Updated: Feb 2, 2021
Based off of my Salted Sun-Butter Swirl Brownie recipe, these simple chocolate cupcakes are wonderfully moist and fluffy! It takes just 6 ingredients & 1 bowl to make, so when you're craving something chocolaty, It'll take practically no time at all to satisfy your cravings! This cake is all I could ever dream of for a gluten, dairy, & egg free cupcake to be! They're free of the top-8 allergens, making them a great vegan option, plus, this recipe also includes a vegan velvety chocolate frosting! Happy baking!
Yields: 9 cupcakes
You can easily bake these in regular cake tins by baking for 25-30 minutes instead of 20-25 minutes! Just be sure to take a toothpick test before calling them finished!
Try adding chocolate chips, sprinkles, or other things to the batter! Get creative!
Note that this recipe makes 9 cupcakes, not a full pan of 12.
They're best if eaten on the day they were made, but still delicious if consumed within the next couple days.
1 cup Eli's gluten free flour blend* (because my flour blend is a bit unique, I can only assure great results if you use mine specifically, but definitely feel free to try another one or your own!)
3/4 cup plant milk (I used soy, but if soy isn't a part of your diet, almond, rice, cashew, or even coconut (from a carton, not a can) would work!
3/4 cup white sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder
6 tbsp (1/4 cup + 2 tbsp) vegetable/canola oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
A dash of salt (optional, but recommended)
Dairy-free chocolate chips (optional)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract/powder (optional)
3 tbsp dairy-free butter, softened but cold
3 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp plant-based milk
3 cups caster sugar (also known as powdered sugar or icing sugar)
A pinch of fine sea salt (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
For the cake
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.
Add the milk, then oil until the batter is well combines with no lumps.
Line a cupcake tin and, using 1/4 c measurement, scoop batter into the liners. You want them about 3/4 of the way full.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean!
For the frosting
In a small bowl, combine all the frosting ingredients.
Using a hand-held beater or stand mixer, beat on a medium setting until the ingredients are smooth and combined. Beat on medium-high for 15 seconds.
Feel free to comment below or reach me on Instagram @eats.by.eli if you have any questions, if you have made this recipe, and if so, what you thoughts were! Best wishes!