Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert, Uncategorized
Servings: 18 servings

Ingredients

Cupcake

  • 1 ½ cups almond milk
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • cup avocado oil
  • ½ cup strong brewed coffee
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ⅓ cups sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt

Frosting

  • 1 cup vegan butter
  • 2 ½ – 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate melted and slightly cooled
  • ¼ cup almond milk

Instructions

Cupcake

  • Mix the almond milk and vinegar in a large mixing bowl, and let sit for a few minutes to activate. 
  • Add the oil, coffee, vanilla extract, and applesauce and beat.
  • Add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to a sifter and slowly sift over the wet ingredients while mixing with a hand-held or standing mixer. It should be creamy and pourable.
  • Pour batter into cupcake tin (lined with cupcake liner).
  • Bake 350°F for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.

Frosting

  • Beat together all ingredients until light and fluffy, adding the powdered sugar in small amounts until you reach your desired consistency and sweetness. If it becomes too thick, add more almond milk. If it’s too thin, add more cocoa powder or powdered sugar.
  • Once the cupcake is completely cooled, frost each cupcake.