How To Make Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

What’s one thing that’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face? A vegan chocolate cupcake, that you can make in the comfort of your kitchen. Whether you’re a seasoned baker, or just craving something sweet, this is a tasty treat for you. So whack out your notes page, your mum’s binder or your nans cookbook, and let’s dive right in.

Spoiler alert, you’re definitely going to want to invest in some Just Choc M:lk Choc Bars - they take this sexy snack to a whole new level. 

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes: The Inspiration

With summer well underway, there’s never been a better time for a party. At LoveRaw, we love a good party - dinner parties, garden parties, themed parties, cocktail parties; you name it, we love it. And as every partier knows, you need to bring something to the table to make sure you bag an invite to the next one. It can be difficult to know what to bring: Do people still like pasta salad? What if no one drinks rosé? 

So it got us thinking: what’s one thing that’s guaranteed to go down an absolute treat?

Introducing the Just Choc M:lk Vegan Cupcakes, a staple for every party this year. Whether you and your friends are vegan or unvegan, there’ll just be crumbs left by the end of the night. 

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes: The Story

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: every great recipe comes with a great story. If you’ve made our Thicc White Wafer Cookies, you’ll know all about the connection between food and the past. While our vegan chocolate cupcakes don’t have a big old history, they’re full of memories and laughter - of good times and good vibes. 

When we think of these cupcakes, we think of the great times we’ve had with them - making them, sharing them, eating them, eating even more of them because we can’t get enough. The great story that comes with our Just Choc M:lk Vegan Cupcakes is the story of friendship: barbecues that go on well into the night, dinner parties with one too many glasses of wine, catch ups with people that we haven’t seen in far too long (thanks, rona). 

Our vegan chocolate cupcakes recipe is so simple and versatile that it really is perfect for every and any occasion. Fluffy, moist cupcakes topped with rich, decadent icing - what more could you want? 

And so here it is: the cupcake recipe guaranteed to curb your cravings - or kick them into overdrive. Either way, you’ll definitely want to indulge yourself (we like to call it practicing self love!) and they’ll definitely leave you wanting more. 

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients

  • 151g plain flour
  • 296ml almond milk
  • 200g sugar
  • 125ml rapeseed oil
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar 
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ of a Just Choc M:lk Choc Bar 

Vegan Chocolate Icing Ingredients 

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

The Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Mix the milk and apple cider vinegar, and then set aside.
  3. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add the sugar, oil and vanilla extract to the wet ingredients.
  5. Melt the Just Choc M:lk Choc Bar 
  6. Combine the wet ingredients, the dry ingredients and the melted chocolate.
  7. Spoon into cupcake cases.
  8. Bake for approximately 16 minutes.

Bish bash bosh. You have 12 light and fluffy vegan chocolate cupcakes just begging for some rich gooey icing to finish them off. 

The Icing

  1. Mix the cocoa powder, vegan butter, 312g of icing sugar, vanilla extract and half of the vegan milk. Start slowly, and increase speed until you have a thick, smooth texture. 
  2. Gradually add the extra icing sugar. 
  3. If needed, add the remaining vegan milk 1 tbsp at a time to maintain the desired consistency.
  4. Melt your chocolate of choice, such as the Salted Caramel M:lk Choc Bar, and combine.

And you’re done! This icing is to die for - it’s so good, we’ll be surprised if it all makes it on top of your cupcakes. We’re guilty of going to town on the mixing bowl with a wooden spoon. And our fingers. If you know, you know. 

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes: The Taste Test

Presentation is key. While these cupcakes are a dream on their own, jazzing them up makes them perfect for the gram. If we have time to treat ourselves, and our guests, we like to go the extra mile and serve these cupcakes with ice cream, a scattering of summer fruits, a drizzle of melted chocolate, or all three!

People say that the proof is in the pudding, and they couldn’t be more right. These cupcakes are insane, and smell so good from the moment they’re taken out the oven. By the time you’ve iced them, there’ll be no waiting around for a plate and fork. Trust us, you’ll be raring to dive in.

The cupcakes themselves are moist and rich, breaking apart easily. And don’t even get us started on the icing. We’d be here all day, because there’s so much we can say about the topping that looks good and tastes better. The combination of Just Choc M:lk Choc and Salted Caramel M:lk Choc is an absolute winner, if we do say so ourselves. 

If you’re going to make these cupcakes, be sure to snap a pic and tag us on Instagram. We love sharing our own creations AND the finished masterpieces of our customers. Plus, if you’re anything like us, your day will get so much better once you’ve had your daily dose of baking inspo - nothing sets us up for the day quite like an arrangement of cookies or melted chocolate drizzled over a pancake stack. 

Baking With LoveRaw

We’re not sure what we enjoy more: creating delicious chocolate bars, or using them in fun and fresh recipes for you to try at home. Either way, it’s a win-win for our readers - so fingers crossed these vegan chocolate cupcakes tickle your fancy. 

To make this recipe, check out our M:lk Choc Bars. Available in plain, salted caramel and peanut butter flavours, you’re spoilt for choice. 

If you have any questions about our vegan chocolate cupcakes recipe, or about our chocolate bars in general, don’t hesitate to get in touch! If you can’t already tell, we love having a chat - just fill in an online form today. 

And if you’re looking for more baking inspo, be sure to check out our other blog posts - just don’t do it on an empty stomach, or your bank account is in for a shock.

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