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Gluten Free Mocha Cupcakes w/Espresso Buttercream

chocolate cupcakes with espresso buttercream
I learned of these cupcakes (from Brown Eyed Baker) from my neighbor, and I’ve since turned these into a gluten free version, with dairy free and egg free alternates.

For the Cupcakes:
1 1/4 cups gluten free flour
⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
2/3 cup  milk (canned, full fat coconut milk works)
½ cup strong brewed coffee, at room temperature
1 package Starbucks via instant coffee
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature (you can also use non-dairy butter)
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
1 egg (you can put 1 Tbs. fax meal into 3 Tbs. warm water and let sit until it turns into a gel as an alternate)

For the Espresso Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup (2 sticks)...

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Rocky Road Cookies (GF/DF)

rocky road cookies

I saw a recipe on Pinterest (from a while ago that looked delicious and I thought it would be easy to convert to be gluten & dairy free…I was right! I hope you enjoy this modification!

2 c. Enjoy Life semisweet chocolate chunks, divided (
8 Tbs. nondairy butter
1/3 c. gluten free all purpose flour blend
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs or 2 Tbs. flax meal mixed into 6 Tbs. water and left to sit until gelatinous
2/3 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. mini marshmallows (my fave vegan ones:
2 c. chopped walnuts, optional

1. Melt 1 c. chocolate chips with the nondairy butter over low heat, stirring frequently...

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