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Blueberry Birthday Cupcakes!

These are super moist cupcakes with an extra deep blue color. Perfect for the next birthday party.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese frosting, gluten-free blueberry cupcake recipe, gluten-free blueberry cupcakes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Author: Renee - www.raisinggenerationnourished.com

Ingredients

BLUEBERRY CUPCAKES ::

  • 2 cups white rice flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • ½ cup brown rice flour
  • cups of organic pure cane sugar this is the one I use and I get mine at Costco
  • 2 tsp of baking soda
  • 2 tsp of xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 cup whole milk or <a href="https://www.raisinggenerationnourished.com/2015/02/diy-coconut-milk/" target="_blank" title="DIY Coconut Milk :: No Gums Fillers, Or Sweeteners">coconut milk
  • 1 cup pureed blueberries
  • ½ cup of avocado oil or olive oil
  • 2 TB of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 TB of vanilla

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING ::

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup softened cream cheese
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups organic powdered pure cane sugar

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk the flours, sugar, baking soda, xanthan gum, salt.
  • In a medium bowl, blend the milk, blueberry puree, oil, vanilla, and vinegar with hand beaters. Do not leave out the vinegar – I know it is a weird ingredient but it reacts with the baking soda to help with the rise since we aren’t using eggs!
  • Pour the wet ingredients into dry ingredients and combine.
  • Scoop the batter into silicone muffin cups lined muffin tins (should make 2 dozen). You can use buttered muffin tins or paper muffin liners if you wish. I will be honest in saying that my experience has been that I get a better rise and finished product using silicone muffin cups with gluten-free baking - they are so inexpensive and a great investment for your kitchen baking!
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Check them around the 20 minute mark in case our ovens run differently.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes. Then take the cupcakes out of the silicone liners and let them cool completely before frosting.
  • Once the cupcakes are completely cooled you can make your frosting. Just put all the ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and beat with hand beaters until smooth. Top each frosted cupcake with a blueberry!
  • And since I usually get the question - this is the cupcake stand I use that you see in the pictures ;)