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dairy free cupcakes frosted with pink icing and a flower in a white cupcake holder

Dairy Free Cupcakes

These dairy free cupcakes are more than just free from dairy they are vegan and gluten-free as well, making them perfect for children with allergies
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Course: Baking
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free cupcakes, vegan cupcakes, gluten free vegan cupcakes,
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 155kcal


  • 2 bowls
  • Whisk


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ Cups gluten free flour 230g
  • ¾ Cup caster Sugar 150g
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt

Wet Ingredients

  • ¾ Cup milk alternative 150g, Soy, rice, almond,
  • ¼ Cup oil 55g mild flavoured oil
  • ¼ Cup apple sauce 75g
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla essence


  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius, (make sure to reduce the temp to 160 degrees celsius if you have a fan forced oven)
  • Pop 12 cupcake liners into a 12 cup tray. I find it best to spray the muffin liners with oil for this recipe, the apple sauce makes the batter a little stickier than a traditional cupcake batter but with the spray of olive oil the cupcake liner peels off the cooked cupcake really easily.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the wet ingredients.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold together until combined. Try not to over mix the batter
  • Portion into the cupcake liners, don't over fill (three quaters full is perfect) , you want cupcakes to be a little lower in height than say a muffin, depending on your cupcake size you may get up to 15 cupcakes from the batter
  • Bake for 25 mins, the cupcakes are cooked when they are lightly golden and when you press the centre of the cupcake it springs back.
  • Cool on a rack and then decorate if desired. My vegan strawberry frosting is perfect with these cupcakes



Serving: 17g | Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg