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Organic Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting

Written by Emma Morris on February 06, 2012 with 6 Comments

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  • Prep Time: 35 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Servings: 12 cupcakes

vegan chocolate raspberry cupcakesJust in time for Valentine’s Day, these chocolate cupcakes are purely decadent and sure to put a smile on your special someone’s face. You would never know that these cupcakes are gluten free and vegan. The cupcakes are moist, soft, and oh so good! Add that with the raspberry vegan frosting and you have an irresistible cupcake.  Make your Valentine’s Day extra sweet. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Cupcakes:

  • 1 ¾ cups Organic Gluten Free Baking blend
  • ¾ cup organic sugar
  • 1/3 cup organic unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/3 cup organic canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon organic cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract


  • 1 tablespoon original Earth Balance
  • 1 cup organic powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 frozen organic raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon organic unsweetened almond milk

Directions for Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a mixing bowl, mix together the baking blend, sugar, cocoa powder, and xanthan gum. Add the hot water, canola oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract. Beat on low until thoroughly blended. Spoon the mixture with an ice cream scoop evenly into a muffin tin. Let the batter stand 10 minutes.
  2. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes completely before frosting.

Directions for Frosting:

  1. Blend all ingredients except raspberries in an electric mixture until blended. Then add the raspberries and blend until the color turns a light pink and the raspberries are blended in.
  2. Spoon into a plastic bag and refrigerate for an hour.
  3. After frosting has refrigerated, cut the corner of the bag. Then squeeze out frosting in a spiral motion around the tops of the cupcakes. Top with a raspberry and enjoy!


  1. Make sure the gluten free flour is a baking blend. The baking blend adds baking soda and salt so there is no need to add it in the cupcakes.
  2. To make a perfectly round cup cake use an ice-cream scoop.
  3. Keep cupcakes refrigerated.
  4. Frosting makes about 1 cup


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  1. These look wonderful! I am always thrilled to see gluten free recipes since I am intolerant. As soon as my month long juicing detox cleanse is done, I may just have to make these! :) I have a health site too, but I just love this whole website!! Thank you for the recipe.

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  3. Dear Emma,
    What a delicious recipe! The red frosting on these cupcakes make them perfect treats for today, Valentine’s Day! I will share this recipe with the community at Many men and women have celiac disease and are always looking for yummy gluten-free desserts. Thank you!

  4. One taste and you know this is “the love of your life!” I have made and tasted a lot of decadent chocolate cake recipes but this recipe took love, chemistry and thoughtfulness to a new high! Make this a “love treat” a part of your lifestyle throughout the year….Along with today’s “Inspiration”…what better gift is that?!

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! These are sooo yummy.

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