My Autumn Cupcake Recipe

I think I have caught Great British Bake Off fever!  The combination of Bake Off fever and my love of autumn inspired me to create my Autumn Cupcake recipe, whilst I was sleeping in a dream! My family joke I must have made eating noises whilst dreaming!

I have always loved baking for as long as I can remember. I used to bake a lot for my family and help my Mum’s friend bake Christmas and Wedding cakes. I took a break from baking though as when we first moved to London we had a shared kitchen and then in our next place we had no oven! I was so excited to move into my current flat with an oven and get back to baking!

Kim from Bake Off liked my Instagram of my Autumn cupcakes and its safe to say that excited me! Anyway… without further ado here is my Autumn Cupcake Recipe.

I wanted to create a simple yet truly autumnal recipe. My recipe is gluten free but you can use normal flour if you wish.

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes. Baking Time: 10-12

  • 1 cup of Gluten-free self-raising flour.
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon of Xanthan Gum (helps to stop the Gluten-free cupcakes from crumbling)
  • 1/2 a cup of Butter
  • 1/2 a cup of Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • A dash of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of Cinamon
  • 1 teaspoon of Nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoon of Almond Extract
  • Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans (optional to decorate, you could also use chocolate buttons, whatever takes your fancy)
  • Icing (I used Cake Decor Two Colour Frosting, chocolate and vanilla).

Turn on the oven to 180 Degrees Celsius.

Blend butter and sugar.

Add the egg, almond extract, nutmeg and cinnamon and mix!

Add the flour and xanthan gum and then guess what….mix! (Feel free to add a small amount of milk if needed)

Measure out 1 and a half teaspoons of cupcake mix into each case.

Bake for 10-15 mins (mine took about 12 mins). They are ready when they are golden in colour. If you are unsure put a knife into the cupcakes and if it comes out clean you are good to go!

Leave to cool. No one wants running icing! We have all seen in Great British Bake Off when the poor contestants are time pressured resulting in running icing! I used this time to watch an episode of Gilmore Girls, anyone else obsessed with Gilmore Girls?

Finally, decorate, however, you would like. I used Cake Decor Two Striped Icing which didn’t stripe as well as I would hope. So I used a fork to blend the two icing colours to create a marbled effect and stuck a coffee bean on top.

They tasted delicious (if I do say so!), they had a subtle warming spice taste. The perfect Autumn evening snack with a cup of tea and a good book! I hope you try out my recipe. If you do please share your photos with on Instagram and Twitter and tag me using @BelieveinBumble and use the #BumbleBakes.


Emma x