Foodie Friday - Gluten Free/Dairy Free Chocolate Cupcakes

For anyone new to my blog... my son has life threatening milk, egg, and peanut allergies... so most recipes on my blog are geared towards or adapted so that my son is able to eat them! Today's Foodie Friday is a dairy-free, peanut-free, egg-free, gluten-free chocolate cupcake recipe!!

I am always looking for store bought items to adapt to my sons dietary needs -- because let's face it although we would all love to be Martha Stewart or work on the Food Network and make all of our meals from scratch, in the busy day and age we live in it just isn't always possible! :)

So, while shopping the other week I came across this mix. Most gluten-free things are also dairy-free -- great news for my house!! So I bought it and decided to try it out!
The mix calls for eggs... well, I can't use those, so instead I used this egg substitute I found at Whole Foods. (BTW -- a great store for anyone with allergies or other special dietary needs)
I followed the rest of the recipe on the box (substituting the egg replacement for the required eggs). Then my assistant helped to clean the bowl!

After baking here is what they looked like. Yummy, right? (You can see how well-loved my silicone muffin pan is...)
Now, most store-bought frosting has milk in it (or is processed in a place that also processes milk, peanuts, or egg). BUT... I have found one exception. Thank you Duncan Hines!!! Their classic chocolate frosting is dairy-free!!! So, we stock up when they are on sale!

The mix said it would make 12 cupcakes... it made 12, and a couple extra. I used my mini muffin pan to make the extras thinking that mini cupcakes might be easier for my little guy! We topped them with some colored sprinkles and voila!
They even tasted good too! They were super moist and really dense... so if you like a nice dense cake... you should totally try it!

Here is my assistant enjoying her masterpiece! I took a couple pics of my son, but he doesn't like the flash on my camera so his face always comes out funny...sorry! But he loved them too!


  1. Great post! My son doesn't have an allergy (that we know of yet, we're delaying peanuts until 3) but I do. I've been allergic to peanuts and bananas all my life. If you get a minute, check out a guest blog I did for 'No Nuts For My Peanut' at

    Also, my blog is

  2. That's awesome!! It seems like food allergies in kids is growing by leaps and bounds's about time the food industry starts accomidating to those people!!! So glad it was delish too!! i have a friend and a sis in law that have kids with allergies..I will for sure be telling them about this!!! and please...share when you find more!! Have a GREAT weekend!!

  3. gluteN FREE!!!! YUM! have yet to see those....maybe because i try to hide from that isle... : ) THANKS! I just might have to try ..they look GREAT.


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  5. great to know, I bought the mix but haven't tried it... my son is gluten free, but one of his best friends is dairy free and I love that so many of his fave foods can be shared with other kids who have the 8 major allergies!

  6. Thanks for sharing, I began this year with a vegan lifestyle change and I love chocolate cake! �� one of my granddaughters has a condition that dosent allow her to have meat and dairy products so I will be looking forward to this cake as a special treat for the both of us to try! Btwo, your cupcakes looks delicious! ��

    1. Cindy - this is an old post and food manufacturers are always changing their ingredients and manufacturing procedures. Please check all ingredients on packaging before you purchase it. Check out this post for a homemade recipe that may work for you and your granddaughter.


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