Gluten-Free Citrus Chocolate Cupcakes

My son loves these cupcakes and I’ve been meaning to post the recipe for awhile now. These also happen to be dairy and egg free. I usually make up a big batch and keep a bunch in the freezer so I have them ready for birthdays and school functions. He calls these his bumpy cupcakes 🙂

Gluten Free Citrus Chocolate Cupcakes (also egg and dairy free!)

Citrus Chocolate Cupcakes

1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour blend*
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup water
3 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life Foods brand)
1 1/2 tsp icing sugar

In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Combine the OJ, water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips. Coat muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray; fill half full with batter. Bake at 375 degrees for 13-16 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan to wire rack to cool completely. Just before serving, sprinkle with icing sugar. Yield: 1 dozen.

Gluten Free Citrus Chocolate Cupcakes 2

*This is the gluten free flour mix that I use regularly and have experienced the best results with. I use it to replace regular flour cup for cup in any recipe. I make up a big batch of it and keep it in the fridge to have on hand when I need it.

All Purpose GF Flour Mix

1 cup brown rice flour
1 1/4 cup white rice flour
1/4 cup potato starch
2/3 cup tapioca starch
3/4 cup sweet rice flour
1/3 cup cornstarch
2 tsp xantham gum

Gluten Free Citrus Chocolate Cupcakes (also egg and dairy free)


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18 Responses to Gluten-Free Citrus Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. 1
    The Roost says

    OK, my mouth is watering. I am with your son…..those look great. Thanks:0)

  2. 2
    Marianne says

    Thank you so so much for this recipe. Earlier this month I found out that myself and my 20mth old daughter are Celiac, as well as allergic to soy, casein and eggs.

    What a great recipe and I actually just bought those choc chips at the health food store!

  3. 3
    Kristin says

    I didn’t know your son was GF! Mine too! I can’t wait to try these. Have you checked out

  4. 4
    Recritique.comr says

    I am passing these along to my friend that is alergic to wheat. Thanks so much.

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  5. 5
    Sherida says

    What a great recipe. I am also passing it along to a friend who is gluten-free.

  6. 6
    chupieandjsmama says

    Looks yummy!! I’ll have to try these (maybe tonight….maybe for me:D)

  7. 7
    Heavenly Homemaker says

    Well, yummy! So glad you have a great recipe like that for him to enjoy!

    Okay, what IS xanthum gum and where do you get it? I’ve seen it listed in ingredient lists, but what is it?!

  8. 8
    Tricia says

    Thanks for another goodie! We are building our collection of GF recipes. Still new at it. So, this will be another to try. Appreciate you sharing one of your favorites.

  9. 9
    fidget says

    I’m always happy to see a GF recipe! I’ll have to give these a try soon. I love chocolate paired with citrus

    for the comment a few above – xantham gum is a binding agent that helps give gluten free foods a little more elasticity and chewiness so it’s a little closer to what many people are used to (ie gluten-y foods)

  10. 10
    amy says

    i so wish i’d looked at this a few days go!!! DS bday is today. this morning i made 2 goodies..1st batch cupcakes and 2nd batch cake. never bake before coffee. i used all tapioca starch by mistake instead of my ‘blend’..and i left out the baking soda. a bit um..chewy;0 the cake is great. i plan on posting it in a day or two.

  11. 11
    Sarah says

    I passed this along to a celiac friend. Thanks!

  12. 12
    valley mom says

    Mmm…. I’m going to try these with Spelt flour, I bet that would work too. It’s my favorite gluten-free flour and it seems to work very well as a substitute in any recipe I’ve ever tried it in. These are going to be good for a choco-fix!

  13. 14
    kel says

    Hi Orgjunkie! I love your website! I have used many of your ideas and recipes. I have Celiac Disease and was wondering what do you feed your son for dinner when you all are having foods he’s allergic to? After 4 yrs at this gluten free life, I’m still working thru that often! Thanks-kel

  14. 15
    Briana says

    Oh thanks for this! I sent it to my friend who is allergic to gluten and dairy. 🙂

  15. 16
    MG says

    Have you ever tried using sorghum? I’m a bit torn because a lot of sites say not to use only rice flours…but your recipe for GF flour mix has nothing else but. Is it because of a bad experience? (I just bought a ton of different flours and wanted your opinion before I mix them together!)

  16. 17
    Sarah says

    Tried these tonight with King Arthur’s GF mix and substituted grape seed oil. The tops got crunchy a little. Is this normal? Inside was soft and moist.


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