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Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"These simple vegan chocolate cupcakes with vegan vanilla frosting are wonderfully moist and rich. You can use any sprinkles or candy you like for decorating."
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1 h 15 m servings 327 cals
Original recipe yields 15 servings (15 cupcakes)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 15 individual muffin cups or line cups with paper liners.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Pour in water, oil, vanilla extract, and vinegar. Mix well into a smooth batter. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 30 minutes. Cool in the muffin cups for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool, about 20 minutes.
  4. Cream margarine in a bowl with an electric mixer until soft and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add 1/2 of the confectioners' sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, while electric mixture is running on low speed. Beat in vanilla soy milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat in remaining confectioners' sugar until frosting has desired consistency.
  5. Spoon frosting into a piping bag and pipe over cupcakes. Decorate with sprinkles.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 327 calories; 11.2 g fat; 55.8 g carbohydrates; 1.9 g protein; < 1 mg cholesterol; 157 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I made these and they turned out rich and moist. I did make the following changes; instead of adding water I did a vegan buttermilk (1tbsp vinegar to 1 c soy milk). I used 3 tbsp dark cocoa powd...

I'm not vegan but was out of butter and eggs and thought I'd try these - they turned out delicious, I was really surprised how much flavor they had without any dairy.