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March 5, 2012

Gluten Free Strawberry Cupcakes

So I have been on a cupcake kick! Last week vanilla with butter cream frosting shown HERE and this past weekend STRAWBERRY Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese frosting, sound amazing right? Well they definitely were! I just love how strawberries are in season, I want to make strawberry everything! Stay Tune!

I was looking for a simple recipe that I had all the ingredients already and didn't have to purchase anything specific to make a yummy gluten free cupcakeI finally came across THIS recipe on a new found gluten free blog, Gluten Free Betty. Betty states that this dessert is one of her husband's favorite and he isn't a Celiac so I knew these were it! Thanks to Betty they were amazing! Enjoy!

Gluten Free Strawberry Cupcakes- Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup (3 oz package) Jell-O strawberry mix
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups Authentic Foods Flour blend
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla 
6 strawberries; chopped and mashed or pureed to equal 1/2 cup

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl beat together sugar, Jell-O and eggs at medium speed for 1 minute.

2. Add flour, salt, baking powder, xanthan gum, oil, milk and vanilla and mix on medium for 1 minute.

3. Pour batter into individual cupcake papers filling each 2/3 full. I like to use my ¼ cup measuring cup to spoon batter. 

4. Bake cupcakes for 20 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Another checker to determine if the cupcake is done is to press lightly on the top middle of the cupcake and if the cupcake bounces back it’s done!

5. Remove cupcakes and let cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting- Ingredients

2 ounces cream cheese, softened 
2 Tablespoons butter, softened 
1 strawberry, chopped & mashed or pureed (1-2 Tablespoons) 
2 cups powdered sugar 
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Mix together cream cheese, butter and pureed strawberry until well combined. Add in lemon juice. Add powdered sugar and mix on low until combined and then mix on high for 1-2 minutes until frosting is light and creamy. 

Frost away! Add a sliced strawberry on top for an extra dash of strawberry! YUMMY!

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