Gluten Free Old Fashion Cupcakes Recipe

Gluten Free Old Fashion Cupcakes Recipe

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Tiffany Whittaker


Delicious Gluten free old fashioned cupcakes. Not suitable for kids, they do contain whiskey. You could try my Orange creme cupcakes if you want something kid friendly. Obtained from simply gluten free website.


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15 Min
20 Min


  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter at room temp
  • 1 c
  • 2 large
  • 1 1/2 c
    gluten free old fashion cupcakes recipe
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    freshly squeezed orange juice (from 1 – 2 oranges)
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • ·
    zest of 1 orange, finely grated

  • 1 c
    unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3-4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/4 c
  • 6
    dashes angostura bitters
  • ·
    zest of 1 orange, finely grated
  • 3
    orange slices; cut in quarters
  • 12
    maraschino cherries; patted dry

How to Make Gluten Free Old Fashion Cupcakes Recipe


  1. Orange Whisky Cupcakes
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard muffin tin with paper cupcake liners
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixer, preferably fitted with the paddle attachment, until light and fluffy – about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk.

    Combine the milk, orange juice, whiskey and vanilla. It is ok if it starts to look a little curdled
  4. With the mixer on low, had half the flour mixture to the butter, then the milk mixture and finally the rest of the flour. Add the orange zest and mix. Using a spatula, make sure the batter is fully mixed. Divide the batter into the prepared muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes or until they feel springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes in the pan then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling. While the cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting.
  5. Old Fashion Frosting
    Combine the butter, 3 cups powdered sugar and salt in a mixer, preferably fitted with the paddle attachment. Start the mixer on low, then increase the speed to medium and beat until fluffy, about a minute. Add the whiskey, bitters, and orange zest and mix. Add more powdered sugar, a little at a time, until the frosting is of a spreadable consistency.
  6. Generously frost the cooled cupcakes and garnish each with a quartered orange slice and a maraschino cherry.

    A gluten free recipe that makes 12 cupcakes.

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About Gluten Free Old Fashion Cupcakes Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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