Green velvet cupcakes decorated with sprinkles on a white platter.

Gluten Free Green Velvet Cupcakes

Looking for a dessert for your St Patrick’s Day party? Then look no further because these Gluten-Free Green Velvet Cupcakes are a crowd favorite. These cupcakes are a vanilla version of a red velvet cupcake, but green. To get the green color in this recipe I used gel food coloring. It is important to use gel food coloring in this recipe because you get that vibrant color without adding too much liquid to the batter.

Made with Singing Dog Vanilla Organic Extract, these cupcakes are fun and simple to whip up. With rich vanilla flavors and a festive green color, you are sure to get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirt. The cream cheese frosting is delicious and complements the vanilla very nicely in this recipe.

I liked to serve these in a green cupcake sleeve just to ensure that I don’t get pinched by a leprechaun.

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Green Velvet cupcake decorated with sprinkles on a white stand.

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Green velvet cupcakes decorated with sprinkles on a white platter.
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Gluten Free Green Velvet Cupcakes

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Calories: 467kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1 ¼ cups gluten free flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon plus ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt , divided
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter , at room temperature, divided
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs , at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Singing Dog Vanilla Organic Vanilla Extract , divided
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • Green gel food coloring
  • 8 ounces cream cheese , at room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a standard muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and baking soda.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, preferably fitted with the paddle attachment, beat ½ cup butter with the sugar on medium-high speed for 5 minutes. Scape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well and scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Beat in 1 tablespoon vanilla. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Turn down the mixer to medium, add ¹/₃ of the flour mixture, then half the buttermilk, another third of the flour mixture, the rest of the buttermilk, and finally, the rest of the flour. Add enough food coloring to get a vibrant green. Give the batter a final mix by hand with a spatula.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin tins (an ice cream scoop works well for this). Bake for 18–20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • For the frosting, cream together the remining ½ cup butter, ¼ teaspoon salt, and cream cheese. Beat on medium-high speed until creamy. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Turn the mixer to low and gradually add the powdered sugar. Beat until completely combined.
  • Frost the cooled cupcakes generously and decorate with sprinkles.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Green Velvet Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 467 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 238mg10%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 53g59%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 783IU16%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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