Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

This is my go-to chocolate cupcake recipe for parties because kids love the light, fluffy texture. You know you are onto a winner when your kids ask you to “Save some for after school tomorrow, pleeease!” The combination of gluten-free flour and almond meal in this chocolate cupcake delivers a soft, bouncy sponge compared to flourless chocolate cupcakes which are fudgier and denser. I personally love both textures and bake according to my chocolate mood (there are many).

3.75 from 4 votes
Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream
Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Course: Dessert
Servings: 14 cupcakes
Calories: 472 kcal
For the Cupcakes:
  • 100 grams 70% dark baking chocolate chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • cups brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder or raw cacao powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
For the Chocolate Buttercream:
  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • cups powdered sugar
  • 100 grams 70% dark baking chocolate melted
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Melt chocolate and milk over low heat in a saucepan. Cool slightly.
  3. Beat butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, while beating.
  4. Add almond meal, flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder, and mix to combine. Add melted chocolate mixture and mix to combine.
  5. Spoon the batter into a lightly greased muffin pan and bake for 20 minutes. Let cool.
  6. To make the chocolate buttercream, beat butter and powdered sugar until creamed. Add cooled melted chocolate and beat to combine. Frost the cooled cupcakes and serve.
Recipe Notes

Tip: If your buttercream icing is too dry, add a splash of milk and if it is too wet, add more icing sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 472 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Potassium 185mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 43g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 13.6%
Calcium 10%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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