My Gluten Free Plain Flour cupcakes Recipe

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Hi and welcome back.

Today I thought I would share a tip that has saved my baking journey so much lateyl. I don’t know about you, but I have been struggling to find gluten free self raising flour. My local Marks and Spencer has discontinued gluten free self raising flour and I struggled to find it in other larger Supermarkets. I was running out of hope that I would ever be able to find gluten free self raising flour when a store colleague recommended:

Use gluten free plain flour and add 2 teaspoons baking powder to the recipe.

So simple yet something I hadn’t considered before. I tried it out to great success adapting my simple cupcake recipe to great success. The cakes rose beautifully and held together. There was no odd taste or texture, just the perfect cupcake. Everyone I offered a cupcake to enjoyed them and most didn’t realise they were gluten free! I hope this blog post helps you. C. -x-

Prep time: 15 minutes; Baking time: 15 minutes; Serves: 12 – 15


  • 124g stork cooking butter.
  • 110g caster sugar.
  • 120g gluten free self raising flour.
  • 2 medium size eggs.
  • pinch salt.
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthum gum.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla.
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Doves Farm gluten free plain flour


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Mix butter on a medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Slowly add caster sugar and mix until combined.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time mixing ingredients in between until just combined.
  5. Add vanilla and mix.
  6. Sift the gluten free self raising flour, baking powder, xanthum gum and salt.
  7. Add the dry mixture to the wet, slowly mixing until just combined.
  8. Spoon into individual cases.
  9. Bake in a pre-heated oven 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes or until golden brown and a tooth pick is placed into the centre comes out clear.
  10. Leave to cool before decorating.
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Baking plain flour cupcakes

There you go! A simple and quick gluten free cupcake recipe using plain flour. I hope this blog helps you. If you re-create this recipe, please let me know by tagging me on Instagram using #livingcoeliac or share your pictures directly to my Facebook page. Le me know what other gluten-free recipes you would like. Newsletter is now live! Don’t forget to subscribe to make sure you do not miss out on any future blog posts.


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Plain flour cupcakes


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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