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Cola Cupcakes

Cola Cupcakes (Gluten Free)

Cupcakes with cola flavouring and a cola bottle sweet on top

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cupcake
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 18
Author thebakingexplorer


For the sponge

  • 3 Eggs large
  • 400 ml Sour cream
  • 300 g Caster sugar
  • 3 tsp Cola flavouring
  • 4 tbsp Soy milk
  • 110 g Coconut flour
  • 95 g Almond flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda

For the buttercream

  • 400 g Icing sugar
  • 200 g Butter
  • 3 tsp Cola flavouring
  • 18 Fizzy cola bottle sweets


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4, line a cupcake tin with paper cases

  2. Whisk together the eggs, sour cream, cola flavouring, soy milk, and caster sugar. Whisk well by hand for about a minute until it froths

  3. Sieve together the coconut flour and almond flour, along with the baking powder and bicarbonate of soda
  4. Add the flour to the wet mixture until it forms a batter. Put it into cupcake cases
  5. Bake them for 20-25 minutes until they're golden brown and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean

  6. Make an icing by mixing the butter, icing sugar and the cola flavouring together until smooth. Pipe onto the cupcakes then add a fizzy cola bottle sweet

  7. Store leftovers in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days