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Low FODMAP Sorting Hat Cupcakes

  • Author: Amy Agur
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Prepare to be spellbound by these light and fluffy low FODMAP sorting hat cupcakes!




  • 2 cups low FODMAP flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 lg egg
  • 1 cup lactose-free milk, 2%
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Butterbeer Icing

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp low FODMAP eggnog
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp rum extract
  • pinch salt
  • food colouring gel (red, blue, yellow, and green)



  • Preheat your oven to 350 °F and line a muffin tray with paper liners.
  • Pop the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl and whisk for 20
    seconds to combine.
  • Add the egg to a small bowl and gently whisk to break the yolk. Add the milk and
    the vegetable oil and whisk again to combine.
  • Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the
    well and quickly whisk until the batter is just moistened.
  • Divide the batter between each muffin well and bake for 20-23 minutes (or until a
    toothpick comes out clean). Cool cupcakes on a wire rack.

Butterbeer Icing

  • Pop your butter in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until fluffy (4 minutes).
    Slowly add your icing sugar as you continue to mix on low speed.
  • While the beaters are still going, slowly add the eggnog, followed by the
    nutmeg, rum extract, and salt. Once everything has been added, bring your
    mixer to medium-high and beet until the icing is light and creamy (about 2
    minutes). You can add additional icing sugar or eggnog to adjust the
  • Take out 1 cup of icing and divide it between 4 bowls. Tint each of the bowls
    using your food colouring (red, yellow, blue, and green)
  • Using a teaspoon, hollow out a small pocket the centre of each cupcake. Fill
    the pockets with coloured icing (3 cupcakes per colour – unless you have a
    house favourite!). Put the remaining icing into a piping bag and generously
    pipe the frosting onto your cupcakes using your favourite piping tip! Bite into
    your cupcake to be sorted into your rightful house!


Recommended low FODMAP serving – 1 cupcake per sitting

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking

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