Best Gluten Free Holiday Cupcakes

by Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. Health Writer

More than once this recipe has come to the rescue when gluten-free, corn-free, dairy-free and egg-free cupcakes are needed!


5/8 cup milk-free margarine, softened

1 1/4 cup sugar

4 tablespoons water, 4 tablespoons oil, 3 tsp. baking powder; mixed together

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

2 1/4 cups gluten-free flour

3/4 tablespoon gluten-free baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup water


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper liners, set aside. In a large bowl, beat margarine until creamy. Add sugar; beat well. Add water, oil, and baking powder mixture; then add vanilla and lemon extracts. Stir well. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat until blended. Add the 3/4 cup water and mix until blended. Fill muffin tins to 3/4 full. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Frost if desired after cupcakes are completely cooled.

Dr. Tracy Davenport is a health writer, advocate and entrepreneur who has been helping individuals live their best life. She is co-author of Making Life Better for a Baby with Acid Reflux. Follow Tracy’s love of smoothies on Twitter.

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Davenport is the founder of Using the latest scientific research, she helps people live their healthiest lives via one-on-one coaching, corporate talks, and sharing the more than 1,000 health-related articles she's authored.