Friday, March 29, 2013

Gluten Free Easter Basket Cupcakes

I cannot remember where I saw the idea for these cupcakes, but I couldn't wait to try them for Easter.  These were definitely a special treat. Since I have committed to a healthier lifestyle, I've cut way back on my sugar intake.  Having these around really made the kids happy!!
I wanted these to be white cupcakes and I used the recipe found here. It is a gluten free recipe and is VERY delicious. I used plain white rice flour instead of Thai rice flour. They were so moist and flavorful.

I used canned icing simply for the convenience and Duncan Hines is labeled gluten free. The squeeze tube of green icing worked well for the "grass" on the top of the cupcakes.

I used vanilla and lemon icing..just to please everyone :).

Jelly beans and pipe cleaners finish off the cupcakes to make cute Easter baskets. My daughters enjoyed helping me decorate these.
Look at how moist and fluffy these babies are!! They really were a big hit in my home. I'm always thankful when I've made a gluten free dessert that my family loves.

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