Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Black and White Cupcakes

Cupcakes for everyone! EVERYONE!

B&W Cupcakes in one of the classy boxes my SIL gave me for Christmas.
The sticker reads "2011 Baked GLUTEN FREE with love by Mairi"

Excuse me, but these cupcakes are so darn good, I just can't contain myself. And best of all, they are gluten free AND vegan. Yes, that's right. My sister-in-law (different SIL) is a celiac and recently decided to become a vegan as well. Conveniently before her birthday celebration. So I had to scramble to find a vegan, gluten free cake recipe to replace the one I was imagining. I found this recipe and used it as my jumping off point. I topped it off with a little vegan cream cheese frosting using this recipe, which really just tastes like a buttercream, but it's better than any other dairy-free frosting I've had. Oh, and you know how you really have to cover GF cake with frosting to make up for the fact that it's GF? Notice how little I used on the pictured cakes? These little darlins don't even need frosting. Enjoy!

Black Cake
Gluten Free, Vegan


1/2 cup sorghum
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1/2 tsp guar gum
1 cup white sugar (certified vegan, if you prefer)
1/4 cup cocoa powder (high quality. seriously. especially if you don't use coffee.)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
1 cup coffee (you can use water, but coffee makes it the bomb)
2 oz semi-sweet or dark chocolate (dairy free)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare muffin tin.
Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add the oil, vanilla, vinegar and water. Beat together until smooth. Add the melted chocolate. Beat again, scraping regularly until smooth. Batter should thicken slightly and be sticky, not soupy.
Pour into prepared tin and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before frosting.

Makes 12 muffins or 1 8 inch cake round


  1. oooh! I'm trying these this weekend! Sounds devine!

  2. DO. IT. Make sure you beat it well. It should thicken as you beat it. He he.