Vanilla Cupcakes with EASY Dairy Free Frosting

8:00 AM

Y'all. This recipe almost didn't happen.

Just a little peek into my blogging process. I like to create and make recipes a week ahead of when I post them. JUST in case something happens and I don't like the outcome or it's a complete disaster.
Last week I ran out of time to make the recipe for this week so this past Sunday before I started SuperBowl prepping I tried to whip up a sweet treat for my Valentines Day post this week.
It did not come out the way I wanted it too. It was tasty but boy was it UGLY.  I mean, there was no amount of Lightroom that could touch up that creation.

Luckily, I wasn't 100% sold on the first recipe so I made sure to have my trusty back up, cupcakes.
You all seem to love my easy cupcake recipes so why not just stick to the old faithful.
This recipe is a little different though as I made the icing from scratch, but it is so easy you won't even miss the store-bought stuff.
Gluten Free and Dairy Free Vanilla CupCakes with Dairy Free Frosting
I'm all for simplistic allergy friendly baking. Hence why I'm not ashamed to raise my hand and say "I use pre-made cake mix!" This time around I used Bob's Red Mill yellow cake mix to make the perfect cupcakes.
Of course, I added my own little flavoring to make them special. 
Gluten Free and Dairy Free Vanilla CupCakes with Dairy Free Frosting

Gluten Free and Dairy Free Vanilla CupCakes with Dairy Free Frosting

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Gluten Free Vanilla CupCakes with Dairy Free Frosting
Who doesn't like a good moist vanilla cupcake with tasty frosting!? This recipe is so easy your dog could make it!
  • 1 Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix of your choice*
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup room temperture Earth Balance Butter Sticks
  • 3/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Make cupcakes according to directions on the mix box. Add in vanilla extract (1 tsp) to batter and mix.Bake the cupcakes according to the directions and allow them to cool completely.While your cupcakes are cooling, make your icingIn a mixer, blend butter and slowly add in powdered sugar. The frosting is a buttercream base so if you don't like a strong butter taste add more powdered sugar.Once blended add in vanilla extract (3/4 tsp) and mix more until smoothTop your cupcakes with frosting and serve (or eat) immediately.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 18 CupCakes

Do you have a classic and simple recipe you love to make? 
Yellow Cake and Cupcakes have always been my favorite! 

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  1. These cupcakes are so adorable! Love the colour. I have a date with these on Valentine's Day ;)

  2. The frosting is always my favorite part! I love Valentine's Day

  3. These cupcakes look DELICIOUS.

  4. Don't those earth balance products make the best dairy free frosting?! When I was dairy free I used them to make my son's first birthday cake and it was AMAZING.

  5. I love how easy these cupcakes are! Your homemade icing looks perfect and so tasty! These are a great treat for Valentine’s Day!

  6. YUM. I might be licking the screen -these look amazing

  7. Okay YUM! Love how easy it is to make a dairy-free option and still be just as delicious!

  8. They look so good! And easy too! Not a lot of ingredients which is nice.

  9. My daughter loves to bake and cupcakes are one of her favorites to make.


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