Review of Genius Gluten Free Lemon Cupcakes

Now, it’s not easy to find a cake that is safe to eat when you follow a dairy and lactose free diet. The rapid development of the free from market has resulted in ever expanding sections in the supermarket aisles. This is of course a good thing, sadly it can often still be difficult to find suitable cakes as many are gluten free but contain dairy. So when I heard that Genius produced cupcakes that were both gluten and milk free I confess I was a tad excited. They come in two flavours chocolate and lemon and have been available for quiet some time. I’ve just not round to undertaking my review of them until now that is. So, I decided to review their lemon cupcakes. They come in an plastic container which is easy to reseal. The is wrapped around with a small card which is orange with a yellow border. I should say you get 2 cakes per packet. Each┬ácake contains 315 calories, 30.0g of fat, 24.4g of sugar, and 0.54g of salt.

On opening the packet the first thing I noted was the good serving of cream icing to the top of the cupcake. Under this I could just see a small amount of cream coloured sponge. I couldn’t really smell any lemon aroma but the cake looked so inviting I just wanted to dive in.
On bitting into the cake I was immediately hit by the contrast in textures from the cake. I got the initial crunch and then smooth slight creaminess from the icing. This was followed by a light bouncy texture from the sponge below. The combination of textures worked really well together. I have to be confess to being suprised by the texture of the cakes sponge. I thought it might be slightly dry and hard going because it was gluten free. Genius certainly proved me wrong here. Oh then finally into the flavour that was spot on too, there was a subtle hint of lemon noted without it being too strong overpowering, or artificial in flavouring. So if you follow a gluten, wheat, dairy, lactose, or milk free diet why not give these a try. So thank you Genius for proving me wrong and for producing a nice lemon cupcake that I can enjoy.


  1. July 14, 2015 / 4:45 pm

    *want!!!! Now I have to figure out where to get them…

    • July 14, 2015 / 9:10 pm

      I have got them from Tesco’s, Sainsbury’s and Ocado. I hope that helps.

      • July 14, 2015 / 9:14 pm

        I found their website, they are not available in the US yet. I doubt they would hold up in the mail…. lol

        • July 14, 2015 / 9:20 pm

          Hopefully they will be one day, they do have a reasonable shelf live though.

  2. July 14, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    I love that these are wheat AND dairy free, usually cakes are just wheat free – yay!

    • July 14, 2015 / 9:07 pm

      Indeed and easily available which is great.

  3. July 19, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    Oh man, I had to the chocolate ones from sainsburys, I NEARLY died when I had a bite. They are so gorgeous! I love that they dont crumble to much and I love the icing too!

    • July 19, 2015 / 4:16 pm

      They are lovely too, but I personally prefer the lemon cupcakes. It’s great to have an easy to find cake which as you say doesn’t crumble too much or as with some other gluten free cakes is a bit hard going.

      • July 19, 2015 / 7:29 pm

        I’ll have to try the lemon ones i quite like a bit of lemon cake! Yeah the only other time ive had a Gluten free one from a shop that isn’t crumbly is the ones I had in a Vegan cafe I used to work in! I make my own but even then they can be crumbly!

        • July 19, 2015 / 7:39 pm

          I’m sure you will enjoy them.

  4. July 24, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    These are v tasty-Thankyou for sharing. I’m going to putting up my cake recipe shortly for a dairy free lemon drizzle may like x

    • July 24, 2015 / 9:18 pm

      Thank you ?. I look forward to seeing your recipe.

  5. rudyhou
    December 15, 2015 / 8:58 am

    oh my… i’m salivating while reading this. i would so enjoy this with a cup of aromatic darjeeling.

    • December 15, 2015 / 6:35 pm

      They are great cake to enjoy. I must try them with Darjeeling in the future thanks for the tip ?.

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