Gluten free chocolate and cayenne cupcakes

    33 min

    These gluten-free chocolate cupcakes are made with rice flour. A teaspoon of cayenne adds a bit of a kick! Perfect for anyone who loves chocolate and spice!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 115g unsalted butter, softened
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 235g rice flour
    • 20g cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 4 tablespoons milk

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:18min  ›  Ready in:33min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a 12-hole cupcake tin with paper cases.
    2. Beat butter and sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer or using an electric hand mixer on high speed until creamy and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extract and mix well.
    3. Mix rice flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and bicarbonate of soda into creamed butter mixture and mix on low speed until flour is moistened; increase speed to medium and mix until there are no longer lumps. Reduce mixer speed to low and add milk; mix until chocolate batter is well blended. Fill each paper cupcake case with about 3 tablespoons of the chocolate batter.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes.


    Cinnamon buttercream is my preferred frosting for these cupcakes, but you could do spicy chocolate, plain chocolate or just vanilla!

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    Still fairly new to baking with rice flour, but I had a a lot that needed to be used so I tried my hand at this. I also had some plain low-fat yogurt to use up, so I subbed it for the milk. I used some leftover cream cheese frosting on top of the cupcakes. Added a few almonds to half of the batch in the last five or so minutes of baking. Could have been a tad more moist, but I still thoroughly enjoyed them.  -  30 Dec 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great but dry andy mouth was engulfed in hellfire  -  30 Dec 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These cupcakes were sweet at first and spicy at the end  -  07 May 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)