Valentine's Day

Citrus Sponge Cupcakes (Gluten Free)

January 30, 2020
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Photo by Off The Wheaten Path
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Makes 12 Cupcakes
Author Notes

A delicious treat for celebrations, these Gluten Free Citrus Sponge Cupcakes are light, delicious and the perfect Valentine's Day treat!

Recipe from:
Off The Wheaten Path

What You'll Need
  • 2 Extra Large Eggs
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 1 cup GF 1:1 Baking Flour or Regular Flour
  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup cups Milk or Dairy Free option
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Infused Coconut Oil or Vegetable Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if using regular flour or your blend already contains gum)
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons sprinkles of choice (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a 12 cup cupcake pan with liners and set aside.
  2. Next, prepare your wet and dry ingredients. In a bowl sift together flour, gum, salt and baking powder then set aside. In another bowl or measuring cup combine milk, orange juice, vanilla and coconut oil then set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat the eggs for 4 mins with the paddle attachment over medium to high speed.
  4. Add the sugar, and beat again for another 4-5 minutes until mixture is light and fluffy.
  5. Reduce the mixer to low, add the flour and mix until just combined. Add the milk mixture and beat again just to combine the ingredients.
  6. If adding sprinkles, add them now and fold in gently.
  7. Using a cup measure, divide the batter evenly among the 12 prepared muffin cups. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until the edges of the cupcakes are just golden and a toothpick stuck through the center comes out clean.
  8. Once finshed, remove cupcakes from pan and cool completely on a cooling rack. Top with your favourite buttercream and serve.

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