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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Gluten-Free Cupcake Recipe

Cupcakes are big news these days... there are even cupcake coffee shops where there once were donut shops... tough for people with gluten sensitivity though.  So here is a video with a recipe (from Gluten Free Life) that doesn't exactly match with the video (although they are both British).  The video is great in that it shows how to inject air into the batter using a standard electric beater.

To make these delicious little treats you will need:
  • 225g of unsalted butter
  • 225g of gluten-free self-raising flour
  • 225g of caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • one teaspoon of vanilla flavouring
  • one teaspoon of baking powder.
Before you start turn your oven on to about 180 degrees C, gas mark 4 to allow it time to heat up. Many people ignore this part of recipes as they fail to see the important of preheating the oven before cooking but this could be the difference between perfectly raised cupcakes and soggy messes!

Next take a large bowl and add to it the flour, butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla flavouring and baking powder. Using a whisk mix the ingredients until the mixture become smooth with no lumps in it. This is also a crucial part of the recipe. Cutting corners won’t produce the perfect cupcakes we want.

The mixture you have will make around 16 cupcakes.

Take 16 cupcake cases and place them on a baking tray. Spoon the mixture into each cases, making sure you distribute it evenly. Place the tray in the oven and cook for about twenty minutes.

Once the cooking time is up remove the tray from the oven and allow the cakes to stand for five minutes. Then take the cakes off the tray and leave until they have cooled almost completely. For the perfect finishing touch use a gluten free icing available in most supermarkets.

Whether for a children’s party, afternoon tea or even just a little treat for yourself after a long day, cupcakes are perfect. With this simple, gluten free recipe you can whip them up in no time! (recipe from Gluten Free Life)

Disclaimer:This blog reflects my own personal beliefs about the health benefits of being gluten-free. I am not a Medical or Health Care professional and any information or products contained in this blog are not meant to replace your responsibility to consult with the appropriate health care provider about your own circumstances and concerns.

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