My Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Hi and welcome back.

I hope you are all having a lovely summer and enjoying time spent out in the sun with friends and family. I enjoy this time of year for that reason.

One thing I love to do is take a treat for us all to enjoy when we are out and about. When I was a child, my mum would regularly make chocolate chip cupcakes as a way to thank my aunt for looking after us over the summer.

With the warm weather ending, I found myself reminiscing about these tasty treats and wondering if I could create a gluten free version. I used to find my chocolate chips would sink and the cakes would become hard and crunchy on top where I had over-baked to counteract the melted gooey chocolate mess left at the bottom.

After many failed attempts to get an even mix of chocolate chips spread through my cakes, I finally stumbled upon this trick. Since then, every single one of my cupcakes have an even layer of chocolate chips and they don’t sink. Do you want to know what it is?

Coat the chocolate chips with a small amount of the flour before adding to your mixture.

It is so simple but it works everytime! I love how my chocolate chip cupcakes come out now and everyone else loves them too.

To make these gluten free cupcakes, simply cream together the butter and sugar as normal before adding the eggs and vanilla. Here is where the trick comes in, add 95% of your sifted flour mix to egg mixture and mix but hold the last 5% back. Once the cake mixture is fully combined, toss the chocolate chips in the remaining flour and add to the cake mix. Stir briefly to combine and then separate into cupcake cases and bake.

I love this recipe so much and hope you do too! Let me know in the comments below which cupcake recipe you miss from before going gluten free and I will try and re-create it. I hope you enjoy. C. -x-

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

A recipe from my childhood adapted to be gluten free. Who can resist a chocolate chip cupcake?
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Snack
Servings 12 Cupcakes


  • 12 case cupcake tray.


  • 124 g cooking butter
  • 120 g gluten free self raising flour
  • 110 g caster sugar
  • 100 g chocolate chips
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp xanthum gum


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until light in colour.
  • Mix the eggs and vanilla extract and add to the butter mixture, stirring to combine.
  • Sift together the: flour, baking powder and xanthum gum.
  • Add 95% of the flour mixture to the egg mixture, stirring to combine.
  • Toss the chocolate chips in the remaining flour.
  • Add chocolate chips to cake mixture, stir briefly to combine.
  • Separate the cake mixture between the cupcake cases and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Leave to cool before serving.


Did you know you can make this recipe dairy free too by using dairy free butter and dairy free chocolate chips?
Keyword chocolate chip cupcakes, cupcakes, gluten free baking, gluten free cupcakes

There you go! A quick and simple gluten free recipe for chocolate chip cupcakes. My friends and family have loved this recipe and it is a good one for kids to help in the kitchen too. If you re-create this recipe, please let me know by tagging my on Instagram using #livingcoeliac or by sharing photos to my Facebook page.

Speak to you next week.



I'm Chrissi, a lover of all things food. I love re-creating and adapting recipes so they are gluten free, looking for new gluten free places to eat and more -x-

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