Cook's Hideout: Basic Vegan Chocolate Cupcake

October 20, 2013

Basic Vegan Chocolate Cupcake

After these Vegan Vanilla cupcakes, the other cupcake recipe that is made quite often in my house is this vegan chocolate cupcake. This recipe is also from 'Vegan Cupcakes Take over the World'. I tried other eggless cupcake recipes, but this recipe has always given me consistent results. The cupcakes are moist and fluffy and they hold up to butter cream frosting.
Basic Vegan Chocolate Cupcake
I made these cupcakes for my son's birthday and sent them to school. His class has kids who have very severe peanut allergy, so I always make sure that all the ingredients I use are peanut free.
Basic Vegan Chocolate Cupcake
All purpose flour - 1cup
Unsweetened Cocoa powder - 1/3cup, Dutch processed or regular
Baking Soda - ¾tsp
Baking powder - ½tsp
Salt - ¼tsp
Soy milk - 1cup
Apple cider Vinegar - 1tsp
Granulated Sugar - ¾cup
Canola Oil - 1/3cup
Vanilla extract - 1tsp
Almond extract/ Chocolate extract or more vanilla extract - ½tsp (optional)

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin pan with paper or foil liners.
  • Whisk together soy milk and vinegar in a large bowl. Set aside for a few minutes to curdle.
  • Add sugar, oil, vanilla extract and other extract, if using, to the soy milk mixture and beat until foamy.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in 2 batches and beat the batter is almost smooth, few lumps are OK.
  • Pour into liners upto ¾s of the way. Bake 18~20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
  • Transfer to cooling rack and let cool completely before frosting.
I used the same Chocolate frosting recipe from here.
Basic Vegan Chocolate Cupcake

This is my entry to Valli's weekly 'Cooking from Cookbook Challenge'. 

Update December 2013: Sending these cupcakes over to Valli's Cake Mela.



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  2. ooo the cup cakes are perfect.. I just want to pick one up.. awesome clicks and loved the paper doilies :)

  3. choclatey and pretty how you decorated

  4. Wow its super tempting n delicious cake

  5. I rarely bake vegan but there are occasions when friends request vegan recipes and I have always had issues finding fool-proof ones. I am going to take your recommendations and try these the next time

  6. wow so delicious cupcakes there :) looks awesome !! loooks super tempting .. wud love to grab these super moist cupcakes !!

  7. Pavani, you had me drooling over your delicious looking chocolate I am sure my kids would love I have to get apple cider for this..of course I guess I can make it non vegan by using regular milk right..

  8. Prefectly looking super cute cupcakes.. Love that beautiful frosting.

  9. Cake looks so soft and yum! Beautiful pics Pavani :)

  10. so so tempting,want to grab it straight from the pic!!!! And that frosting on top, mm totally yum!!!

  11. Wow ! Delicious choco cupcakes ! Looks beautiful...

  12. Those cupcakes are very tempting and beautifully frosted And it is chocolate!

  13. This is so tempting!!!Lovely frosting!

  14. Pavani, your pictures are making me drool here! So lovely!


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