Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

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Hello & Happy Thursday!









There is nothing like celebrating our moms and some fab chocolate cupcakes!! Believe it or not, out of the hundreds of recipes on Eat Drink Shrink, I only had 1 chocolate cupcake recipe. That being said, it seemed like the perf fit to create a staple vegan Chocolate Cupcake with Sprinkles to celebrate all moms everywhere.


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What’s great about these cupcakes?! Everything! They are quick, easy, affordable, pack staple ingredients, offers a rich a chocolate flavor, the coffee further enhances the chocolate flavor, the texture is buttery soft, you can easily make them in bulk, an they are perf for any season, or reason!!





If you’re searching for the perf Mother’s Day Recipe or simply need a staple vegan chocolate cupcake recipe, you’re going to love this recipe for vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Sprinkles!!










Why this recipe rocks:







Packs flavor

Buttery soft

The perf icing

Perf for any season














































Yields 10

Vegan Chocolate Sprinkle Cupcakes

10 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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    Chocolate Cupcakes:
  • 1 & 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder Unsweetened)
  • 2 tsps Coffee Grains (optional)
  • 3/4 cup cane Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract 
  • 1/3 cup Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Banana, mashed 
  • 1 Tbsp White vinegar
  • Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:
  • 3/4 cup Vegan Butter
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder (Unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2–3 Tbsp Almond Milk
  • Decoration:Natural sprinkles 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a cupcake tray with cupcake liners.
  2. Set aside.Sift the flour and cocoa into a mixing bowl and add cane sugar, coffee grains, baking soda and salt and mix together. (Coffee grains enhance the chocolate flavor, but can be skipped)
  3. To another bowl add the almond milk, vanilla, oil, banana (you can sub applesauce) and vinegar and mix in.
  4. Use a hand whisk to whisk out any big lumps.
  5. Add the wet to dry and whisk until just combined.
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the cupcake liners.
  7. Place into the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the cupcakes comes out clean.
  8. Let cool for a few minutes and then remove the cupcakes from the cupcake tray and transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  9. Prepare your frosting by adding the vegan butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt to a mixing bowl.
  10. Using the Oster mixer, start at slow speed, gradually increasing speed.
  11. Add in the almond milk slowly, only as much as needed to get the right consistency.
  12. When your cupcakes are cooled, pipe on the frosting and sprinkle with natural sprinkles.













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  1. Can this be made with gluten free all purpose flour and money fruit?
    • Hi Christine, You can switch up the flour and use Monk Fruit, but you may end up with a more dense cupcake.

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