am baking for my son’s birthday party and a couple of his friends are GF. Any insight would be welcomed. thank you!!

  68. postedMay 22, 2012 5:22 PM
    Starlit Simon

    This my fave GF recipe. Very cocoa’y, I would compare it to really really dark chocolate (80-90%) which, personally, I enjoy. One muffin and I am satisfied. I really loved that the recipe required no dairy (I opted out of the frosting) – because I am also allergic to dairy. Not only that but the ingredients were easy to find and the TEXTURE is just like a regular muffin – GF eaters will know that the texture is often what we miss the most.

  69. postedJun 9, 2012 8:16 AM
    Karlene von Dolling

    wow , these look & sound awesome… I too are now Wheat & Gluten intolerant … 33 years of eating cookies , pastries , breads… What ever I felt like and now the past few years I suffer the moment I eat anything with Wheat or Gluten… Not easy at all… & I live on a Remote Island in Seychelles , so I dont always have all the ingredients … Like the Agave Nectar or even Coconut flour… is there another product I can use Pls … Honey … or Sugar … or rice flour … look forward to following your blog … thks a mil …

    • postedJun 10, 2012 7:11 PM

      This recipe comes originally from (it’s her cookbook). Best to contact her to find out what substitutions she recommends.

  70. postedJul 20, 2012 8:09 PM

    Haven’t tried coconut flour yet but have you tried using beets yet? If you do, you’d be surprised how sweet they turn out and tone down on using whatever you use (agave, sugar, honey, etc). Also, if you’re not a fan of food color, this is the best way to go, and cheaper. 🙂

    • postedJul 22, 2012 1:51 PM

      I’d definitely like to try it with beets sometime!

  71. postedOct 21, 2012 5:54 PM

    I made these just like your recipe, but it came out way too dense and heavy. The flavor was ok, but because of the texture I was not a big fan. It is my first time trying to bake GF. Any advise? what am I doing wrong? Another website advised adding applesauce, I think I’ll try that next. Please help, I have to make them for a soccer party this week.

    • postedOct 21, 2012 9:44 PM

      I would check with the original author of the recipe-

  72. postedDec 16, 2012 2:50 PM
    Mrs Robinson

    My mom-in-law has had to adopt a gluten free diet and I’m soooo happy that I can make these for her and have her enjoy them.

  73. postedJan 31, 2013 12:20 PM

    You told Cyndi to check with the author of the original recipe but I went to her site and there is no such recipe there. Where did you get the recipe?

    Also has anyone else made these? What was your result? I like to get feedback before making a recipe as I am poor and hate to throw things out if they might not work. 😉


    • postedJan 31, 2013 12:24 PM

      It’s in her GF Cupcake Cookbook, but if you contact her on her site, I’m sure she’ll be happy to answer questions.

  74. postedFeb 13, 2013 12:06 AM

    Is this recipe also wheat free??

    • postedFeb 14, 2013 11:51 AM

      I’m not so familiar with that terminology, so I don’t know.

  75. postedJan 25, 2015 5:19 PM

    Not happy just tried my first lot of cup cakes with coconut flour I just found at the IGA thought I cold swoop it from plain flour grrrr just didn’t seem right so got on Google and found your recipe will have to try this one next .. wish me luck mine are still in oven lol

  76. postedJan 25, 2015 5:53 PM

    Does this recipe have to have coconut flour or can you use regular GF All purpose flour

    • postedJan 30, 2015 1:11 PM

      I’m not sure.

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