Cupcake Heaven!

Lovely Little Cupcakes

I’ve been dying for cupcakes lately. Probably because everyone is eating them these days and I can’t seem to find one that really tastes like non-GF cupcakes from the old days. But at the park recently, a mom showed up with cupcakes for her daughter and they were fabulous. GF and chocolate, what a combo. After raving about them and saying how hard it is to find a good GF cupcake, I expected to get a long, drawn-out recipe I would dread getting involved with. But all she said was,” I used the Betty Crocker Chocolate Cake Mix.” No way!

So, I decided to give them a try. I bought the mix at Safeway on sale for $3.69, which means I got a lot more cupcakes for my money than from a fancy shop.

My friend and I are throwing a wine and cheese party for the gals tomorrow and this was the perfect time to try out some mini cupcakes. Oh my, they are so lovely. The cake is moist and light, just enough chocolate and not overly sweet. Just what I’ve been looking for. I’ll try the White cake next and see how that goes, but I can’t imagine them being any different. I also found some mini cupcake papers in Safeway also. Aren’t they cute?

Cupcakes Ready for the Ladies

Just follow the directions on the package, which calls for 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup of butter and 3 eggs. I used some lovely farmers market eggs. Normally, I tweak the recipe and add a little of this and a little of that. Not this time. I decided to try it as is for the first try. Good idea, I can’t imagine what I would do to them.

The frosting is just something I bought in a can that sprays, which tastes adequate and sweet. I put just a small flower on top of each to keep the sweetness at bay. I suppose my next project is to make my own frosting. I love whipped cream frosting, maybe I’ll try that next.



Filed under chocolate, cupcake, gluten free, vegetarian

6 responses to “Cupcake Heaven!

  1. These look divine! And super easy to make. Thank you for taste-testing these for us.

  2. I agree- I LOVE the GF Betty Crocker mixes! I have never found a GF white/vanilla cake recipe from scratch that tastes good, so I always use the mix. It's awesome.

  3. Thanks, Jacob! I haven't tried that one yet. Now, I have to.

  4. Ok, your name isn't Jacob. Sorry…love the robot cake on your site!

  5. I recently found your blog when I was looking for gluten free information in Arizona–I don't know if you have heard of this yet, but there is a place called Red Velvet Cupcakery (I believe it is just in Tucson), but they started carrying gluten free cupcakes there.

  6. Oooh, I'll have to check that out when I'm down there. Always on the lookout for a good GF cupcake, which is not so easy to find. Thanks!

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