Gluten Free Cupcakes

The Best Gluten Free Cupcake Recipe With Rainbow Bits

I have loved rainbow bit cupcakes since I was a kid, but finding a good gluten free cupcake recipe is hard! So I did a little DIY because I was craving these! It’s super easy and yes I used the packaged mix, but you can make your own gluten free cupcakes from scratch as well:)

The Secret To Moist Gluten Free Cupcakes

Most gluten free cupcake recipes end up being kinda crumbly and dry:( They usually leave me so thirsty. But these are actually moist and creamy! The real secret to the best gluten free cupcakes ever, is adding a few dollops of sour cream to the mix. This makes your cupcakes or cakes super moist and so creamy and delicious!

Gluten Free Rainbow Bit Cupcake Recipe

You’ll need:

• One box of gluten free vanilla cake mix and all the ingredients necessary to make them! Or your own gluten free vanilla cake recipe.

• 3 or 4 tablespoons of sour cream.

• Sprinkles. I use the rainbow bit sprinkles for the cake mix and sprinkle sugars for the top.

• French vanilla frosting.

How to make gluten free rainbow bit cupcakes:

• Mix the gluten free cake mix as instructed on side of the box or as per your recipe.

• Add 3 or 4 tablespoons of sour cream! This is the secret to moist gluten free cupcakes that don’t taste like cardboard!

• Once it’s all mixed, add a few shakes of your rainbow bit sprinkles in with the batter. If you’re like me and like extra sprinkles, add a few more shakes!

• Mix well and pour into cupcake pan and cook as instructed.

• Let cool, before adding your frosting.

• Sprinkle with the sugar sprinkles and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy these gluten free cupcakes as much as I do! I’ve eaten 4 already;)

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  1. Ashley says:

    What about dairy free option as well? Maybe coconut yogurt instead of sour cream?

    1. I’m not mostly doing a vegan diet and I have used vegan sour cream and it works well or yes vegan plain yogurt would work! But if it has a strong coconut flavour that would change the flavour of the cupcakes, just an FYI!

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