Vanilla Cupcakes – gluten, dairy, egg, soy and nut free
It’s the Stuntman’s birthday this week, so I’ve been doing a lot of prep for his dairy and soy free party.
But I was thrown a curve ball last week when his kindy told me that there’s a little girl in his class who’s allergic to egg. I’d planned to take dairy free cupcakes in on his birthday, for him to share with his mates, but I didn’t want this little girl to miss out, like my wee man so often has to.
I don’t do a lot of egg-free cooking so I had to do a bit of research and a lot of experimenting before I got something to work.
I found plenty of recipes for chocolate cakes, but I just wanted a plain vanilla cupcake.
What I came up with is a combination of a few different recipes I found.
If you try it please let me know how they turn out!
- 1.5 cups plain gluten free flour ( I use the Aldi brand)
- ¾ cup of caster sugar
- 1 tspn gluten free baking powder
- 1 tspn bicarb soda
- 1/3 cup light olive oil (or any light flavoured oil)
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
Preheat oven to 180 C (160 C fan forced) and line a 12-hole cupcake tin with patty cases.
Sift the flour, baking powder and bicarb soda into a large bowl, add in the sugar and mix well using an egg whisk (to aerate it).
In a smaller bowl, mix the water, oil, vinegar and vanilla until all completely emulsified.
Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients.
Mix everything together slowly and gently, and then beat really well using a wooden spoon for a few minutes. You should end up with a mix the consistency of pancake batter.
Spoon or pour the mixture into the patty cases, filling each one about 2/3 of the way up. These cupcakes rise surprisingly well considering they don’t have any eggs!
Cook for 20-25 minutes, until a skewer placed in the centre comes out clean, and they have a nice golden top.
Allow to cool completely before icing with Dairy Free buttercream icing.
Do you have any food allergies or intolerances in your family?