Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcakes
 
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A light, fluffy, gluten free, chocolaty, cupcake with a sweet cream cheese frosting.
Serves: 12 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups Gluten Free Flour Mix (I used Trader Joe's)
  • 1 tsp. xanthan gum
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 1 tbsp. canola or butter flavored olive oil
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ tsp.pure vanilla extract
  • 1½ tsp. red velvet food coloring or 1 tbsp. red food coloring
  • ½ cup + 1 Tbsp. nonfat milk
  • ½ tsp. white distilled vinegar
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, reduced fat, room temperature
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup confectioners sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a standard muffin tin with muffin liners (I used the foil liners); set aside.
  3. In a bowl sift together flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, salt and unsweetened cocoa powder; set aside.
  4. In a liquid measuring cup, add milk, vinegar,mix together; set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, beat the butter, applesauce oil and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg whites and vanilla extract. Beat in food coloring. Slowly beat in milk mixture and flour mixture, alternating between them.
  6. Fill prepared muffin tins ¾ way full with batter. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until the center of the cupcake come out clean with a toothpick.
  7. Let the cupcakes cool on a cooling rack.
  8. Meanwhile, to make the frosting. In a bowl, add cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until light and fluffy. Pipe or spread the frosting over the cupcakes. Decorate with sprinkles if desired.
Notes
Note: You can make this non-gluten-free by subbing cake flour with the GF flour and taking out the xanthan gum.

In my opinion I think these cupcakes tastes best eaten the day you make them.

Calories per cupcake: 191, Fat: 8, Cholesterol: 20, Sodium: 157, Potassium: 29, Carbs: 28, Fiber: .02, Sugar: 17.8, Protein: 2.5

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Serving size: 1 cupcake
Recipe by Peanut Butter and Peppers at http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2014/02/07/gluten-free-red-velvet-cupcakes/