...are from Trader Joe's.
Y'all heeeeaaard me. The best gluten free cupcakes I've ever had (and I've tried lots), are from the one and only Trader Joe's, and come in at about $1 per cupcake. (At the TJ's on 5th and 21st in NYC they were $3.99 for a pack of four.)
I'm seriously just as surprised as you are. (Unless of course you knew about this already and didn't tell me. Which is so mean. Why you no share?)
The thing is, I want EVERYONE to know about these chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting. The cake is deliriously moist and dark and chocolatey, which you know is an accurate description because I'm actually using the word moist. And the frosting? Holy shit I want an entire tub of it and a spoon immediately.
Really guys. You have GOT to try them. Have a cupcake taste-off even. I'm so sure that these will win.
PS. Trader Joe's did not bribe me to write this, though I wish they did. Mr. Joe, sir, if you would like to reimburse me for the 3 containers of cupcakes I purchased as 'research', I wouldn't be mad. But I might use the $$ to buy more cupcakes.
PPS. Here are the ingredients, for those who are interested: powdered sugar, cane sugar, unsalted butter, buttermilk, water, cream, canola oil, rice flour, eggs, potato starch, cocoa powder, tapioca starch, vanilla extract, salt, sodium bicarbonate, xanthan gum, baking powder, coffee