SnickerDoodle Cupcakes - Gluten and Dairy Free

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A couple weeks ago I got to try Color Garden plant-based food coloring a couple weeks ago over on my Instagram. I shared a quick recipe for a super easy boxed SnickerDoodle cupcake.

I am not a baker.

I will always be the first to tell you that. I love a good boxed cupcake/muffin/cake mix that I can doctor up and make special. It's just much easier for me to do that then try to mix 5 different flours to make a dozen gluten-free cupcakes. 

That's where these SnickerDoodle cupcakes came about.
1. I wanted to top the cupcakes with some colored icing. 2.I wanted to have fall inspired cupcakes without the hard work (i know, I'm lazy).

You can use other colored dye if you aren't particular. However, I highly HIGHLY recommend spending the couple more dollars to buy the color garden brand.

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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes - Gluten free + Vegan
Super easy boxed snickerdoodle cupcakes
  • 1 box Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix*
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Icing*
  • Optional Colored Dye
Make cupcakes according to box (including baking temperature and time)After making the batter - add cinnamon and nutmeg* and mixPour batter into cupcake liners- Bake according to box instructions.Sprinkle Cinnamon Sugar on topAfter the cupcakes are baked in cooled, top with your colored icing (or plain icing if you don't want colored icing)
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 10-12 cupcakes

*I used Cherry Brook Gluten Free Yellow cake mix with Earth Balance Butter
* I also used simple mills frosting/icing 


  1. After discovering recently that gluten was one of the many things that I can no longer consume, I am seeking out things like this. I hope to try this out soon. Thanks for posting.

    1. Good luck! It's definitely easier to be gluten free now then it used to be! Let me know how this recipe goes for you! <3

    2. So, I've not made these myself yet, but my mother-in-law (Nancy) made some for Thanksgiving, and they were really good!


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