3.15.2011

St Paddy's Day Cupcakes

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Today I headed over to Bob's Red Mill Store to see if I could pick up a few gluten free flours. While I was there I spotted their cake mixes and decided to give the Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix a try. I was a bit skeptical. I've tried the gluten free pancake mix and didn't care much for the texture. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. This cake mix is fantastic. It bakes up light and moist and has a rich chocolate taste. I would eat this even if I wasn't trying to cut out gluten. It's made with garbanzo bean flour. I didn't tell my kids this fact until after their first bite. ;)

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I followed the recipe on the package except for one change. I used strong coffee instead of water for a mocha cupcake. I used almond milk and Smart Balance as well so this recipe is gluten and dairy free. The frosting is a basic creamy white with peppermint and vanilla extracts.

I hope you can find this mix over your way. Pick it up if you can, you'll love it!

Have a fun St Paddy's Day!





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25 comments:

bellini valli said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day Kim!!!!!!! I think these are the perfect ending!!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I love their vibrancy! Great blog, by the way.

Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook said...

I love that you kicked these up with some coffee! My kind of yummy cupcake. These look fabulous.

Ana Rita said...

Happy St.Paddy's Day Kim!
Those are looking delicious and just perfect for a bitte....eheheh

Kisses,
Rita

The Blonde Duck said...

They're so cute!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

You could have fooled me with the garbanzano bean flour. Lovely green cupcakes. Happy St. Paddy's day.
Sam

Chef E said...

I would love to take a big ole bite of that right now...green teeth and all!

Jeannie said...

Wow! I love the green icing on your cupcakes Kim, so gorgeous!

Joanne said...

I was talking to some of my gluten-free friends the other day and apparently chickpea/garbanzo flour is the way to go in terms of gluten free baking. Super quality stuff. So happy these turned out so well!

pigpigscorner said...

THey are so pretty! Love the colour!

Kim said...

I buy the gluten free mixes for my son sometimes. It's great to know that Bob's Red Mill chocolate mix is a good one. These look really pretty.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Mary said...

These really turned out well. They are really gorgeous and I'm sure delicious as well. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Lisa@The Nourishing Homemaker said...

Gluten free! Yeah! They look so cute!

Julie said...

Ridiculously cute, and look delicious! I think I have some gluten free cake mix I've been meaning to try.

Now Serving said...

delicious cakes - happy paddy's day to you too - I am dressed in my green tee ready for my morning yoga class :)

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

You are the cupcake and muffin queen.... they always look so delicious! Happy St. paddy's Day!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

How adorable! I love cupcakes :) Hope you have a great St. Patrick's Day!!!

teresa said...

so so cute!! happy st. paddy's day!

Indie.Tea said...

Oo, those look delicious. Te frosting is exquisite - so holiday-appropriate, so festive.

Angie's Recipes said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day to you too!
Very green and pretty!

momgateway said...

wow! lovely green frosting for this Irish holiday!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Happy St. Patricks Day! Those look wonderful. Wish I could reach through the screen and pop one out.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex, aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Gloria said...

<look absolutely nice! xx gloria

Monet said...

What a great way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The green frosting looks so scrumptious! And the coffee is a great way to make chocolate cupcakes even more delicious and intense. Thank you for sharing this with me. I'm drooling! I hope you have a wonderful Saturday!

Monica said...

Your cupcakes look delicious!! I hope you had a very happy St. Patrick's Day :)

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