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Gluten free maple apple cupcake recipe

For my second batch of Halloween cupcakes I made apple and maple syrup flavoured cupcakes swirled with a creamy vanilla buttercream icing. I served them on my Halloween 'Think Pink' candy table.

Gluten Free

12 Cupcakes


Gluten free maple apple cupcakes

  1. Line muffin tray with paper cases.

  2. Beat flour, butter, eggs, cinnamon and maple syrup in a bowl with an electric mixer until mixture is a pale colour.

  3. Stir in apple and divide the mixture between the paper cases.

  4. Place in preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.

  5. Remove from oven and place cakes on wire rack to cool.

Vanilla buttercream

  1. Using the paddle attachment on your food mixer, beat the butter and vanilla essence until soft

  2. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth

  3. Add the remaining icing sugar and beat until creamy and smooth

To decorate

  1. Add pink food colouring to butter icing, mixing thoroughly.

  2. Put coloured butter icing into a piping bag with small nozzle.

  3. When cakes are cool, pipe butter cream icing in peaks on top.

  4. Sprinkle glitter on top using a small paintbrush.

  5. Stick cupcake topper in top.


Gluten free maple apple cupcakes

  • 150g gluten free self raising flour

  • 60g butter (unsalted, at room temperature)

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 tsp cinnamon (ground)

  • 60ml maple syrup

  • 200g apples (grated)

Vanilla buttercream

  • 225g icing sugar (sifted)

  • 1 tsp vanilla (extract)

  • 225g butter (unsalted)

To Decorate


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