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. Thank you for including the PDF to your chocolate cake recipe. You are so generous! Can’t wait to make these.

  2. I want to thank you soooo much for this website and your awesome recipes. I have been taking classes at Hobby Lobby on cake and cupcake decorating but all the food has artificial ingredients, dairy,& etc. So today I was looking up organic or natural cupcake recipes and I found nothing. And when i did everything looked gross and if it looked good they didn’t have the recipe, for they were just selling them. Then a light bulb went on and I remembered Elana’s Pantry! I saw the gluten free cupcake book and I jumped off my sit! I am going to get the book and start learning to make these great recipes so when I get married and have kids they are going to eat right. Thanks again!!!! *Excited 19 year old in Texas ;)

  3. Thanks for including the PDF to your cake recipe! I have the cookbook (and the cupcake one) but I forgot to bring them on vacation and I am making a cake for my son’s birthday tomorrow. I am saved. Thanks for being so generous with your recipes!

  4. These are so ridiculously delicious!!! Thanks for sharing :) A little time consuming, but on-so-worth-it!

  5. My brother has Celiac and finding you’re blog (Thank you PW!) has been a blessing. Can’t wait to keep reading. These cupcakes are genius.

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