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Bake Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcakes using a Mini Cupcake Maker

Updated on January 16, 2015

Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcakes, made in a Mini Cupcake Maker!

I'm not gluten intolerant, but I know a lot of people who are, so I like Gluten Free baking, so they can enjoy what I make too.

Gluten Free options can be quite tricky to come by, but just because something is gluten free, doesn't mean it can't have taste and flavour. This Gluten free cake recipe is so simple, and so good too! The main flavours are very popular, of course, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Gluten Free Cupcakes.

The wheat free, gluten free flour that I use is self raising. Check what Gluten Free flour you are using, some recipes call for added Baking soda, or sometimes Xantham Gum to thicken up the batter. Either way, just read the labels and you'll be fine.

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So...onto this fabulous recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cupcakes using a mini cupcaker maker!

All photos used are my own ©MarcoG

How to Make your Gluten Free Cupcakes!

Gluten free cupcakes
Gluten free cupcakes

Now...you should check that the Peanut Butter you use is actually Gluten Free, because you can get some that are not! In this Gluten Free Cupcake recipe, I use Organic Peanut Butter, which is naturally Gluten Free, so no problems there, but it's worth checking this out.

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Cook Time

Prep Time: As long as you want. It didn't take me very long

Total Time: I spent about 90 minutes putting all together, in the end.

Serves: As many cupcakes as you can get out of the batter - I made 18 mini cupcakes with this recipe

Ingredients

  • 100 g Butter
  • 100 g Sugar
  • 50 g Gluten Free Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Milk
  • 50 g Good Cocoa Powder
  • A few dollops of Peanut Butter
  • Some cooking oil...to stop your cupcakes from sticking to the cupcake maker
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Instructions

Step 1 - Make the Gluten Free Cupcake Batter

Firstly you want to beat together the butter (which should be at room temperature), and sugar until it is blended and looks fluffy.

Then you want to sieve your gluten free flour and cocoa and gently mix in. Next, add the eggs and milk until you have a smooth and creamy texture.

Simple, isn't it?








Mini Cupcake Maker
Mini Cupcake Maker

Step 2 - Prepare your Cupcake Maker

(...personally, I use a mini cupcake maker)

If it's the first time you've used your Mini Cupcake Maker, make sure you give it a clean.

Add some cooking oil to a kitchen paper towel, and wipe it round the pan...we don't want your cupcakes sticking, do we?




Step 3 - Put your Batter to work...

Add about 1 teaspoon of batter mix into your cupcake pan...you can use cupcake paper cases, if you prefer - if you don't use paper cases, your cakes will turn out crispier.

Take about half a teaspoon of peanut butter and add it to each cupcake. Cover with more batter until it is just under the top of the cupcake pan.

Read the instructions on your Mini Cupcake Maker to find out how long you should bake them for. Once you think they are ready, take a cocktail stick or a skewer and stick it in your cupcake. When you take it out, if the stick is clean the cake is ready - if there is a sign of batter on the stick - leave them to bake a bit longer.

Once ready, pop them on a cooling tray, to cool!




Now to Make your Gluten Free Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Frosting
Chocolate Frosting

Cook Time

Prep Time: Very quick...maybe about 10 minutes

Total Time: Around 15-20 minutes

Serves: Should be plenty to adorn all your cupcakes

For the Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcake Frosting

  • 50 g Butter
  • 100 g of Dark Chocolate
  • 150 g Icing Sugar
  • Crushed Peanuts...leave some whole for garnish too

Step 4 - Make your Gluten Free Chocolate Frosting

Break up the chocolate, and put it with the butter in a bowl. Place the bowl over a simmering pan of water. Let the chocolate and butter melt together until it is glossy.

Sieve the icing sugar into the melted mix, and stir it together, it should turn the mixture into a paste. Do not panic, if it's thick, it's easier to add to your cupcakes.








Step 5 - Add the Frosting to your Gluten Free Cupcakes

Add your peanuts to a sandwich bag, and crush them using a rolling pin. Spread the crushed nuts on a small plate.

Take a cooled cupcake and add a generous dollop of your chocolate frosting. Using a knife, spread it around, so it covers the top of your gluten free cupcake. Roll the top of your chocolate frosted cupcake into the crushed peanuts, until the top is coated nicely with the crushed nuts.

Poke a whole peanut into the top for a garnish.






Your Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcakes are done!

Gluten free chocolate and peanut butter cupcakes
Gluten free chocolate and peanut butter cupcakes

When you cut open one of the Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcakes you will see the peanut butter at the bottom. These cupcakes are crispy and delicious - as they are "mini" you can have one or two, relatively guilt free - winner!

Do you bake Gluten Free? If not, fancy trying this recipe? Let me know...

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    • MarcoG profile imageAUTHOR

      Marc 

      5 years ago from Edinburgh

      @JoshK47: Thanks Josh! It's a very good recipe - adding jam instead of peanut butter is good too...gluten free baking rocks! :)

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      JoshK47 

      5 years ago

      I don't bake gluten free - but I'm always willing to try out new recipes for different flavors! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

    • MarcoG profile imageAUTHOR

      Marc 

      5 years ago from Edinburgh

      @energyscience: Thanks Energy...which is something these yummy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Gluten Free Cupcakes will give you lol.

    • MarcoG profile imageAUTHOR

      Marc 

      5 years ago from Edinburgh

      @justramblin: Trust me, they are super yummy! Hope you get a chance to have a go at my Chocolate and Peanut Butter Gluten Free Cupcakes :)

      The Cupcake Makers are so cool to use, I wouldn't be without mine. I'm on the look out for a 12 cake maker too.

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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      energyscience 

      5 years ago

      These Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcakes look great makes me hungry.

    • justramblin profile image

      justramblin 

      5 years ago

      Looks really delicious. My son has celiac and I'm gluten intolerant so i'm always looking for good recipes. Thanks. Never saw a cupcake baking machine before, pretty neat.

    • MarcoG profile imageAUTHOR

      Marc 

      5 years ago from Edinburgh

      @peruhand: Excellent! Let me know how you get on if you make these gluten free cupcakes :)

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      peruhand 

      5 years ago

      Only reading, I'm hungry. Thanks for the recipt. I'll talk with my wife about it.

    • MarcoG profile imageAUTHOR

      Marc 

      5 years ago from Edinburgh

      @miaponzo: Sounds great. I'd love to know what flour you're going to use for these Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes? Maybe potato or rice flour? Or of course, you could make them with regular flour...but obviously they wouldn't be gluten free anymore :) Thanks for visiting :)

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      miaponzo 

      5 years ago

      I am going to try these with another alternative flour... sound YUMMY! Blessed!

    • MarcoG profile imageAUTHOR

      Marc 

      5 years ago from Edinburgh

      @radhanathswamifan: Sounds like an EGGsalent idea haha. Gluten free, wheat free and egg free sounds fantastic for this recipe. Thanks for stopping by :)

    • radhanathswamifan profile image

      radhanathswamifan 

      5 years ago

      I don't take eggs.. may be will try with egg replacer

    • MarcoG profile imageAUTHOR

      Marc 

      5 years ago from Edinburgh

      @tobydavis: Hey Toby, thanks for the visit. Gluten Free doesn't mean taste free, as you know...it is lots of fun, as you say! Glad you like my Gluten Free Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cupcakes :)

    • tobydavis profile image

      tobydavis 

      5 years ago

      I bake Gluten Free most days - lot's of fun! Great lens - really useful!

    • MarcoG profile imageAUTHOR

      Marc 

      5 years ago from Edinburgh

      @MintySea: I'm the same. Don't forget to tell your gluten intolerant friends to visit my page, a treat for them to try - they're super yummy!

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      MintySea 

      5 years ago

      I can eat gluten but. I have net friends who avoid gluten

    • MarcoG profile imageAUTHOR

      Marc 

      5 years ago from Edinburgh

      @Kae Yo: Thank Kae_Yo! Let me tell you, these Gluten Free Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cupcakes ARE super EASY to make. Even easier with a cupcake maker too! I couldn't believe it when I saw I was on the front page with it...blush. Don't forget to come back for more cupcakes :)

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      Kae Yo 

      5 years ago

      Wow, those look so easy to make and soo delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Congratulations on making the front page. :)

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