Gluten Free Easter Marble Cupcakes

March 28, 2021OffTheWheatenPathTT

Easter is right around the corner and if you’re looking for a quick and easy but cute dessert to  add to your menu. Look no further! These Gluten Free Easter Marble Cupcakes with Peeps topper is the perfect treat.

Garden of Easter Peep Bunny cupcakes

When it comes to holidays like Easter, I love easy desserts that can be put together in a little amount of time but still look amazing. These Gluten Free Easter Marble Cupcakes is the one of those desserts. With a blue and pink swirl in the cupcake and decorated with a Peep bunny, they look like the perfect Easter treat. 

Pink Cupcake Swirl

How to Make our Gluten Free Easter Marble Cupcakes

When I wrote my Homemade for The Holidays Cookbook, I created a Holiday version of these cupcakes with a red and green swirl. So creating these for Easter was simply a  atter of swapping the red and green, for an Easter pink and blue. (Which could work for a baby shower too!)

Flat lay of gluten free easter marble cupcakes

Decorating these Gluten Free Easter Marble Cupcakes

When it came to choosing the decoration for these cupcakes, I was tempted to go simple, by topping with a swirled buttercream. But white scrolling through Pinterest, I saw someone use peeps as a cupcake topper and I thought that was perfect. Especially since Peeps are gluten free!

And although these cupcakes look like they are hard to make, they are super easy.

Once everything was decided it was simply a matter of making the cupcakes and assembling them to create these cute Gluten Free Easter Marble Cupcakes

Removing center from cupcakes
Step by step peeps decoration
Cupcakes decorated with peeps

So if you’re looking for the perfect and simple but cute Easter dessert, look no further than these Easter Cupcakes. 

Happy Easter Baking, 

Love always,

Yellow easter marble cupcake with peep decoration

Gluten Free Easter Marble Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes 20 seconds
Total Time: 35 minutes 20 seconds

Looking for a cute but easy dessert for Easter? These Gluten Free Easter Marble Cupcakes decorated with Peeps are perfect and Easy too!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 XL eggs
  • 1½ cups GF 1:1 Baking Blend
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 batch Perfect Buttercream

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 12 cupcake cups with liners and set aside.
    2. In a bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
      In the bowl of a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    3. Add the eggs one at a time, making sure they are incorporated after each addition. Then stir in vanilla.
    4. Next, add the flour alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
    5. Divide the batter into 3 bowls. Colour the first bowl blue, the second pink and leaving the last plain.
    6. Fill the prepared cupcake pan with a spoon each of the 3 different colours until they are about ½ – ²⁄3 way full with batter. Using a toothpick, swirl the three colours together so that it forms a marble like pattern.
    7. Bake for 15–20 minutes until the edges are golden and a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.
    8. While the cupcakes are baking, mix a batch of vanilla buttercream add green food colouring until desired tint.
    9. Once cupcakes are doen remove from pan and let cool.
    10. You can top with buttercream and serve or follow our Easter Peeps decoration tutorial to finish cupcakes. Simple Marble cupcake decoration

Notes

  • To make these cupcakes dairy free, simply use your favourite dairy free milk substitue.
  • You can also use purple, and yellow to make your marble swirl. The colours are up to you.

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Piping Gluten Free Easter Cupcakes
Yield: 12 Cupcakes

Decorating Easter Cupcakes with Peep

Looking for a cute but easy dessert for Easter? These Gluten Free Easter Marble Cupcakes decorated with Peeps are perfect and Easy too!

Materials

  • 3 Packages of Peeps Bunnies
  • Colored Sprinkles
  • 1 Batch Perfect Buttercream Tinted green
  • 1 Batch of Easter Marble Cupcakes

Tools

  • Piping Bag
  • Small Star Tip
  • Large Star tip to remove cupcake centers or cupcake center remover

Instructions

  1. Using a cupcake center remover, or a piping tip, remove some of the center of the cupcakes. Removing center from cupcakes
  2. Next place one of the peeps bunnies in the center so that it is sung and upright.
  3. Fit yor piping bag with a small start tip. Using the green buttercream, pipe around the bunny so that it covers the exposed areas of the cupcake. Step by step peeps decoration
  4. Finish by adding spinkles on the green for a little extra decoration.
  5. Next add to your serving tray and enjoy!Stack of Easter Bunny Cupcakes

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