Giveaway Wednesday: Gluten-Free Cupcakes

Posted by on May 18, 2011 | 102 Comments

I’m heading out to BlogHer Food first thing in the a.m., but didn’t want to leave y’all without something fun. Since its gluten-free and Celiac awareness month, I thought a delicious, brand-spankin’ new gluten-free cookbook would be the perfect giveaway item …

Yes, I’m giving away Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour by Elana Amsterdam. Technically, this is a grain-free cookbook (well beyond gluten-free!) with very easy recipes that contain just a handful of ingredients (my kind of recipe). To get a taste, click the picture below to see the Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Meringue Frosting Recipe from this cookbook …

Note to those with food allergies /  intolerances: this book is completely gluten-free (obviously) and soy-free, and mostly dairy-free, but does use quite a few eggs and a lot of the recipes use nuts.

What are Giveaway Wednesdays? (Almost) every Wednesday I will host a giveaway. It may be big, it may be small. It may be hosted on Facebook, Twitter, Alisa Cooks, or Go Dairy Free. You never know where I’ll pop up with Wednesday’s giveaway! But this week, it’s here on Alisa Cooks.

How to Enter? Just comment here and let me know why you want to win this book! If you feel so inclined, you can also share a link to one of your favorite gluten-free recipes. That would just be a bonus for all of us 🙂

How to Get a Second Entry? Tweet, Facebook, or otherwise share this giveaway with others, and leave a second comment letting me know that you did!

Deadline? I will plan to pick the winner on Monday, May 23rd!

Good luck! I’ll be back soon to report on the conference.


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Comments (102)


  1. Stephen says:

    I like cupcakes!

  2. why do i want to win this? cupcakes. recipes. that happen to be GF.

    even better!

  3. Evan Thomas says:

    I would love to win this since I’ll have free time to bake over the Summer and live GF

  4. I would LOVE this book – being gluten free AND I was borrowing a similar baking book from a friend – just returned it and I MISS it! 🙂

    my recent favorite GF dessert –>

  5. Lisa says:

    I was just browsing through this book at the bookstore. It looks great!

  6. Valerie says:

    I heart tiny cakes!

  7. My family would love to make dessert again! 🙂

  8. Niv says:

    I have tried almost all the giveaway’s for this book, tryign one more time:-). I am looking forward to baking lot of GF recipes this summer, this book will be a bonus.

  9. Courtney says:

    I would love to win this because I enjoy gluten free baking and have never used coconut flour before…I think this would be helpful to get started!

  10. Courtney says:

    I forwarded the e-mail I got about this giveaway to friends…I don’t have a fb or twitter account–does that count as sharing about the giveaway?

  11. Amy says:

    I would love to win this because my cookbook collection is sorely lacking a gluten-free title.

  12. Natalie A says:

    I love love love cupcakes but am trying to go gluten-free. This giveaway? Perfect.

  13. Anna says:

    i love cupcakes and if this is anything like elana’s almond flour cookbook (which has become a staple in my kitchen!), i can’t wait to try it!! thanks for offering the giveaway!

  14. Bethany S. says:

    I would love to win this book to give to my friend, Krista. She is GF and DF. (It would be great to show her my gratitude for finding me an ice “cream” that I could eat with all my dietary restrictions, when I thought none existed.)

  15. Bethany S. says:

    I shared it on facebook too, and told my GF peeps about it!

  16. Nicole says:

    What a beautiful book!

  17. Bethany S. says:

    I love these cookies! They are GF and DF (but not vegan). So yummy!!

  18. Marsha says:

    I would love to win this book. I love baking with almond and coconut flour, so having a cupcake cookbook that uses both would be great.

  19. You know I love baking gluten free! Favorite gluten free recipe right now is socca pizza. I’ve been craving it so badly lately!

  20. Chaya says:

    I want to learn to use more almond flour in my baking so this book would be my guide.

  21. Amberle says:

    I would love to win because I have a gluten-free co-worker who always misses out on the fun when I bring baked goods. Plus the simple ingredient list really appeals to me.

  22. mtbVegan says:

    I’d love to bake my GF friends some great cupcakes!

