How was everyone’s weekend? Or are you one of the lucky ones who have Monday off too? We are officially half way through January which means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I’ve been seeing some adorable Valentine’s Day posts from other bloggers, so I thought I would jump in on the festivities.
I shared these Gluten Free Red Velvet Mini Cupcakes over at The Frugal Girls last week, but I thought I would share them here too in case any of you missed them! Enjoy :)
*Yields about 75 mini cupcakes
What you need:
For the cupcakes
– 2 1/2 cups Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour ( I prefer Bob’s Red Mill )
– 1 1/2 cups oil
– 1 1/2 cups sugar
– 1 cup buttermilk
– 4 1/2 tsp of Ener-G Egg Replacer + 1/4 cup water ( or 3 eggs)
– 2 Tbs. cocoa powder
– 1 tsp. Baking soda
– 1 tsp. Xanthan gum
– 2 tsp. GF Vanilla
– 2 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
– 1 oz. Red food coloring
– 1/8 cup water
For the frosting
– 6 oz Cream cheese
– 2 cups powdered sugar
– 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
– 2 Tbs. Buttermilk
– 1 tsp. GF Vanilla
How to make these little bites of heaven:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix oil, sugar, eggs, vinegar, vanilla, food coloring and water together.
3. In a separate bowl sift dry ingredients together, then slowly add it to the wet mixture.
4. Nest, place the cupcake liners into the tray and fill 3/4 the way full.
5. Bake for 15 minutes or until you can pull a toothpick out and it stays clean.
6. While cupcakes are cooling make the cream cheese frosting.
7. Using a hand mixer, blend the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and buttermilk together until smooth.
8. Slowly add the powdered sugar into the mixture.
9. Put the frosting into a plastic bag that seals and then cut one of the corners off to create a decorating tip (or use a piping bag if you have one).
10. Apply the frosting to the cupcake in a circular motion (if you choose to do the decorative frosting, I would double the recipe. If you are just going to apply one layer then you will have plenty)
And because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, here is an easy way to dress them up for the special occasion.
I went to the dollar store and found these cute cupcake liners, I got 100 for $1. I also found these adorable heart stickers at the dollar store and thought they would make cute cupcake toppers. To make them, I simply put two heart stickers back to back and placed the toothpick in the middle. So easy, inexpensive and just added a whole new look to the cupcakes.
These red velvet mini cupcakes would make a great addition to a Valentine’s Day party or gathering. They are the perfect bite size dessert.
If you are gluten-free or know someone who is, you can view all of my recipes here.
I have lots more Valentine’s Day posts in the works! Don’t forget to follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest so you don’t miss out on other fun ideas.
Aw, these are so sweet! I love how festive they turned out! And gluten-free is so helpful for those who are in need of recipes like this! Thanks for sharing!
Allison @ Alli n Son says
Adorable! I love bite-sized cupcakes.
These are great!!
I invite you to link up this (or any other Valentine’s Day themed posts) at the Find Some Love Fest on February 1st! 5 blogs, 1 link up!
Lauren @ Summit St says
These look so very yummy!!! Love that they’re gluten free too :)
would love for you to link them up to this Handmade Valentine link party:
Katie @ Little Becky Homecky says
Thank you so much for sharing these! I am switching to gluten free next week and I have been scouring the internet all week for new recipes to try. I cannot wait to try this out!! I am a new follower and I would love you to stop by my blog. Thanks!!
I love it…. Ahoj end Greetings from Czech Republic
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They look sooo delicious!! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! My new giveaway started TODAY!
Wow I shouldn’t be reading this so late at night! This looks delicious!! Red velvet is perfect for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing at Oopsey Daisy!
Courtney O'Dell @ Sweet C's Designs says
These look fabulous! I am featuring them in my Friday Finds post today.. please stop by!
Thank you SO much Courtney! You have such a fun blog, I love looking at all of your recipes.
Jenn @ Social Salutations says
What a treat to make for a school class! These look so good! I featured you today in my Friday I’m In Love favorites.
– Jenn @ Social Salutations
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
These are gorgeous! I love red velvet. I’m always looking for good gluten free recipes for when the need arises. I’d love for you to join my linky, Crazy Sweet Tuesday. The linky runs through Friday each week. Have a wonderful weekend!
Lindsi B says
I found you on Tip Junkie! I would like to invite you to share this post with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-7.html
Thanks, Lindsi! I just linked up :)
WOW I’d love for you to share this @CountryMommaCooks link & Greet party….going on now-Sunday…..Have a wonderful day now!
Bitesize bits of loveliness!!!
These are adorable!xx
jo-lyn's cup cakes n' candies says
Luv that these are gluten-free. They look great! How is the texture? Do you find that you get good results consistently with Bob’s Red Mill?? i recently bought some and was hoping I would have good results.
Hi! Thanks for leaving a note. The texture is nice and soft, very fluffy. I really like Bob’s GF All Purpose Flour. I find that it is the most like regular flour. I’ve experimented a lot with other flours (almond, rice, tapioca, etc) and I found that Bob’s is the best for baking because it already has the right flour proportions. Hope yours turn out!
Abbie (Five days...5 ways) says
These are making my mouth WATER!
I LOVE red velvet!
Thanks for sharing!
These look so yummy! I am gluten- intolerant, so your link caught my eye over at Decor Chick’s party. Thanks for sharing! :)
Thanks, Sheila! Glad you clicked over :)
That’s a great gift on Valentine’s Day.. Thank for this very interesting recipe!
Hi! Made these cupcakes with white frosting and blue sprinkles this weekend for the 4th of July. Huge hit with everyone with and without food allergies. Used almond milk with a Tbs of vinegar instead of buttermilk to make it dairy free so the cupcakes are vegan and no one could tell the difference. Loved them!
Oh I’m so glad you liked them! And I’m happy to hear they worked well vegan. I’ll have to try that :)