Last week, my daughter and I made these delicious vegan chocolate cupcakes. The recipe was sent to us by her grandmother. We modified the ingredients based upon what we have (I have included the modifications below in parentheses).
These cupcakes are very rich and moist thanks to a surprise ingredient: avocado! You can’t taste the avocado in the final product, so have no fear!
Vegan Chocolate Cupcake Recipe with Surprise Ingredient (Avocado!)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Line 16 muffin cups with [amazon_link id=”B000FAIR96″ target=”_blank” ]unbleached paper liners[/amazon_link].
In a large bowl, sift together:
- 1 1/2 cups of organic white spelt flour (we used 1 cup unbleached white flour and 1/2 cup brown spelt flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
On medium heat, whisk together in a saucepan. Cook two minutes:
- 3/4 cup organic cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup organic coconut milk
In a food processor, puree:
- 1 cup Hass avocado (we only had one avo, so we used apple sauce in addition to make one cup)
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Add chocolate mixture and puree until smooth.
Combine the chocolate/avo mix with the flour until just mixed. Fill the 16 muffin cups. Cook for 25 minutes.
We used a whipped cream and chocolate chip frosting, which made our cupcakes no longer vegan, but delicious. If you would like a suggested frosting recipe that is vegan, let me know.
Mimi Avocado says
So happy to find your recipe using avocados! We grow avocados in So. Calif. on our famliy farm, so all four of our children grew up eating them (and helping on the farm!)
Now we even ship monthly avocado subscriptions direct from the farm to folks who want premium avocados direct from a farmer that they know. Isn’t it amazing that avocados have so much nutrition and can be used in so many different ways?!
I am always on the hunt for great chocolate cupcake recipes but this one isn’t just great it is FANTASTIC!!! I had all the ingredients down to two ripe avocados. This will absolutely be repeated in our house. I made a vegan icing to top it off and there were many happy customers in our home today. Thank you!
Jennifer Lance says
You are welcome! They are so good. Definitely a keeper recipe!
What can I use instead of coconut oil. ?