It’s the perfect time of year for these gluten-free apple cider cupcakes, which are a treat full of nostalgic fall flavors that will have you reminiscing of your favorite harvest memories. They are a hit with kids and adults and, believe me, nobody would ever know they are gluten free.
1 (15-ounce) bag gluten-free yellow cake mix (TRY: Glutino or King Arthur)*
¼ cup butter (melted)
1 Tbs. ground cinnamon
⅔ cup real apple cider (not from concentrate)
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
⅓ cup real apple cider
4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
2 Tbs. unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 cups powdered sugar
*Alternatively, in place of using a gluten-free yellow cake mix, make your own mix by combining 2¼ cups all-purpose gluten-free flour, 1¼ cups sugar, 1 Tbs. baking powder and 1 tsp. each of salt, baking soda and xanthan gum.
PER SERVING (1 cupcake): 191 cal, 9g fat (3g mono, 1g poly, 5g sat), 56mg chol, 238mg sodium, 54g carb (1g fiber, 39g sugars), 2g protein
SOURCE: The recipe by Chandice Probst is posted by permission of Delicious Living (and its parent company New Hope Network), a trusted voice in the natural living community for 30 years. Photo by Jennifer Olson.