Spice Cupcake & Cream Cheese Frosting – Gluten and Dairy Free Recipe!

Here’s a my favorite spice cupcake and cream cheese frosting recipe! It’s also gluten free and dairy free! But don’t let that scare you, these cupcakes are still quite yummy.

As with everything I do, I want my end result to be awesome, but the process to be easy! Enter these cupcakes. Even though they’re with a mix, people always think that I’ve made them from scratch. Plus you’ve got my secret dairy free and vegan cream cheese frosting! It can also be nut free depending on which non dairy cream cheese you choose! (Check the ingredients list below for recommendations!) This is perfect for Holiday baking! There are parties and family dinners coming up; this is a great way to include the food sensitive people in your life. As someone with food allergies, I know they’ll appreciate it!

PS I think you could sub out the eggs in this recipe and make it fully vegan! On most Pamela’s products it just says to use an egg substitute if needed. I’ve not tried it, but it may work :).


    • Cupcakes:
      Pamela’s Bakery Gluten Free Spice Cake Mix
      Butter (or non Dairy Butter), Eggs, and Almond Milk according to package directions
      1/2c Pumpkin Puree
    • Icing:
      4c Powdered Sugar
      3/4c Cold Butter (Or Non Dairy Butter, I used Earth Balance)
      4 tsp Cold Shortening*
      2 tsp Vanilla
      1/2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar (Feel free to go lighter on the vinegar. I think I always go a smidge less than 1/2 tsp)
      8oz Kite Hill Cream Cheese (Non Diary, it’s made from Almonds!)
      For a Nut Free & Dairy Free option use 8oz Daiya Cream Cheese
      1/2 tsp Cinnamon

*I know in “normal” baking it’s best to start with room temperature ingredients. However, non dairy ingredients tend to warm, melt, and become soupy much more quickly. Starting cold has been my biggest trick to getting fluffy icing with dairy free ingredients.


  1. I love that you are dairy and gluten free! I would love to see more cooking and baking videos from you!!!

  2. yaaaaaaaa do more disert recipes

  3. I love this cupcake it looks so delicious! I would love to see more cooking videos I really enjoyed this one

  4. I love this! My birthday is coming up tomorrow and i need a gluten-free recipe, seeing as gluten gives me weird red bumps all over my legs. Thank you SOOOO much!!!!

  5. The cupcake is just as beautiful as you <3

  6. ahhhh, how did I miss this!? Kayley and cupcakes. it can't get much better. love the baking tutorial.?

  7. I never knew you were gluten and dairy free! I've been watching your hair tutorials for a while now! Almost 3 months ago, I got very sick and through much research, attributed it to leaky gut syndrome caused by a candida fungal infection. Since then, I've been on an anti-yeast anti-fungal diet which means no refined sugar, no gluten and no dairy. I've always loved to bake but really didn't care for cooking. Since I've been on this diet, I've learned sooo much about cooking and baking! And now that I'm recovering and getting back to being healthy and feeling good again, I want to keep upping my kitchen skills! Keep up the good work and please feel free to share more recipes! It's nice to know that other people have to watch what they eat too. Have to remind myself of that when I go out to eat with friends and feel like the "difficult one" because I can't eat what they're eating!

  8. It's crazy how she doesn't look straight at the camera, even if she's just talking and not doing hair styling or anything.

  9. Omg I'm gluten and dairy free too!!

  10. Love this! Love to see you trying new videos!

  11. This was helpful because my brother is dairy free and wheat/gluten free so he has a new dessert to try. Love this video please do more! Love your channel!

  12. Thank you for the great recipe. I was diagnosed with celiac when I was 9 and I know how you felt about the pre-made foods.

  13. Please make more food videos, I'm gluten intolerant and maybe you have more recipes you could show. I love your videos

  14. Please, yes more videos like this. Thank you.


  16. when I did this I had to make them: one, gluten/ dairy free, obviously, for my aunt; and two, sugar free for my mom
    and I guess both of them would benefit for everyone :3 ACTUAL HEALTHY CUPCAKES! whoa.

  17. I love this video ????
    Im so going to try the buttercream im dairy free and i always to the same boring buttercrem

  18. I love your hair tutorials but I think it would be great to see some baking videos now and then 😀 those cupcakes look perfect!

  19. I came here for the cupcakes, but I stayed for the Kayley 🙂
    More dairy free cooking please!

  20. What's the English version of the cake mix?

  21. I'll have to try this! You should make more dairy free recipes (:

  22. Step1: Highlight the numbers
    Step2: Ctrl and F
    Step3: Put 9 in
    Step4: Enjoy 🙂
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  23. I would love to see more cooking videos! I also have a gluten allergy. Those cupcakes look amazing.

  24. Love this! Two of my kids are allergic to dairy. I'm totally going to make this with them tomorrow. Thanks so much! ??❤️

  25. Guuuurl I don't wanna see this I'm on a diet! ??? Watched it anyways and looks awesome!

  26. My sister is allergic to dairy so I can sort of relate to having to find or make dairy free foods

  27. make more cooking recipes Please 🙂

  28. I'm loctose intolerant and I really want to try these cupcakes! thanks!

  29. I am so glad you shared this recipe! I can't have dairy, gluten, processed sugar & have to have everything organic & non gmo so I understand the struggle! Those cupcakes look amazing. ❤

  30. i remember you posted once on snapchat some type of cheesecake and i still want that recipe ? cooking videos are great! also that pink mixer made me ???

  31. Looks so good! I am definitely going to give these a go! I miss buttercream…

  32. hey i love ur hairstyles ….so please do some hairstyles without bobby pins?

  33. I'm so glad you posted this! My roommate found out a few months ago that she was allergic to gluten & dairy as well, & she's been looking for different things that she can eat. Luckily, like you, she can cook. I think she will really enjoy this recipe. 🙂

  34. It's so nice that you are posting videos every week. I'm trying to cook more gluten free. Would love to see more!

  35. Yes, please do more cooking videos! 🙂

  36. More recipe videos please! ☺️

  37. plz plz plz make more recipes gluten and dairy free. and where you get the ingredients plz plz plz. thank you. ?

  38. I just found out I'm celiac this past August so it's definitely been a difficult adjustment. Having some new recipes to try is so uplifting! Thanks for doing this! Definitely post more of these videos!

  39. My Son has a dairy allergy so I will be making these for him!

  40. keep doing cooking and baking please

  41. yes more gluten free recipe videos!!!

  42. Omg! We need more of these videos, I love you hair videos but we want to see more of your amazing food!!!

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