Low FODMAP Red Velvet Cupcakes
If there is one thing that is perfect for Valentine’s day, it is red velvet cupcakes. With their red colour, they are perfect for that day. Red velvet cupcakes or cake are one of my favourite kinds of cake. The soft gooey cake with the cream cheese frosting, so so good! A few months ago, I ate a delicious gluten-free red velvet cupcake London and today I am sharing a recipe to make your own low FODMAP red velvet cupcakes!
A present to surprise your lover or to just eat by yourself or with some friends! If you follow the low FODMAP diet, it is advised to not eat more than one cupcake per serving. Cupcakes contain quite a high amount of fat and sugar and excess fat and sugar can cause IBS complaints.
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Low FODMAP red velvet cupcakes for Valentine’s day! These red cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are a delicious present for your love. Also gluten-free.
For the cupcakes
- 225 g gluten-free flour
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp xanthan gum
- A pinch of salt
- 200 g white sugar
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 85 g butter, at room temperature
- 2 eggs, at room temperature
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 240 ml lactose-free milk
- Red food colouring
For the frosting
- 200 g lactose-free cream cheese, at room temperature
- 300 g powdered sugar
- 100 g butter
- Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees Celcius.
- Place 12 baking cups into a muffin tin.
- Put the lactose-free milk into a bowl and add a teaspoon of vinegar. Stir together and leave for 15 minutes. Like this, you make something similar to buttermilk, but lactose-free.
- Put the gluten-free flour, baking soda, xanthan gum, salt, sugar and cacao powder together in a bowl and stir together.
- Add the butter, eggs, vanilla extract and a few drops of red food colouring to the flour mixture. Mix together.
- Finally, add the milk and stir everything together. Add some more food colouring, one drop at a time, until you get the desired red colour.
- Divide the batter over the 12 baking cups. Tap the muffin tin onto the table a few times to remove the air from the batter.
- Bake the cupcakes in the oven for 25 minutes. The cupcakes are done when a toothpick comes out clean.
- Leave the cupcakes to cool entirely.
- In the meantime, make the frosting. Mix the cream cheese and the butter into a fluffy mixture. Add the powdered sugar little by little and mix it into a creamy frosting.
- Put the frosting into a piping bag and pipe some frosting on top of every cupcake. Cream cheese frosting is softer than buttercream frosting, therefore the frosting won’t get hard like buttercream frosting does.
- You can store the cupcakes in a closed box in the fridge for 2-3 days.
If you follow the low FODMAP diet, it is advised to not eat more than one cupcake per serving. Cupcakes contain quite a high amount of fat and sugar and excess fat and sugar can cause IBS complaints.
- Prep Time: 45 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins