Lactose-free cupcakes

Lactose-free cupcakes

30 min
Buckle up, cupcake enthusiast. Our delectable recipe for lactose-free cupcakes is here to take your baking game to new heights. These delightful treats are the perfect combination of fluffy, moist, and chocolaty goodness that will make your taste buds dance with joy. The crowning touch is the velvety vanilla cream topping and a light sprinkling of finely chopped dark chocolate and freeze-dried raspberries.


Lactose-free cupcakes
  • Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  • Mix sugar and margarine in a bowl until creamy.
  • Add eggs one at a time and mix well until they are fully incorporated.
  • In another bowl, stir together the dry ingredients.
  • Add the dry ingredients and vanilla extract to the egg mixture and mix until smooth. If the batter is too dry, you can add a splash of lactose-free milk.
  • Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.
Vanilla cream topping
  • Beat vegetable margarine in a bowl for about 2 minutes or until creamy.
  • Gradually add icing sugar by folding it in gently with a spatula before using the mixer.
  • Add milk and vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Spoon the cream into a piping bag with a decorative nozzle and pipe a nice swirl on each cupcake.
  • Decorate the cupcakes with finely chopped chocolate and freeze-dried raspberries.

Remember, when combining the wet and dry ingredients, it is crucial to mix gently until just combined. If the batter is overmixed, it can result in a dense, chewy texture rather than light and fluffy cupcakes. Also, when filling the cupcakes liners with batter, use an ice cream scoop or a similar kitchen tool to ensure that you end up with uniform cupcakes that bake evenly at the same rate.

Questions about lactose-free cupcakes

With our simple recipe, you can easily make delicious lactose-free cupcakes with chocolate flavour. As a final flourish, they are topped with lactose-free vanilla cream and a light sprinkling of chopped chocolate and raspberries. It is a true classic and allows everyone to take part in these tasty treats. Read on to find out more.

Are cupcakes lactose-free?
Cupcakes are not inherently lactose-free, as they typically contain dairy ingredients such as milk, butter, and sometimes even yogurt, all of which contain lactose. However, you can make lactose-free cupcakes by substituting the ingredients with lactose-free alternatives, that is, lactose-free dairy and plant-based products. It is a good idea to check the labels of your ingredients to ensure that they do not contain lactose before using them in your cupcakes.
How to know when lactose-free cupcakes are done?
To check if the cupcakes are done, insert a toothpick or a small knife into the centre of a cupcake. If it comes out clean or with just a few crumbs clinging to it, your lactose-free cupcakes are ready. It is a good idea to check if they are done a few minutes before the suggested baking time to avoid overbaking. Remember, oven temperatures can vary, and factors such as the size of your cupcake tin or the specific ingredients used might influence baking time. Conducting this simple test ensures that your cupcakes are baked to perfection, moist and fluffy on the inside.
Can you decorate lactose-free cupcakes immediately?
When it is time to add the vanilla cream topping to your cupcakes, patience is essential. It is best to wait until your cupcakes are completely cooled before adding the topping. If you attempt to apply the cream to warm cupcakes, it may cause the topping to melt and slide off, leaving you with a presentation that is less than ideal. This could affect not only the appearance but also the texture of your dessert. By allowing the cupcakes to cool fully, you ensure that the vanilla cream topping remains intact and adds the perfect finishing touch, enhancing the flavor and visual appeal of your cupcakes.


Lactose-free cupcakes
Self-raising flour
110 g
110 g
Vegetable margarine
110 g
Vanilla extract
1 tsp
Cocoa powder
1 tbsp
Vanilla cream topping
Lactose-free semi-skimmed milk
1 tbsp
Vegetable margarine
120 g
Icing sugar
250 g
Vanilla extract
1 tsp
Freeze-dried raspberries
25 g
Dark chocolate
25 g

Try our recipe for lactose-free chocolate cupcakes

Treat yourself to a delectable experience with our scrumptious chocolate-flavoured cupcakes without lactose. Made with rich cocoa powder and aromatic vanilla extract, every bite of these deliciously moist treats is packed with flavour and will undoubtedly satisfy your sweet tooth without you worrying about lactose.

One of the secrets to the incredible texture is the use of self-raising flour, which is a mixture of flour and raising agents, such as baking powder, as well as salt. This magical ingredient provides the cupcakes with a wonderfully light and airy texture.

They are, of course, dressed up for any occasion with a creamy vanilla topping, raspberries, and a light sprinkling of finely chopped dark chocolate. It is the perfect treat to sweeten the day.

Looking for more sweet raspberry treats? Then you should try our recipes for lactose-free milkshakes and lactose-free raspberry cream.

The same deliciousness as regular chocolate cupcakes but without lactose

You no longer need to compromise on anything when looking for a lactose-free alternative to your favourite chocolate cupcakes. We have perfected our lactose-free cupcake recipe to ensure that every bite is just as delightful and satisfying as traditional chocolate cupcakes. Perfect for those who want to avoid lactose or simply try something new, these lactose-free cupcakes will make you wonder why you have not tried them sooner. Now, everyone can enjoy the rich, chocolatey goodness without worrying about lactose.

Bake up more delicious chocolaty treats, for example, lactose-free chocolate cake and lactose-free brownies.

A soft and fluffy vanilla topping

To complement the delightful flavour, we recommend decorating the lactose-free cupcakes with a luscious and fluffy vanilla topping that is also lactose-free. Made with lactose-free milk, vegetable margarine, icing sugar, and vanilla extract, this easy-to-make frosting is incredibly smooth and velvety, adding the perfect finishing touch.

Not only is this vanilla topping a delight to taste, but it is also quick and simple to whip up. In just a few minutes, you can create a rich and creamy frosting perfect for piping onto your lactose-free cupcakes, making them even more enticing.

Make big or small adjustments as you please

These lactose-free cupcakes allow you to get creative and add your own touch. For example, go nuts and add chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds to the batter, giving your cupcakes an irresistible crunch. Alternatively, opt for a fruity twist by mixing in some dried fruit such as cranberries or cherries, adding a burst of tangy sweetness that perfectly complements the rich chocolate flavour. You can also leave the cupcakes just as they are and simply use the nuts and dried fruits for decoration.

If you cannot get enough chocolate, including dairy-free chocolate chips will make these small treats even more decadent and satisfying. And if you are feeling adventurous, you can spice it up by adding a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or even chilli powder for a more distinct and warm flavour.