Gluten-free goodies: Victoria Sponge Cupcakes

Ever since I’ve stopped eating gluten, finding and tackling the perfect gluten-free dessert has been both a fun and interesting challenge. Of course, there is always the classic flour less chocolate cake, but recently my mom and I have been constantly trying to come up with new and different ideas beyond what we knew. This past weekend a friend of my mom’s who is both an amazing chef and baker, perfected these gluten-free victoria sponge cupcakes. Absolutely delicious and the perfect treat! Even though these cupcakes aren’t sugar-free, I find it’s always important to try and “minimise the damage” – we all have cravings here and there, and we all want to enjoy eating, but, for me it is as important to take care of our bodies as much as we can while doing so! The taste is truly the same, if not better, than any flour infested pastry and I therefore urge each and everyone of you to try making these cupcakes when the occasion arises.

In order to make 24 cupcakes, you will need the following ingredients:

- 8 eggs
- 440 g caster sugar
- 440g gluten free plain flour
- 440g butter
- 4 teaspoons of gluten free baking powder

In order to make the butter icing, you will need the following:

- 500g icing sugar
- 250g butter

And the instructions are as follow:

1. Add the flour and baking powder in small portions alternating with the eggs, keep going until all eggs and flour are well mixed in.

2. Make sure that the mixture is completely smooth.

3. Put the cupcake cups in a cup cake tin, and fill each cup half way.

4. Then, put the tin in the oven which should be preheated to 200 degrees centigrade.

5. Bake the cupcakes for about 15 minutes.

6. In a mixer using the paddle attachement mix the sugar and butter till it forms a smooth paste.

7. Then, add a little water in order to make the process of spreading the icing, easier.

8. Once cupcakes are baked, allow them to cool.

9. Once they are cool spread the icing on top and freely decorate with sprinkles and glitter.


Special thanks to Lady Marmalade.

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12 Responses to Gluten-free goodies: Victoria Sponge Cupcakes

  1. Mayoush says:

    They look absolutely delicious! I will definitely try baking them! Great blog…

  2. Saz says:

    As a gluten free eater, I too have been scouring the internet in search of a yummy gluten free vanilla cake…This is perfect! Can’t wait to try these out, hopefully I’ll be able to ice them as well as you have! xx

  3. Queen Ayzo says:

    ALLAH this is devine

  4. Jess says:

    Sadly, I am not as disciplined as you so I have not perfected the gluten diet yet although this has truly inspired me to start sometime soon. Nevertheless, these cupcakes look delicious and I can’t wait to try one! The recipe seems easy and simple to follow and I love how they are somewhat a healthy solution to an indulging cupcake!!

  5. RR says:

    I love your blog and what an amazing idea!!! I am not a healthy eater but as you say maybe I can try to minimise the damage with these gluten free cup cakes. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!

  6. Joanne says:

    These are so cute! :)


  7. Ayla says:

    I’ve been trying to find good gluten free pastry recipes for months now, but none of them were really that good. I just tried baking a batch of your cupckakes… they’re absolutely delicious!! I can honestly say they taste better than most gluten-containing cupcakes. Thank you!

  8. Booey says:

    These make me want to become gluten-free…! The cakes appear to be very light, an easy fix for a sweet tooth, and perfect with a cup of tea!
    Wonderful idea!

  9. letizia says:

    These seem really good!!!!

  10. Sue says:

    More and more people seem to be gluten intolerant so I’m really pleased to see gluten free recipes that are obviously delicious as well as looking great! When is your cookbook being written?!

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