Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting



This chocolate cake recipe I've made to so many times, I know it by heart. It's so easy and delicious.  The cake is light and moist with a great crust.  I used peanut butter frosting but any frosting would workgreat.  Perfect for kids with dairy allergies. 






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Vegan Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with  Peanut Butter Frosting

Makes 12 cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350

Dry Ingredients
1 1/2 cup AP Flour
1 cup Sugar
6 Tbsp.  Unsweetened Cocoa
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/8 tsp. Salt

Wet Ingredients

1 cup Brewed Coffee, cooled
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
1 Tbsp.  White Vinegar
2 tsp. Vanilla


  • Sift all  the dry ingredients with a metal strainer into a large bowl.  In a medium bowl mix wet ingredients and then pour over dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Line a muffin pan with cupcake wrappers
  • Fill ¾ of the way with filling.
  • Bake 18- 20 minutes, until cupcakes are finished baking.  Cakes will be puffed and toothpick comes out clean.


 
This frosting is on the dense side, and not sickening sweet, think candy center.  It's got a ton of peanut butter flavor. 














Peanut Butter Frosting


½ Cup Tofutti Cream Cheese, room temp.
1 Cup Peanut Butter, creamy
3 Tbsp. Soy or Almond Milk
2 cups Confectioners Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla

  • Put everything in a large bowl with hand mixer blend until smooth.  Careful not to over mix!  The peanut butter  can give the frosting an oily look if blended to long.  I like a pastry bag with a large star tip to ice.  






Here's how I did it!


all ingredients
Dry ingredients

Wet ingredients
mix until just combined

Fill 3/4 of the way up with batter
Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes, cool cupcakes on rack before frosting

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