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Gluten Free Berry Cream Cupcakes

Light and fluffy cupcakes, packed with fresh berries and topped with cheesecake cream! It’s so hard to find gluten-free cupcakes in the shops that taste just right. Brownies and macaroons are easy – with the base of the recipes relying on almonds to get a fudgy or chewy texture. Cupcakes are more difficult – usually requiring all-purpose flour for a light and fluffy texture.

Gluten Free Berry Cream Cupcakes - Light and fluffy cupcakes, packed with fresh berries and topped with cheesecake cream!

Gluten Free Berry Cream Cupcakes - Light and fluffy cupcakes, packed with fresh berries and topped with cheesecake cream!

Although I’m not gluten-intolerant myself, I have family members who are, so I’ve experimented with cakes recipes often over the last few years. This is by far the best cupcake recipe I’ve come up with – a cake that even those in the family without the gluten intolerance lap up. It’s so much easier being able to make a big batch for everyone to enjoy, rather than gaving to make two recipes.

Gluten Free Berry Cream Cupcakes - Light and fluffy cupcakes, packed with fresh berries and topped with cheesecake cream!

These yummy cakes are made using coconut flour, plus a little gluten-free all-purpose flour. There’s plenty of flavor and moisture – thanks to the berries and the addition of berry yogurt to the mixture. The yogurt also works with the bicarbonate of soda to give the cakes plenty of rise.

Top them off with lashings of cheesecake cream and a few fresh berries and you’ve got a fantastic dessert for everybody!

Gluten Free Berry Cream Cupcakes - Light and fluffy cupcakes, packed with fresh berries and topped with cheesecake cream!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Makes 12 cupcakes

Cupcakes:

  • 2 cups mixed fresh berries, large berries roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup berry flavored yogurt (full or half fat)
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tsp coconut flour
  • 1 cup minus 1 tbsp gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Cheesecake cream topping:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup full-fat cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Also:

  • 2 tbsp pink sugar sprinkles (check for gluten free, as sometimes they’re not!)

Gluten free berry cupcakes ingredients

Steps:

1. Preheat the oven to 350f and line a line a 12-hole cupcake tin with cupcake liners. Reserve half a cup of berries for topping the cupcakes, then place the remaining berries in a small bowl and gently mix with the 1 tbsp of gluten-free all purpose flour. Put to one side.

Gluten free berry cupcakes step 1 collage

2. In a large bowl, mix the sugar, egg, oil and vanilla using a balloon whisk. Add in the yogurt and mix again.

Gluten free berry cupcakes step 2 collage

3. Add in the coconut flour, gluten-free all-purpose flour and baking soda and fold into the mixture using a rubber spatula. Make sure any large lumps of coconut flour are broken up. Gently fold in the berries.

Gluten free berry cupcakes step 3 collage

4. Divide the mixture between the 12 muffin cases and place in the oven to cook for 15-20 minutes until golden. You can check they’re cooked through by inserting a metal skewer in the middle of one of the muffins. If it comes out clean, the muffins are cooked. Take out of the oven and leave to cool in the tray for 5 minutes, then remove from the tray and let them cool completely on a cooling rack.

Gluten free berry cupcakes step 4 collage

5. Whilst the cupcakes are cooling, make the cheesecake cream by whisking the cream in a large bowl until it reaches the soft peaks stage. Add in the cream cheese and whisk again to combine. Add the confectioners sugar and vanilla extract, and whisk again until combined. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag with a fluted nozzle.

Gluten free berry cupcakes step 6 collage

Pipe the cheesecake cream onto the cupcakes starting from the outside and working towards the middle. Top the cupcakes with sugar sprinkles and fresh berries before serving.

Gluten free berry cupcakes step 5

Perfect for an afternoon coffee break!

Gluten Free Berry Cream Cupcakes - Light and fluffy cupcakes, packed with fresh berries and topped with cheesecake cream!