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Easy Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

You can bake a batch of 6 of these easy, light, and tasty Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes in less than 30 minutes. Serve them topped with a mound of vegan chocolate frosting for a dairy-free, gluten-free, treat your family is sure to love.

6 Easy Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes without any vinegar, lemon juice, or flax eggs

It feels like it was just yesterday that I was packing up my work computer to bring it home as work-from-home plans were being put into play at my day job ( I happen to masquerade as a graphic designer by day and food blogger the rest of the time!)

But, it wasn’t yesterday.
It was over a month ago.

They say time flies when it is good…

And, for me, for us, good it has been.
I am incredibly fortunate, so blessed beyond measure, that I get to work from home during a time when so many have lost so much.

My two dogs and daughter

I am grateful that these three are my “co-workers” and I get to spend more time with them on the simple things like talking, walking, cooking, and baking vegan chocolate cupcakes like you see here.

I’ve been dabbling in a bit of vegan baking since December of last year.
Along the way, I’ve had many failed bakes, some of which even my dogs turned their noses away from and refused to eat.

the 10 Ingredients to make vegan chocolate cupcakes

But, surprisingly, I’ve had a few recipes that were successes like these vegan vanilla cupcakes that were spiked with a bit of warming, aromatic spices like cinnamon and cardamom.

I decided to try my hand out at vegan baking because of my daughter. However, the earlier recipes I experimented with involved flax eggs, or vinegar, or lemon juice, and way too much sugar. The resulting cupcakes and cakes were not to my liking.

Before and after baking vegan chocolate cupcakes

Of course, my tastebuds could be considered faulty. But, I like what I like.

So, I decided to start trying to bake vegan cupcakes that did not require vinegar or lime juice or flax eggs. Just straight up light and tasty vegan cupcakes that were more flavorful than sugary. Those vanilla cupcakes fell into this category.

Tasty  Easy Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes without any vinegar, lemon juice, or flax eggs.

Inspired by those vanilla cupcakes, I made these chocolate ones.
These Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes are made with 10 ingredients such as:
• All purpose flour (I used King Arthur Gluten Free Flour)
• Cocoa
• Cane sugar
• Instant coffee
• Baking powder
• Baking soda
• Salt
• Coconut milk
• Oil
• Vanilla

You don’t have to pull out your electric mixer until you make the frosting, as all the ingredients for the cupcakes can be mixed with a spoon in one bowl!

Easy Tasty Addicting vegan chocolate cupcakes made with ten ingredients only.

The instant coffee I used in these accentuates the chocolate flavor, making these some of the tastiest and light vegan chocolate cupcakes my daughter and I have had ~ with the vegan aspect being stressed.

You can choose to make a chocolate ganache with vegan chocolate chips and coconut oil and pour that over these cupcakes.
You could also serve these chocolate cupcakes with a heavy dollop of whipped coconut milk or vegan whipped topping.
Or, you could whip up a batch of vegan chocolate frosting and pile it on high onto these cupcakes, like we did.

Though, make sure you wait for the vegan butter to melt thoroughly or the frosting will tend to look not too smooth (like you see here). But, I cannot say that deterred us from digging in.

Here’s wishing you and your family the very best in the days and weeks ahead.

6 Easy Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes without any vinegar, lemon juice, or flax eggs

Easy Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

You can bake a batch of 6 of these easy, light, and tasty Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes in less than 30 minutes. Serve them topped with a mound of vegan chocolate frosting for a dairy-free, gluten-free, treat your family is sure to love.

Ingredients

For the vegan chocolate cupcakes:

  • 3/4 cup All purpose flour (I used King Arthur Gluten Free Flour)
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup Cane sugar
  • 2 tsp Instant coffee
  • 3/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk (I used Chaokoh coconut milk)
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

For the vegan chocolate frosting:

  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp vegan butter at room temperature (I used soy free earth balance)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 - 3 tbsp coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp instant coffee

Instructions

For the vegan chocolate cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Into a bowl, add all purpose flour or Gluten Free flour, cocoa, cane sugar, baking powder, baking soda, coffee, and salt and mix well using a spoon.
  3. Then add in oil, coconut milk, and pure vanilla extract and mix well.
  4. Spoon spoonfuls into a lined muffin baking pan and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

For the vegan chocolate frosting:

Add vegan butter, powdered sugar, instant coffee, vanilla extract, coconut milk, and cocoa to a bowl. Using an electric mixer, mix all ingredients well. Then, pipe onto the cooled vegan cupcakes and enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 456Total Fat 12gCholesterol 61mgCarbohydrates 73gFiber 1gSugar 37gProtein 3g

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