From Hostess knockoffs to mini strawberry shortbreads, treat yourself to one of these 33 gluten-free cupcake recipes!
No more sugar comas after birthday parties or stomach aches after the bake sale. Through recipe trial and error, these tried-and-true Paleo cupcake recipes are here to the rescue.
We bet anyone that you share them with won’t even be able to tell they’re grain-free. Plus, let’s face it, cupcakes are made to be shared! Whether you prefer red velvet or want to go to town on a chocolate ganache-topped dessert, you can have your cupcake – and eat it too!
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3-Ingredient Sweet Potato Frosting
First things first: Whip up a batch of this hearty, healthy frosting to slather on all your favorite cuppy-cake recipes.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | 3-Ingredient Sweet Potato Frosting
Sticky Date Pudding Cupcakes
This creative recipe uses date pudding to frost the cupcakes!
Recipe: Eat Drink Paleo | Sticky Date Pudding Cupcakes
Paleo Eggnog Cupcakes
Eggnog cupcakes topped with creamy vanilla frosting? Yes, please!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Paleo Eggnog Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red Velvet cupcakes are a fad that just won’t die, but hey, we’re not complaining.
Recipe: Paleo Running Momma | Red Velvet Cupcakes
Copycat Hostess Cupcakes
A healthier, tastier take on a classic treat.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Copycat Hostess Cupcakes
Paleo Lemon Cupcakes
We can’t imagine anything more delectable than these lemony coconut flour treats.
Recipe: Peanut Butter Fingers | Paleo Lemon Cupcakes
Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Maple Vanilla Frosting
The combined flavors of pink velvet and maple totally have our mouths watering.
Recipe: Civilized Caveman Cooking | Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Maple Vanilla Frosting
Coconut Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream
This recipe is for the folks who want their chocolate with a side of chocolate.
Recipe: Divine Sustenance | Coconut Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream
Bake up these Samoa cupcakes when it’s Girl Scout Cookie season so you don’t feel like you’re missing out!
Recipe: Hold the Grain | Samoa Cupcakes
Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes
If you leave these out for Santa instead of cookies, somehow we think he won’t complain.
Recipe: Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind | Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes
Yellow Cake Cupcakes
Less is more in this cute yellow cupcake recipe for those of you who love vanilla.
Recipe: A Girl Worth Saving | Yellow Cake Cupcakes
Chocolate Hazelnut Zucchini Cupcakes
Trick yourself into eating another serving of vegetables with these fudgy bites.
Recipe: The Paleo Mom | Chocolate Hazelnut Zucchini Cupcakes
If you want cupcakes for dinner too, enjoy this meaty variation.
Recipe: Wellness Mama | Meatloaf Cupcakes
Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Mocha Buttercream
The bold flavor of coffee gives these cupcakes an unforgettable kick.
Recipe: A Calculated Whisk | Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Mocha Buttercream
Flourless Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes
Warning: You’ll want seconds of this one.
Recipe: Kim’s Cravings | Flourless Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes
Guava Cupcakes with Whipped Guava Frosting
These tropical treats are the perfect balance between tart and sweet.
Recipe: Plated with Style | Guava Cupcakes with Whipped Guava Frosting
Paleo / Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes
Frost these almond butter cupcakes with a chocolatey almond butter frosting and call it a day.
Recipe: Almost Supermom | Paleo / Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes
Dandelion Lemon Cupcakes
Here’s a reason to get out there and pick some dandelions! They’ll create some beautifully yellow cupcakes that are almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
Recipe: Forest and Fauna | Dandelion Lemon Cupcakes
Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
These cupcakes are jam-packed with goodness.
Recipe: Paleo Running Momma | Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
Flourless Nut Butter Churro Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting
We’re drooling over the mix of coconut, almond butter, and cinnamon flavors.
Recipe: Cotter Crunch | Flourless Nut Butter Churro Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting
Snickerdoodle Paleo Cupcakes
Any fan of the cookie is definitely going to get excited over these bad boys.
Recipe: My Natural Family | Snickerdoodle Paleo Cupcakes
Healthier Carrot Cake Cupcakes
The more carroty the carrot cake, the better!
Recipe: Texan Erin | Healthier Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting
Make these for a Halloween party and let the compliments roll in.
Recipe: Paleo Running Momma | Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting
Paleo Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes
Nothing says decadence quite like the romantic combo of chocolate and raspberry.
Recipe: Empowered Sustenance | Paleo Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes
Classic Vanilla Cupcakes
You can never go wrong with a classic vanilla cupcake recipe.
Recipe: Paleo Grubs | Classic Vanilla Cupcakes
Lemon Curd Cupcakes
You won’t be able to “curd” your enthusiasm for these goodies.
Recipe: Paleo Grubs | Lemon Curd Cupcakes
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcake with Coconut Whipped Cream Frosting
Why settle for a cupcake or a chocolate chip cookie when you can have both?
Recipe: Paleo Running Momma | Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcake with Coconut Whipped Cream Frosting
Blueberry Coconut Cream
Blueberry and coconut cream are a total dream team.
Recipe: Food Faith Fitness | Blueberry Coconut Cream
Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
If you need a Valentine’s Day recipe, look no further!
Recipe: A Saucy Kitchen | Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache
It’s hard to go wrong with white cake and chocolate frosting, just sayin’!
Recipe: Paleo Running Momma | Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache
Thin Mint Cupcakes
Everyone’s favorite Girl Scout Cookie gets a Paleo-cupcake makeover!
Recipe: Hold the Grain | Thin Mint Cupcakes
Maple Bacon Cupcakes
The bacon is baked into these cupcakes, then gets topped with bacon buttercream. YUM!
Recipe: Food Faith Fitness | Maple Bacon Cupcakes
Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Frosting
Chocolate and pumpkin anything is always a good (and delicious) idea.
Recipe: Paleo Grubs | Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Frosting
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