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🧁 Gluten-Free Vanilla Cupcake Recipe 🍰

Indulge in a delicious gluten-free vanilla cupcake recipe from Dessert Gluten Free. Easy-to-follow instructions for a dairy-free and vegan option too!

Gluten-free Vanilla Cupcake

You will need:

  • rice flour1 cup of rice flour
  • almond flour1/2 cup of almond flour
  • xanthan gum1 teaspoon of xanthan gum
  • sugar1 cup of sugar
  • unsalted butter1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • eggs2 large eggs
  • vanilla extract1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • milk1/2 cup of milk
  • baking powder1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • salt1/4 teaspoon of salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the rice flour, almond flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and softened butter until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk. Start and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 full.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


These cupcakes are delicious as is, but feel free to top them with your favorite gluten-free frosting for an extra treat.

Indulge your sweet tooth without the guilt with our delectable Gluten-free Vanilla Cupcake recipe. These cupcakes are not just a treat for the taste buds, but also a feast for the eyes! Baking gluten-free has never been this easy or this delicious.

Our recipe uses a blend of rice and almond flour, giving these cupcakes a light and fluffy texture that's hard to resist. The addition of xanthan gum ensures the perfect crumb, while the pure vanilla extract adds that classic cupcake flavor we all know and love.

These cupcakes are perfect for any occasion - whether you're hosting a birthday party, planning a picnic, or simply craving something sweet. And the best part? They're so easy to make, you'll have a batch of these beauties ready in no time.

But why stop at cupcakes? Once you've mastered this recipe, the world of gluten-free baking is your oyster. Check out our gluten-free cookie recipes for more delicious treats. Or if you're in the mood for something a little more decadent, our gluten-free chocolate cake is a must-try.

If you're new to gluten-free baking, don't worry. We've got you covered with our comprehensive guide to gluten-free baking. Here, you'll find everything you need to know about gluten-free flours, binders, and more.

And if you're looking for more gluten-free dessert inspiration, don't forget to check out our round-up of the best gluten-free desserts. From cakes to cookies to pies, we've got something for everyone.

So go ahead, grab your apron and start baking! With our easy-to-follow recipes, you can enjoy delicious gluten-free desserts anytime you want. Happy baking!