Foolproof Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Let’s be honest everyone loves a sweet treat sometimes all the time. So having that amazing foolproof recipe to fall back on when time is short. I have been playing around with my recipe for cupcakes, and just generally mixing it up a bit, nothing wrong with experimenting right? I tried these as a pre-run for my husband’s birthday cake and they went down fabulously, so are you ready for this recipe, trust me you’re going to want it.

Ingredients – Cupcakes

  • 300 ml vegan milk (I used rice milk)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp agave nectar (or maple syrup)
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 150g sugar
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla (I used a vanilla bean grinder but  you can use others)
  • 100g of chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/177°C/375°F.
  2. Sieve the flour, cacao powder, sugar, bicarbonate of soda & vanilla into a bowl.
  3. Add the wet ingredients and mix until everything is completely mixed in.
  4. Add in your chocolate chips and mix again.
  5. Pour into your cupcake cases – don’t overfill!
  6. Put your cupcakes in the oven for 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out completely clean.

Ingredients – Icing

  • 3/4 cup vegan butter (I used Vitalite)
  • 3 cups icing sugar (It does make a lot!)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • Small splashes of vegan milk
  1. Add 1/2 cup of icing sugar and a small amount of butter and mix until it’s fluffy.
  2. Slowly add more icing sugar and butter until all is mixed in.
  3. Add the cacao powder and vanilla into the mixture.
  4. It should be thick so it holds all of the shape on the cupcake.
  5. Once your cupcakes have cooled down, ice in your own way! I used a piping method.

What I’ve definitely learned from the icing recipe is it does make a lot, I was being really stingy with the amount I was using because I wanted to make sure I could ice all of the cupcakes. Next time I will definitely use the entire cupcake top and fill it with icing!

Have you tried this recipe? Is it one you would use? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. 01/10/2017 / 9:29 am

    Wow these look delicious! I’m lactose intolerant, so I’m always interested in vegan desert recipes. But I approach them with caution because a LOT of vegan recipes have strange alternatives or ingredients I’d need to visit a health food store for. This recipe looks great, easy and super yummy!

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      01/10/2017 / 5:12 pm

      Let me know if you give it a try my lovely! The cupcakes are super yummy! xxxx

  2. 01/10/2017 / 1:28 pm

    THESE look actually incredible!!!!!!!

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      01/10/2017 / 5:13 pm

      One day I will bring you some cupcakes! xxx

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      08/10/2017 / 10:11 am

      They so delicious! I’d definitely recommend them if you’re looking for a super easy and yummy recipe! xxxx

  3. 02/10/2017 / 12:42 pm

    Oh my god these look amazing. I havent done any baking since being vegan but I might have to try these! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

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      08/10/2017 / 10:11 am

      Let me know if you try them angel! xxxx

  4. 05/10/2017 / 8:47 pm

    I need to do some baking and these look delicious! x

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      08/10/2017 / 10:28 am

      If I lived closer I’d definitely send you some angel! xxxx

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