Gluten Free Cupcake Recipes

Orange Petite Cakes (Gluten-Free Recipe)

Orange-flavored mini cakes frosted with orange frosting. Pipe frosting and garnish with orange slices for a real crowd pleaser.

30 min.prep time 60 min.total time
24 cakes
151 Rating

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup Gluten-Free Flour Blend (see below)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons buttermilk**

Frosting

2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 teaspoon vanilla

Garnish

Candied orange fruit slices, cut into wedges, if desired

Directions

Heat oven to 325°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 mini (1 1/4-inch) muffin pan cups. Set aside.

Combine sugar and 1/4 cup butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add orange juice concentrate, egg, orange zest and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add gluten-free flour blend, salt, baking powder and baking soda; beat at low speed until well mixed. Add buttermilk; continue beating until smooth.

Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin pan cups. Bake 14-16 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Place all frosting ingredients except whipping cream in bowl, adding enough whipping cream for desired spreading consistency.

Pipe or frost cupcakes; garnish with orange slices, if desired.


*Substitute 1/2 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 2 tablespoons; let stand 5 minutes.

Recipe Tip

- To make ahead, bake cupcakes as directed; cool completely. Place unfrosted cupcakes in resealable plastic freezer bag. Freeze up to 2 months. Let stand at room temperature until thawed. Prepare frosting as directed. Frost cupcakes.

Gluten-Free Flour Blend: Combine 2 cups rice flour, 2/3 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca flour and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum. Use appropriate amount for recipe; store remainder in container with tight-fitting lid. Stir before using.

This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking.

Nutrition Facts (1 petite cake)

Calories: 120

Fat: 4.5g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 75mg

Carbohydrates: 19g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #15105B©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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