  23. Jeannie says:

    I’m interested in GF cooking and this cookbook could help me with the hard part, dessert.

  24. Sandra says:

    New to cupcake baking and with some new family members who need gluten free food, I would love to have the book so I don’t make them sick.

  25. Megan P. says:

    I don’t want this cookbook for myself. I’d love to give it to a friend who has recently had to go gluten free for her daughter. I’d be willing to bet they’d love to have this cookbook.

  26. Bebe says:

    We recently went gluten free. I am so interested in different recipes that I can try to help my little fella eat.

  27. Josiane says:

    A friend of mine has just learned that she has to be gluten-free, so I’d love to win this book and send it her way as a gift. Delicious gluten-free cupcakes would certainly help make her new life a tad sweeter!

  28. Josiane says:

    I’ve tweeted about the giveaway:!/kimianak/status/71046525119242240 and I’m about to send a DM to my friend, in order to make sure that she also grabs her chance at winning the book!

  29. Deborah says:

    This would be great for me, as I am trying to learn all I can about gluten free baking. I’ve been gluten free for five years now ad am much healthier than I was before!

  30. Deborah Suarez says:

    This would be great for me, as I am trying to learn all I can about gluten free baking. I’ve been gluten free for five years now, and I am much healthier than I was before!

  31. Katie says:

    I think the title says it all for me. That’s why I want to win this book. And because I’ve been seeing reviews of it everywhere and it is taunting me in my dreams…

  32. Andrea says:

    Cupcakes with coconut flour??? My favourite combinations! 🙂

  33. Gerri says:

    I am wanting to learn to bake gf. This is all new territory for me and any help is greatly apprciated!! LOL

  34. Carol Peterson says:

    I’m new to gluten-free, dairy-free cooking, and have only one cookbook. I also have a granddaughter who is a cupcake addict. We would both love it if you selected us as your winners. Her name is Cadence.

  35. Jen M says:

    My kids love cupcakes! I would enjoy trying some new cupcake recipes!

  36. Angela Roydich says:

    I recently found a new love for baking! So winning this book would be amazing.

  37. Karibeth Soto says:

    My 10 year old’s birthday is in June, and I would love to be able to make him a yummy cupcake cake. (Most of my attempts to make him a cake or cupcake have been less than stellar… Pretty soggy, actually!)


  38. Sarah says:

    Almonds! Coconut! GF cupcakes!

    I found out I had to go gluten-free less than a month ago, and I could really use a cupcake now.

    I’ll be tweeting about this…

    PS Thank you Josiane!

  39. Gloria says:

    My 3 year old is on GFCF diet and it is hard to find things she will eat.
    This would make a great desert item for her

  40. andrea kechiche says:

    with my daughters very limited diet I would like another cook book to help me bake nice cakes for her

  41. Jill says:

    My 7 yr old son has gluten ataxia, which means if he accidentally eats wheat he loses motor skills and the last time it happened he developed dementia and couldnt write anymore. Thankfully the dementia cleared up and 2 yrs of OT have helped him learn how to write, but we dont take chances with his diet at all. He loves cupcakes and this book would help!

  42. hannah says:

    I just started GF with my 2 kids and they are doing great but I need to kick it up a notch, we are getting bored with potatoes and rice!

  43. Becca says:

    I am gluten free and always looking for tasty dessert recipes to curb my sweet tooth. These recipes look amazing, and who doesn’t love a good cupcake?!

  44. Michelle says:

    I would LOVE this book. I have had some hits and misses in baking gluten free and dairy free cupcakes and this book looks awesome!

  45. Katie says:

    My dad is on a very strict diet and really has to watch his gluten intake. I don’t think he’s had a cupcake in over a year! I would love to make him some and I think this cookbook would help!

  46. Cara Goedecke says:

    It’s my birthday this week, so what a great treat! 🙂

  47. Beth Hiebert says:

    I would like this cookbook for my daughter, she is 7 and she cannot eat gluten. Birthday parties are the hardest. We can’t find a good dessert recipe. PLEASE HELP!

  48. Sandra says:

    looks delicious……would be great to win so someone her could make me birthday cupcakes that are yummy!!!

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