Gluten free Vanilla Coconut Cupcakes


Pink cupcakes are every little girls favourite aren’t they?  I  recently made these for my niece’s birthday to take to church.  Her Mother had already done the cupcakes to take to school and the birthday cake to have on her actual birthday.  So how many birthday cakes do kids actually need these days? I am so out of the loop.  When I was a kid we got one cake and trust me it wasn’t a functioning carousel with music included.  However I remember it so fondly and still loved it so much. Thanks Mum xoxo.  These can be made dairy free, (and pink icing is always optional). 🙂


2 cups Gluten free SR flour

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

1 cup caster sugar

1/3 cup oil of your choice

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

1 cup milk of your choice

How To Do It:

Preheat your oven to 180c and line a 12 cup muffin tray with your prettiest pink liners.  Sift the flour into a large bowl add in the coconut and sugar and stir to combine.  In a jug combine the oil, milk, vanilla and whisked egg.  Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mix and mix well.  Spoon into your prepared cupcake liners and bake for about 25 minutes.  Allow to cool in the pan for five -ten minutes before cooling fully on a wire rack.  Once fully cooled you can ice them.


For my icing I used

125 g butter

2 cups pure icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbs milk

5 drops pink food colour

and top with coconut chips

enjoy 🙂


8 thoughts on “Gluten free Vanilla Coconut Cupcakes

  1. Definitely birthday celebrations have changed from my days. I used to get 1 cake as well. But I do recall them to be very special. Nothing fancy….Just good cake, icing and the words “Happy Birthday”. Thanks for sharing! 🙂


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