New Year’s Gluten Free Coffee and Cream Cupcakes
Happy Ole’ Years or New Year’s Eve! Can you believe that 2020 is over. This year truly was one for the record books. As we step into 2021 with a certain level of uncertainty, one thing that I always find comfort in is that when you follow a recipe, and follow it well, you end up with a dish or dessert that is sure to please. Like these Gluten Free Coffee and Cream Cupcakes. A true New Year’s Eve or Day treat!
Coffee and Chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations. Just like apples and cinnamon, they compliment each other well. Adding the topping of cream cheese frosting only made these cupcakes better. That is how they got the name Gluten Free Coffee and Cream Cupcakes.
Traditionally for New Years, I would do something like a champagne or prosecco cupcake. This year I wanted to be different and these coffee cupcakes seemed like the perfect fit.
How to make Gluten Free Coffee and Cream Cupcakes?
One of the things I love about these cupcakes, it the simplicity of it. No stand mixer required, (only for the frosting) and it can be made dairy free too.
Chocolate Coffee Cupcake
For the cupcake we used oil to keep the cake nice and moist. Plus we combine white and brown sugar which for me brought out the flavor of the chocolate and the coffee.
Instant coffee is definitely my choice here. It adds more punch than ground coffee and when combined with the cream cheese frosting it is a winner.
Cream Cheese Frosting
This is the cream in the Coffee and Cream Cupcake. The addition of the cream cheese frosting to the cupcakes, balances out the coffee in the cake. It also works so well together with the other flavors.
Dairy Free Options
Of course there are those who can’t have dairy, and would like to give these cupcakes a try. Making these cupcakes dairy free is super easy with just a few swaps.
Milk: use your favorite dairy free option instead of regular milk in the cake.
Frosting: simply swap the cream cheese frosting for a dairy free version like this one.