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Gluten-free White Cupcakes and Review of The Everything Guide to Living Gluten-free

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White Cupcakes #glutenfree

My friend Jeanine is the talented gluten-free blogger behind the blog Faithfully Gluten Free. Her blog is full of delicious desserts, yummy baked goods and family meals. Jeanine had her first book published earlier this year, The Everything Guide to Living Gluten-Free. I received a preview copy of this book to review and just loved it.

Highlights of the book:

  • The beginning of the book includes several chapters that cover everything you need to know about gluten, celiac disease, and getting started on a gluten-free diet. So many facts and tips are mixed in these chapters as well.
  • Tips on what to clean and what to replace in your kitchen once you go gluten-free. I wish I’d had this list when I first started!
  • Are your children gluten-free too?  This book has a lot of tips for schools and parties that I thought were really helpful.
  • Over 100 recipes for breakfast, kid-friendly lunches & snacks, main dishes, sides & salads, breads, slow cookers, desserts, and arts & crafts recipes.

Now on to the gluten-free cupcakes…

White Cupcakes #glutenfree

Everyone needs a good standby recipe for gluten-free white cupcakes. As of yet, I didn’t have a go-to recipe for these. When I was flipping through this book, the recipe for White Cake caught my eye and I decided to follow the recipe and then make as cupcakes instead of a sheet cake.

They were delicious! The recipe made 24 cupcakes. I frosted 12 with my favorite fudge frosting and half with my favorite white icing (will post soon!)  Both frostings went well with these white cupcakes. I served them to two families that joined us for birthday dessert over the weekend, and everyone thought they were really good.

Make sure you go order a copy of The Everything Guide to Living Gluten-Free for yourself! You’ll find so many yummy recipes like this one!

If you’re looking for a chocolate cupcake recipe to try next, head over to my gluten-free chocolate cupcakes recipe!

And here’s the recipe for these delicious gluten-free white cupcakes!

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Gluten-free White Cupcakes

White Cupcakes #glutenfree

Looking for a from-scratch recipe for gluten-free white cupcakes? Here's a great one that is perfect for birthdays!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup millet flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp.xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 egg whites


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9" x 13" pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. For cupcakes, line 2 muffin pans with paper liners (24 cupcakes total).
  2. In a large bowl, combine with rice flour, millet flour, tapioca starch, xanthan gum, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix well with a wire whisk.
  3. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter until fluffy. Add the flour mixture, along with the milk and vanilla. Beat until blended, and then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the unbeaten egg whites, all at once, and beat 2 minutes longer. Pour batter into prepared pan for sheet cake. For cupcakes, use a large cookie scoop or ice cream scoop or measuring cup to fill cupcake liners 3/4 full, making 24 cupcakes.
  5. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes, or until cake is beginning to pull away from edges and is light golden brown. For cupcakes, bake for 15-16 minutes or until the cupcakes are a light golden brown.
  6. Allow sheet cake to cool completely on wire rack. Allow cupcakes to cool in pan about 5 minutes, then gently remove to a wire rack to cool.


Recipe from The Everything Guide to Living Gluten-Free by Jeanine Friesen. Copyright ©2013 by F+W Media, Inc. Used with permission.

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Friday 8th of May 2015

These are the best ever. Light and fluffy. My whole family loved them

Linda billingsley

Monday 24th of March 2014

I just took out of my oven the white cupcakes. Some of the cupcakes tops are a little sunken in. What went wrong or is this normal? I made your chocolate with c. Fudge icing and they were awesome! Thank you linda

Michelle Palin ~ My Gluten-free Kitchen

Monday 24th of March 2014

Linda, I can't remember if mine sunk in slightly when I made them or not, since it has been so long. I think they came out pretty flat. Usually if they sink much I would think that they maybe needed just another minute or so longer of baking. Hope they tasted great and you could just cover it up with a little extra frosting! I love that frosting!


Tuesday 30th of July 2013

If these are anything like your chocolate ones, they will be fabulous!

Karen Thomas

Tuesday 30th of July 2013

these cupcakes look really tasty! I haven't made any gluten-free cupcakes yet. I would love to win this book!


Tuesday 30th of July 2013

I enjoy cupcakes. Since having to go gluten free I have been searching for a cupcake recipe. Looking forward to trying this one. Thank you for posting this recipe.

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