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Vegan Choco Cupcakes

Vegan Choco Cupcakes

Vegan Choco Cupcakes

When we say traditional cupcakes, milk and eggs are two staples. For that reason, vegans find it hard to enjoy one of the world’s most delicious desserts. However, we, at Coco Treasure Organics, made some creative tweaks to this classic, using avocado and coconut oil for a moist and rich vegan treat! See our recipe below.

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Course Dessert
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16 Cupcakes
Calories 378 kcal

Ingredients

For the Frosting:

  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • ¾ cup organic coconut milk
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon agar powder
  • 1 ½ cups Coco Treasure Organics Coconut Nectar Syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot
  • 3 tablespoons Coco Treasure Organics Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 10 oz. vegan chocolate chips

For the Cupcake:

  • ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup organic coconut milk
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1/3 cup Coco Treasure Organics Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup Coco Treasure Organics Coconut Nectar Syrup
  • 1 cup diced ripe avocado
  • 1 ½ cups white spelt flour
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions

For the Frosting:

  1. In a medium bowl, dissolve the arrowroot into the coconut milk. Set aside.
  2. Pour the ¾ cup of water into a medium saucepan. Add the agar and boil.
  3. Once it boils, turn heat to low and whisk every now and then for four minutes.
  4. Add the coconut nectar syrup, salt, and cocoa powder until well combined. Allow to boil while remembering to whisk constantly.
  5. Slowly add the arrowroot and the coconut milk mixture. Again, whisk until smooth.
  6. Let the mixture simmer over low heat while stirring constantly. Remove from heat when a pudding-like texture is achieved.
  7. Add the coconut oil, vanilla, and the chocolate chips. Mix well until smooth. Place in a bowl and let it cool at room temperature. Once cool, cover it with plastic wrap and put in the fridge overnight.

For the Cupcake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place paper liners in 16 muffin cups.
  2. In a bowl, sift the baking powder, salt, baking soda, and flour. Set aside.
  3. Puree the avocado in a food processor until smooth.
  4. In a saucepan, pour coconut milk and dissolve the cocoa powder. Whisk constantly over moderate heat until it starts to bubble. Add the cocoa and coconut milk mixture to the pureed avocados in the food processor, including the coconut nectar syrup, vanilla, and coconut oil. Puree until smooth.
  5. Pour the avocado and cocoa mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients. Mix well.
  6. Scoop the cupcake batter into the muffin cups. Fill each of them about 2/3 full.
  7. Bake for 25 mins. Leave the cupcakes in the muffin pan for 15 mins. before transferring into a cooling rack.
  8. Take the chilled frosting out of the fridge and put into a food processor. Process until it becomes spreadable and smooth.
  9. Frost the cupcakes.
  10. Serve!

Recipe Notes

Look at their gorgeous chocolate frosting! They sure did turn out well. Now, if you are up for another vegan treat, try our Coconut Cream Pie.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Choco Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Sodium 203mg 8%
Potassium 243mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 31g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 1.4%
Calcium 5.1%
Iron 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.