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Gluten Free Spice Cupcakes

A small batch of Gluten Free Spice Cupcakes made with an almond flour blend and full of cozy spices.  The cupcakes are tender and moist and finished with a Apple Spice Cream Cheese Frosting for a harmonious blend of holiday flavors.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Almond Flour, Cupcakes, Fall Spices, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Small Batch
High Altitude Adjustment: May not require full bake time. Start checking for doneness at minimum bake time if noted.
Servings: 4 Cupcakes
Author: Erin Cernich


  • 1 - Muffin/Cupcake Pan


Vanilla Cupcakes

Apple Spice Cream Cheese Frosting


Spice Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees and adjust the oven rack to the middle position. Line the muffin/cupcake pan with 4 cupcake liners.
  • In a medium bowl, add the egg, milk, molasses, brown sugar, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk until fully incorporated.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, arrowroot flour, coconut flour, tapioca flour, spices, baking powder and soda, and salt.
  • Sprinkle the dry ingredients over the wet ingredients and whisk until combined and no dry streaks remain.
  • Pour the cupcake batter equally into the prepared pan with liners. Bake the cupcakes for 20 to 22 minutes, or until the cupcakes are springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. 
  • Cool the cupcakes in the pan set on a wire cooling rack for 5 minutes. Then transfer the cupcakes to the wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Apple Spice Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a small blender or food processor, pulse the freeze dried apples to a fine powder. It may take half of a 1.25 ounce bag to get the amount needed for the frosting.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the cream cheese and heavy cream. Use a hand held mixer on medium speed to beat until smooth and creamy. Sprinkle in the apple powder, cinnamon, and powdered sugar. Beat on low speed to incorporate, then turn up to medium until and beat until the frosting is thick and fluffy. Note - Add more powdered sugar if you prefer a thicker frosting, and more apple powder if you prefer a stronger apple flavor.
  • The frosting is ready to use right away, or can be covered and refrigerated until ready to use.
  • Pipe or spread the frosting onto cooled cupcakes, top with festive sprinkles (optional!), and Enjoy!