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A recipe for sugar free, gluten free Cupcakes

Thursday, September 12, 2019

I have created a gluten-free, sugar-free recipe for cupcakes and I couldn't be more thrilled!

My lovely friend, Molly isn’t able to eat any sugar or gluten and has desperately been missing cake.  I set myself a mission to create something delicious that she would be able to eat.

Step forward powdered Erythritol from Pink Sun, which is my greatest discovery for a long time.  Erythritol is a sweet, finely powdered, zero calorie sugar replacement which dissolves like sugar, is 100% non GM and is suitable for vegans, vegetarians and anyone watching their weight.  I simply replaced the sugar with Erythritol and because it is as fine as icing sugar, I could use it for the buttercream too.

I was really pleased with the results and better still, Molly finally got to enjoy some cake again.

For the cakes

225g Butter

225g Erythritol (I used Pink Sun)

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

225g Gluten free self raising flour (I used Dove’s Farm


For the buttercream:

125g butter

250g Erythritol

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 tblsps milk

  • Pre heat the oven to 175C
  • Place paper muffin cases on a muffin tray
  • Beat together the Erythritol and butter until pale and fluffy
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time and add the vanilla extract
  • Fold in the flour and mix well but be gentle with the mixture
  • Spoon the mixture into the cases (about 2 thirds full)
  • Place in the oven and bake for around 12-15 minutes until the cakes are golden brown (when they are cooked, they should spring back into shape when gently pressed and a skewer will come out clean when inserted)
  • Place on a rack to cool

To decorate

  • Beat together the butter and Erythritol until pale and fluffy
  • Add the vanilla extract and milk and beat well
  • Place in a piping bag (just use a spoon if you don’t have a bag)
  • Pipe the buttercream on in swirls or however you fancy
  • Decorate (I used Dr Oetker wafer daisies to keep it sugar-free but you can use whatever you want)


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