Easy Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes - My Vegan Child
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Easy Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

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Easy Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Easy. Delicious. Cheap. Versatile. Vegan. Not only does this recipe make great vegan cupcakes, but you can also use the same recipe to make a chocolate cake or larger muffins – it’s the only recipe you need!


  • 1 1/2c flour (white, wholemeal or GF)
  • 1c coconut sugar (or any sugar)
  • ½c cocoa
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (or coconut oil)
  • 1Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2c water
  • OPTIONAL: 1c grated courgette, grated beetroot or beetroot pulp from juicer
  • OPTIONAL: Chocolate chips for double choc cupcakes, add at end.



– Grate courgette (if using) and place into a large bowl.
– Add all dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt) and stir until thoroughly combined.
– Add wet ingredients (oil, vinegar, vanilla, water) and stir until thoroughly combined.
– Put mixture into greased muffin tins or cake tin. (Makes 1 large cake or 12 large muffins, or 16 tiny muffins & 6 large muffins).
– Bake for 20minutes (muffins), and 30minutes (cake) at 180c or 350f
– Rest in tin for 5 minutes before putting on a stand to cool.

Enjoy as is, or ice with chocolate icing. 💕

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