Red Velvet Gluten Free Cupcakes


Red Velvet Cupcakes

Struggling with your gluten free diet because you feel you can no longer eat some of your favourite cakes?

Once you get more confident with gluten free baking, you might just find that a packet cake mix plus a bit of tweaking could just be the answer.

Cup Cakes

1 pkt Basco Golden Butter Cake Mix

2 eggs

3 tablespoons softened butter/margarine

2/3 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

2 tablespoons cocoa, sifted

1 tablespoon red food colouring


125 g cream cheese

25 g unsalted butter, softened

60 g icing sugar mix

1 ½ teaspoons milk


Cup Cakes

Place all ingredients in a large bowl and with an electric beater, mix on low until all ingredients are combined.

Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.

Divide batter between cupcake papers.

Bake in a moderate oven 180 C (fan forced 160C) for 15 – 20 minutes until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool.


Place cream cheese and butter in a bowl and beat for 8 – 10 minutes with an electric mixer.  Add icing sugar and beat for a further 5 – 6 minutes until smooth.  Add the milk and beat until just combined. Top the cupcakes with the icing.