Gluten-Free Lemon Cupcakes

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Delicious and moist, these gluten-free lemon cupcakes come out tasting better than if they were made with regular flour. Frost with raspberry buttercream or your favorite frosting for a perfect and satisfying gluten-free treat!

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • cup milk, at room temperature

  • 3 ¾ teaspoons lemon juice

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 egg whites, room temperature

  • 2 lemons, zested

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 ⅛ cups gluten-free flour (such as Jeanne's Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Mix; recipe in footnotes)

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

  2. Whisk milk and lemon juice together in a bowl. Beat vegetable oil, egg whites, lemon zest, and vanilla extract into milk mixture.

  3. Combine gluten-free baking flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; beat on medium speed with an electric mixer until batter is well mixed, about 2 minutes. Spoon batter into lined cups to about 3/4-full.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until tops are a light golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Cool cupcakes in the muffin tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tips

Store unfrosted cupcakes in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag in the freezer for up to one month or in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

I used Jeanne's gluten-free flour blend. The gluten-free flour mix recipe from Allrecipes.com can also be used.

Cook's Note: Jeanne's Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Mix:
1 1/4 cup brown rice flour
1 1/4 cup white rice flour
1 cup tapioca flour
1 cup sweet rice flour
2 scant teaspoons xanthan gum

The batter can also be mixed in a stand mixer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

100 Calories
5g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 100
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 32mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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