It can be tricky to come up with a recipe for vegan cupcakes that are so tasty they will disappear shortly after being served. Thankfully, you won’t have to look much longer, because that recipe is right here. These chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter cream cheese frosting are completely vegan. The frosting is made from combining vegan cream cheese, peanut butter, vanilla extract and powdered sugar. The cupcakes are equally dairy free, making them great for those with food allergies as well!
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If you truly want a different kind of snack, consider making a batch (or two – you may have a hard time resisting them!) of these mini cinnamon chocolate cupcakes. They are made from, of course, cocoa powder and cinnamon, as well as nutmeg, balsamic vinegar, flour, and a number of other ingredients. The frosting is a spiced buttercream, complete with almond milk and pumpkin pie spice. On top of that are the candied walnuts. All three work together to make an unforgettable combination!
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Winter weather calls for rich, deeply flavored cupcakes – like these chocolate ones. They contain flour, eggs, vanilla extract, sugar, dark brown sugar (yes, two different types), salt, baking powder, baking soda, butter, cocoa powder and hot brewed coffee. The latter two give the cupcakes that luscious flavor that works well when the weather is cold. The frosting is a peanut butter buttercream that’s applied over chocolate ganache. The perfect topping to an unforgettable cupcake!
It may sound strange, but vegan cupcakes are quite delicious, especially when they are topped with fluffy vanilla almond frosting and a light drizzle of raspberry glaze. These cupcakes contain a number of substitutes that make them just as tasty as regular ones, only vegan. For example, vanilla almond milk takes the places of standard dairy milk, and extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar fill in for the eggs. Don’t forget the cocoa powder!
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While the thought of flourless cupcakes may be a turn off, when you hear that they are made almost entirely of ground up chocolate and almonds, you may change your mind. These chocolate cupcakes also consist of eggs, grapeseed oil, agave nectar, Celtic sea salt and vanilla extract. Once they are baked, let them cool before topping them with homemade vegan chocolate icing. You can also toss on a whole almond or two for extra flavor, if you’d like.
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Malted milk powder makes a great addition to chocolate cupcakes. These particular ones contain malted milk powder in both the batter and in the frosting, for a one-two punch of malted-ness. The rest of the cupcake batter is composed of unsweetened chocolate, sugar, butter, flour, milk, eggs, vanilla extract and several other things. The frosting is a homemade malted milk chocolate buttercream, complete with chocolate, malted milk powder, heavy cream and butter. Are you ready for irresistible cupcakes?
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Chocolate and peanut are an excellent combination. This is why peanut butter M&Ms are so addictive, and why this particular recipe is so tasty. The chocolate cupcakes are good, but are nothing compared to the frosting. You can even make the cupcakes themselves from a boxed mix if you so choose. After all, the frosting is the showpiece. It is made from butter, crunchy peanut butter, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, salt and crushed peanut butter M&Ms. Tasty!
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These vegan cupcakes are also gluten free, so you could argue that they are “healthy” – and use that as your justification for eating several of them in one sitting. However, they are also great for those with food allergies, as they use garbanzo-fava bean flour and potato starch, plus arrowroot, xanthan gum and agave nectar for sweetness. The frosting is also vegan and gluten free. It contains coconut flour, soy milk powder and several other ingredients.
It can be tough to find snacks that you can eat when you’re following a strict low fat diet. However, with a little experimentation – and the handy tips listed here – you will be able to make chocolate cupcakes for yourself and your family. The trick lies in knowing what to substitute for other things, and how to handle those ingredients so that the cake remains moist and tasty. With some careful adjustments, you’ll even be able to find the perfect frosting for your cupcakes.
Source Americas Test Kitchen
Most people associate a vegan diet with vegetables and little else. However, many vegans can eat cupcakes and other treats, as long as the snacks are made without dairy and other animal byproducts. These vegan cupcakes are chocolate, and are topped with a freshly made vegan ganache. Once they’ve been baked, frosted and garnished with a fresh raspberry, you will find little difference between them and other non-vegan treats. Try one and see!
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