You can bite into this dreamy Gluten-Free Orange Cupcake in less than an hour. There are only nine ingredients in this tender, citrus infused orange cupcake and this recipe is incredibly easy to make.
It’s summer!!! And my creative baking side is in full force as we enter into the hottest months of the year. Each week I am working on new recipes and developing new ideas for baked goods that my family can enjoy (and that you can enjoy).
Although I prefer not to turn on the oven during the summer months, I couldn’t help but make these Gluten-Free Orange Cupcakes.
This recipe is super simple to make and it delivers the perfect orange cupcakes. The tender cupcakes with fresh orange make these cupcakes perfect any time of year, not just in the summer.
Gluten Free Orange Cupcakes
I love making cupcakes, and what better excuse to make cupcakes than my birthday? I don’t have a favorite kind of cake – all cake is my favorite! I love everything from chocolate, vanilla, and lemon to these gluten-free orange cupcakes.
Because oranges are in season, I decided to whip up a batch of these gluten-free orange cupcakes to help me celebrate my big day. It’s not a milestone birthday or anything like that, but I do like to have a reason to eat cupcakes.
This recipe makes 12 amazing cupcakes. If you want to make more, simply double the batch. I haven’t tried making this recipe into cake yet but when I do, I’ll update the instructions below.
How to make Orange Cupcakes
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk flour and baking powder; set aside.
- In a separate large mixing bowl, combine oil and sugar.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating between each egg.
- Stir in vanilla extract, orange extract, and orange zest.
- Add the flour mixture and dairy-free milk alternately to the wet ingredients and mix just until combined. Don’t over mix!
- Divide batter among liners, filling 2/3 full (about 1/4 cup of batter per cupcake).
- Bake for 23-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool completely before frosting.
For the full list of instructions and ingredients in these orange cupcakes please see the recipe card below.
Working with Gluten-Free Flours
When working with or measuring gluten-free flour, spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level. Do not scoop your measuring cup into the gluten-free flour. The best method really is to weigh the gluten-free flour but I don’t have the ingredient weights for all my recipes yet.
Making Orange Cupcakes
These cupcakes are extremely easy to make. In less than 20 minutes of prep time and under 30 minutes to bake you will have delicious gluten-free, dairy-free, orange cupcakes.
They have a light citrus flavor. The longer they sit before eating, the stronger the citrus flavor. Orange zest has natural oils in it, that give these cupcakes their flavor, and just like when you bake with lemon, the flavor gets stronger with time.
Did you make these gluten free orange cupcakes? Please leave a comment below letting me know what you thought.
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Serving Size: 1 cupcake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 402 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 68mg Sodium: 149mg Carbohydrates: 57g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 47g Protein: 3g