Gluten Free Valentine's Day Cupcakes

I really enjoy a bit of Sunday baking in my PJs and that is just what I did this weekend to create these beautiful gluten free cupcakes for Valentine's Day. They are so good I ate two straight out of the oven! Continue reading below to find out how to make them.

For this post I wanted to show you a slight twist on your usual Valentine's confections. I've seen images of edible flowers all over Pinterest recently and I thought that some cupcakes topped with delicate flowers would be very appropriate for this time of year whilst avoiding the cliché red and pink hearts.

I popped over to the Amara website to take a look at their lovely homewares and I picked out a few baking products and a really lovely set of recipe notecards. The cards would be a perfect (and less schmaltzy) way to include a message to someone you care about to go along with the cakes.

On with the recipe...

250g Butter, At room temperature
250g Golden Caster Sugar
250g Gluten-Free Self-Raising Flour (you can of course use normal flour instead)
4 Eggs
1 tbsp Vanilla Extract

For the Icing:
200g Golden Icing sugar
200g Butter, At room temperature
Edible flowers of you choice


Preheat the oven to 190C(Gas 5/375F). Line the cupcake tin with cupcake cases.

Place the butter and sugar into a bowl, Whisk until pale and fluffy. I did this by hand but if you have an electric whisk it will be a lot less of a work out!

Add the eggs one at a time, Add a little of the flour after each one. When combined add the vanilla and stir until combined.

Divide up into the cupcake cases, Bake for 20 minutes until golden and risen.

When cool make the icing, place the butter and the icing sugar into a bowl, mix together with the back of a spoon until soft and light.

Place the icing into a piping bag or use a spoon to create a rustic swirl on the top of the cakes. Add petals and sprigs of your favorite edible flowers in any arrangement you like and enjoy!

Thanks so much to Amara for gifting me the Nordal Olive Silicone Kitchen Spatula
the Bloomingville Carla Bowl, The Delight Department White & Gold Baking Wrappers and the 
WitShop Nut Recipe Notecards

This post was shared on the Twinkly Tuesday, Home Work and Claire Justine's link ups.



  1. Oh these are so lovely! I love the use of flowers on the top. I have never used real flowers in my baking decor before but they really do add beauty to the cupcakes! #TwinklyTuesday

    1. Thanks Becka! So glad to hear that you like them!

  2. These are so cute! The flowers look very pretty on the top too :)

  3. Ah these look so lovely! The flowers are so pretty. Must give these a go x

  4. Oh my goodness these look so delish! I'll have to try these soon. Is is hard to find gluten free flour? I'm new to this GF life!

    1. It's very easy these days, most supermarkets stock different types. I have actually started making my own oat flour in my blender using normal porridge oats!