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Chocolate Cupcakes & Vegan Frosting

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Food Allergy P.I.


Gluten Free, Vegan, Top 8 Free Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cup flour all-purpose or measure for measure gluten free
  • 3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 tablespoon grapeseed oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water

Vegan Frosting

  • 1 3/4 cup solid coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar maple syrup or honey can be substituted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Gluten Free, Vegan, Top 8 Free Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients, and mix til smooth. Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 full. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from center. Let cool completely before frosting. 

    Alternately you can make a cake with this recipe. Mix all dry ingredients in the 8x8 baking pan you will bake this cake in. Make 3 depressions in the dry ingredients and fill each one separately with the following: vinegar, vanilla, oil. Pour water over the mixture and stir til smooth. Bake about 35 minutes or til toothpick comes clean out of the center. 

    This recipe can be doubled to make 24 instead of 12 cupcakes, or alternately in a 9x13 pan instead of 8x8. 

Vegan Frosting

  1. Spoon out the solid cream into a large measuring cup until you have 1 3/4 cup. Discard any excess liquid. Add sugar and vanilla, and beat with an electric hand mixer JUST until smooth. Don't over mix or it will fall and loose it's fluffiness. Frost cooled cupcakes. *Note, sometimes it's hard to get your canned coconut cream to solidify. Be sure not to shake the cans prior to or after putting in fridge. Place as close to the back of fridge as possible to get them super cold. I usually put a few cans in the back so that if some of them don't set-up for me all the way, I will hopefully get enough between them all.