So I made some cupcakes.


But not just any kind of cupcakes.

No no.

These were special cupcakes.

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Delicious cupcakes.


Chocolately, fudge and possibly even gluten-free? Someone out there that knows better feel free to review the recipe and correct me if I’m wrong!


Sour Cream Fudge Quinoa Flour Cupcakes (recipe from Bob’s Red Mill)


  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups Organic Quinoa Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs, separated
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place the butter and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder.
  • Sift together the sugar, quinoa flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the cooled cocoa mixture, egg yolks, vanilla and sour cream and blend well.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold into batter.
  • Spoon into a muffin tin lined with paper cupcake liners.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.

Makes 12 cupcakes.


  • deb franzoni

    I don’t know which I like more, your food selections or your photos!

    • Cait

      Haha – thanks Deb! :) I definitely have a long way to go in terms of food photography, but practice makes perfect!

  • Kelly


    • Cait

      ;) That they were!

  • Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

    These look perfect! I love quinoa flour and you know Bob is my favorite! YUM!

    • Cait

      I sure do! And with good reason! :)

  • Miranda @ Miranda’s Munchies

    Ah I just bought some lactose-free sour cream and I was wondering how to use it!!! These look so amazing xoxoxo I’m gonna make them this weekend for sure!!!!

    • Cait

      Woohoo! Let me know how they turn out! :)

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    The three things in that title so do not sound like they would go together, lol. These look delicious, though!!!

    • Cait

      Haha I know, but right!? They certainly come together well though!

  • Lauren

    These look perfect! I always forget how good sour cream is in baked goods.

    • Cait

      It really does wonders…my favorite blueberry muffin recipe uses sour cream!

  • lynn @ the actor’s diet


    • Cait

      Thanks Lynn! :)