vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

One of my favorite friends is celebrating a birthday today, to honor his birthday, I made his favorite cupcakes: Chocolate with Peanut Butter Frosting. It’s sad that I won’t see my buddy today, and he won’t have the opportunity to eat these cupcakes. Poor guy. Maybe this post will inspire him to bake his own batch of these homemade, vegan, yummy birthday treats.

I found this recipe on Bakeaholic, it was quite simple to follow. I like it.

Homemade {vegan} Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Chocolate Cupcakes
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1½ cup flour
  • ½ cup vegan butter, melted
  • ½ cup coconut or almond milk
  • ⅓ cup water + 1 tsp ground golden flax seeds (allow mixture sit for 10-15 minutes before using)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup mashed banana
Peanut Butter Frosting
  • ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup vegan butter, chilled
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 Tbsp non-dairy milk (coconut or almond)
Chocolate Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and baking powder. Stir to mix.
  3. In a separate bowl blend together mashed banana, vanilla, melted butter, flax seeds + water mixture, apple cider vinegar and non-dairy milk. Blend with mixer until well incorporated.
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and blend together.
  5. Line cupcake tins with wrappers – add ¼ cup batter to each.
  6. Bake cupcakes at 350 degrees for 16-20 minutes or until tops begin to toast up.
  7. Allow cupcakes to cool before frosting.
Peanut Butter Frosting
  1. Blend all ingredients together with a hand mixer on medium speed until fluffy and smooth.
  2. Pipe on to cooled cupcakes.

vegan chocolate peanut butter cupcake

During the making of these cupcakes, my sister-in-law showed me how to use wax paper and/or a plastic ziplock bag to pipe the frosting on to these cupcakes. I would share how to do it, but I’m not that good yet. I did find a step-by-step tutorial on how to do it with wax paper HERE, if you’re curious….

Random thought: Chocolate cupcakes are so much easier to make vegan than vanilla cupcakes. What’s that all about?

Join me in wishing my buddy a Happy Happy Birthday. 

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