Chocolate Cupcakes Gluten-Dairy-Egg-Free are delicious and freeze well.
Chocolate Cupcakes Gluten-Egg-Dairy-Free
Who does not enjoy a good chocolate cupcake? I have always enjoyed chocolate desserts. Going gluten, egg, and dairy-free due to food allergies can leave someone feeling like they will not have a sweet dessert again. That is so wrong! If you have chosen to go gluten, dairy, or egg-free by choice that is fine. If you have food allergies this will hopefully help you with your sweet tooth.
Pamela’s Chocolate Cake Mix is a gluten-free cake mix that I enjoy using for baking. You can find this cake mix in the gluten-free section of the store. Some grocery stores have gluten-free sections while others put gluten-free items with items that have gluten in them. You will have to look.
This recipe calls for eggs, oil, and water to mix up just like regular cake mixes with gluten in them. Now if you are allergic to eggs you will need to use an egg substitute. The egg substitute I enjoy using is Just Eggs. You find it in the egg section of the grocery store. It is usually on the top shelf or upper level of the shelves of the store. You need to pay attention to when it expires. Once you open the Just Eggs, you have one week to use it. Just Eggs is a great plant-based egg substitute.
You may have people who think that it may taste bad to bake gluten-egg-dairy-free items. Baked items have changed a lot in the last several years. You can bake items that if you did not tell anyone, they would not know it was gluten-egg-dairy-free.
Whisk or Spoon?
Start with the eggs. Then put the oil in. Using the same measuring cup, put the water in. Next, pour the chocolate cake mix into the bowl. You need to mix the mixture up, but you do not want to over mix the mixture. Wondering what that means, right? Use a spoon or a whisk. I choose a whisk because the first word on the directions is “whisk”.
What’s the difference between a spoon and a whisk? Well, the way the whisk is designed, it will add air into the batter when you use it to mix. It will make the batter fluffy. You do NOT want to over mix it. That means you stop when there are no longer any dry ingredients to combine with the wet ingredients. When you overbeat a mixture, it can make the mixture heavy.
Baking Directions to Follow
Bake the cupcakes according to the package. If you are at a higher elevation (that is over 5,000 feet above sea level) make sure you follow the instructions on the package for what to add and how long to bake. Cool the cupcakes. These will freeze well. If you are baking for someone with allergies you can bake these and freeze them. Next time they want a dessert, just take one out of the freezer, and defrost it in the microwave. Top the cupcakes with frosting or ganache or fresh fruit or have them plain.