Gluten-Free Cupcake Bites

Happy Birthday Dad! These gluten free cupcake bites are all the rage right now, very popular. And since you’re celebrating a big birthday, I thought I would make up a batch in your honor. With love, here are some delicious, mostly healthy, gluten free cupcake bites for you!

Dad, I warn you, these are not easy to make, so don’t try this at home! Maybe Mom can make some for you to tide you over until I get there for the celebration.

And by the way, these cute little gluten free cupcake bites are not my own invention. The idea for them comes from Bakerella’s book, Cake Pops. You may want to check it out, it’s a gorgeous, fun and original cookbook. Speaking of which, if you haven’t already, check out my recent recipe for gluten free Chocolate Raspberry Cake Pops.

My husband and children thoroughly enjoyed these decadent little gluten free treats. Though my husband said that instead of calling them gluten free Cupcakes Bites I could call them “Cake in a Cup.” He could not believe that the “wrapper” of the cupcake was made of chocolate and edible, telling me he thought it was a paper wrapper until he bit into it.

Gluten-Free Cupcake Bites

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Servings 22 cupcakes



  • Bake Chocolate Cake as directed on page 84 of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook; cool completely
  • Once cake is cooled, crumble into a large bowl, making sure there are no large pieces
  • Mix raspberry fruit spread into crumbled cake, using the back of a large wooden spoon to thoroughly combine
  • Mixture will be moist enough to roll into 1½-inch balls and still hold a round shape
  • After rolling, place on a parchment paper lined plate and set aside
  • Melt dark chocolate in a very small pot , over very low heat
  • Paint dark chocolate into the candy mold, coating thickly, with a small paint brush
  • Place a rolled cake ball into each chocolate painted mold
  • Place the filled candy mold in the freezer for 20 minutes to let set
  • Remove candy mold from freezer
  • Separate the half coated cupcake bites from the mold
  • Melt white chocolate in a very small pan over very low heat
  • Holding bottom of cupcake bite, dip top in melted white chocolate, until it meets the edge of chocolate coating
  • Decorate with sprinkles right away, before chocolate sets
  • Transfer to a plate to set
  • Serve!
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chocolate raspberry cupcake bites gluten-free recipe

This may be the most complicated recipe I have posted here. Ever. As you can see, there are quite a lot of instructions above. Don’t be scared though, if you can organize all of your equipment before you get started on making the actual cupcake bites, this project will not be quite so daunting.

Here are some other cake bite type recipes from other food bloggers:
Carrot Cake Bites from Simply Sugar and Gluten Free
Raw Chocolate Brownie Bites by Ginger Lemon Girl
Coconut Cake Bites from Healthy Indulgences


38 responses to “Gluten-Free Cupcake Bites”

  1. I LOVE these! This would be a perfect treat for my daughter to share with her friends that think she eats “nothing but, meat and potatoes” because of her allergies.

  2. I made these for my son’s 3rd birthday and enjoyed them very much. Easy enough to make, I found having just one very satisfying where traditional cupcakes I tend to over consume. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh. My. Goodness. These are fantastic! I made the cake, mushed it with raspberry jam, and dropped cookie dough scoops of that into mini silicone muffin cups that I’d put the melted chocolate chips into. I didn’t bother with the white chocolate or sprinkles – they were plenty good without.

    The silicone muffin cups worked really well as long as the cupcake bites were refrigerated, and one was patient enough to peel the sides away from the chocolate cup before popping the cupcake bite out of it.

    HEAVENLY! Thank you so much!

  4. This might be a “nutritional question”…however, I’ll take my chances!
    Is there a way you could include the TOTAL number of carb grams for each serving,in your recipes??
    Thank you for a very informative web-site.

  5. Oh My! These look so good…I am going to make them this weekend. The problem with all of your recipes is that I make them to last a few days, but by the next day everything is gone! Thanks for sharing.

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