Lets Bake A Cupcake

Well Folks here we are again with the next instalment of Back to Basics. Posts to inspire you and to have in your back pocket for those difficult house guests, family , friends or downright unruly πŸ˜‚

Lets Bake A Fully Intolerant Cupcake,

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free and Vegan 😜

Nothing beats a Simple Cupcake, made well, and with that extra special ingredient. ………


The basic human right to enjoy the deliciousness with family and friends, so together today I’m going to give you the opportunity to do one bake and not to have ‘ oh no I’ve got to do a bake for……..’ moment.

Of course you could do that and send them home with a stash for the freezer…….I’m actually liking that idea tooπŸ˜‚

Right lets get our ‘ Big Girl (or Boy I’m not sexist πŸ™ˆ) Pants’,on and

LET’S DO THIS……………I know you really want too.

Ooooo and pretty pictures of course because that’s mandatoryπŸ’•πŸ’•

Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Tofu Frosting, couldn’t you????? I could 😍


Vanilla cupcakes with Chocolate Tofu Frosting

A Light Fluffy Vanilla Cupcake with Oh So Chocolatey Frosting GF, DF, V

This recipe will make 10 to 12 Cupcakes, muffin tins vary slightly inside so best err on the side of caution at 10 and if you are lucky you will get a couple of bonus bakes Do not be tempted to take these out early, they are a moist cupcake that will tolerate a little longer in the oven if you are unsure


  • 275g Gluten Free Plain Flour ( Dove Farm UK or Pilsbury US cup for Cup)
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum ( omit if your blend contains it )
  • 225g Caster Sugar
  • 200ml Oil of Choice ( I used Sunflower for these)
  • 200ml Dairy Free Milk ( Soya or Rice for me. Avoid Nut its to over powering )
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Tofu Frosting


  • 300g Silken Tofu
  • 200g Dairy Free GF Chocolate of choice
  • 2 tbsp Agave Syrup or Maple
  • Double these three ingredients if you want ‘ big frosting tops ‘


  1. Preheat the oven to 160 C Convection / 180 C / 350 F
  2. Place cupcake Liners in a 12 hole muffin tin
  3. Sift the Flour, Baking Powder and Xanthan Gum into a Bowl
  4. Stir in the sugar
  5. In a separate jug or bowl combine the Milk, Oil and Vanilla extract with a whisk to combine
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and whisk until the batter is smooth, this can be done in a stand mixer if required on medium speed
  7. Spoon or using a cookie scoop place the batter into the cupcake cases. Only 3/4 full, these babies rise !!!!!!!
  8. Bake for 20 minutes until well risen and firm to touch or a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean.
  9. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then transfer onto a wire rack to cool for one hour before frosting
  10. To make the frosting, blend the tofu in a blender, with stick or bench top for 1 minute until silky and smooth
  11. Melt the chocolate either over a simmering pan of water with a bowl snuggly fitting the pan, but the base not touching the water. Or in ten second bursts in the microwave until its melted
  12. Add to the tofu, with 2 tablespoons of Agave syrup or Maple syrup
  13. Blitz until combined, with the blender or spatula
  14. Decorate to the best of your ability and if all else fails throw on some sprinkles πŸ˜‚

Well Folks it’s really that simple, honestly. I’ve decorated these appropriately because a hidden ingredient here is …….. caramel flavouring……. yummy, but that was just the choice on this occasion. one teaspoon to the batter covers and flavour.

Now you may ask why am I not concerned about that loss of curved edge ? Because you cover it in frosting and when you look at the crumbporn you will soon realise why……………bet you didn’t even realise, but I’ve looked and inspected that many regular baking pictures I’m quite an expert πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

If you don’t fancy this frosting how about https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/vanilla-buttercream/ just use 80% of the butter amount please for dairy free fat swap or it tends to be a tad greasy and that’s not nice πŸ˜‚ a friend told me that one,πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ shes good πŸ˜‚

or what about https://www.gretchensveganbakery.com/aquafaba-swiss-buttercream-recipe/ it’s fab 😍😍

And of course there is Ermine Frosting 😍😍😍😍 introduced to my by one of my international baking friends Anna. Simple Swap outs and you’ve got a real deal………….but as I keep saying Frostings are a whole blog post of their own, but I’m underhand and conditioning your thinking to think out the ABC mentality , especially where intolerance baking is concerned.

Less Sweet Flour Buttercream (aka: Ermine Buttercream)

As you will see, I had fun with natural light on these photographs, the sun was shinning in the cauldron and I love shadowing and the effects it creates in natural light. These photos are totally unfiltered or edited…………my favourite way to show you the truth.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post.

Comments, Feedback, or just a Hi are welcome.

I’ve installed the Pinterest button too this week so you can save the pretty pictures if you require. Shout out to https://jensbakingadventures.home.blog/recipes/ for her technical help on that one #bloggersunite and Anne for the suggestion as she’s the #pinterestguru

Don’t forget you can sign up for an email, or click the follow button if you’re on WordPress and you will get the next instalment as soon as it’s published.

And feel free to let your fingers do the talking and share the post amongst your family friends or enemies if needs be πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

If you make these cupcakes, let me know, tag me Insta – clarescauldron , drop me a line @clarescauldron , #everyoneshouldenjoycake or leave me a comment.

Right you’ve been obliging, you’ve read the post, now for the pretty pictures as a reward πŸ˜‚, with descriptive captions and coordinating ,appropriately placed Sprinkles πŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ’•

Naked Frosting 😎
So creamy, so devine πŸ’œ Who says Tofu Isn’t Sexy

Rack them up
Twirl it round
Always room for Strategically Placed Sprinkles
Could you ?????
Ultimate Crumbporn 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

Author: clarescauldron

UK first time blogger. Intolerance baking is my passion. Hobbiest but a tad obsessedπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

18 thoughts on “Lets Bake A Cupcake”

  1. Clare those cupcakes look delicious! Even the β€˜tolerant’ would love them! I must try your tofu frosting one day. πŸ’œ


  2. That #crumbporn shot has me drooling! Thanks for the detailed baking notes. They make it so easy to follow.


  3. Clare! I got a shoutout 😱😱😱😱! I am so very honored. The crumbporn on these is absolutely superb and I simply must try the tofu frosting!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ


    1. Anna why wouldnt you. 😍Your the reason for my Ermine and true to my word any inspirational Ive been personally given will always been recognised.
      You really do need the tofu in your tool box, and Thank you πŸ’œπŸ’œ


  4. Clare, what a beautiful cupcake😍 I’ve never done an intolerance bake so I love reading all of your tips and options. I am saving this because I’m sure I will use it. Your pictures are amazing!!!! Love seeing some mention of our friends in your post tooπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ


  5. Tofu frosting! I need to try this. Awesome post Clare! I love that you have the Pinterest button now too ❀️


  6. Such beautiful cupcakes and I love all the tips to ensure success! …and tofu frosting?!? Brilliant!!β€”who knew? You can be sure I will be trying your recipe! β™₯️


  7. The crumbporn looks absolutely fluffy! I’m very intrigued with your tofu frosting. Lovely photos as always.


  8. Made these today as a request from Erik 😍 he or should I say we loved them πŸ’œπŸ’œ my go to vanilla cupcake from now on!!! So fluffy, so light and saved my eggs πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ I did add mini chocolate chips to half as well and they’re amazing 😍 no frosting needed

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