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Chocolate Vegan CupCakes

 

To make this authentically vegan you must use specially labeled vegan chocolate chips.

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

4 tbsp. Dutch-process cocoa powder

pinch of salt

2 cups superfine sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 cups cold water

2 tsp. white vinegar

2 tsp. baking soda

1 cup (6 oz.) semisweet vegan chocolate chips

Cocoa powder for dusting

Preheat the oven to 375F  (190C).  Place 12 paper baking cups in a muffin pan.  Sift the flour, cocoa, salt, and sugar into a large bowl and set aside.

In a seperate large bowl, combine the applesauce, water vinegar, and baking soda.  Add the flour mixture and stir well to combine.  Fold in the chocolate chips.

Spoon the mixture into the cups.  Bake for about 20 minutes.

Remove pan from the oven and cool for 5 minutes.  Then remove the cupcakes and cool on a rack.  Serve dusted with cocoa.

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

makes 1 dozen

Variations

chocolate & orange vegan cupcakes – prepare the basic cupcake recipe, adding 1 1/2 tablespoons grated orange zest to the mixture along with chocolate chips.

chocolate & hazelnit vegan cupcakes – prepare the basic cupcake recipe, adding 1/2 cup (3 1/2 oz.) chopped roasted hazelnuts along with chocolate chips.

chocolate & coffee vegan cupcakes – prepare the basic cupcake recipe, adding 1/4 cup hot coffee to the applesauce mixture.

 

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  • Anita

    I use a variation of this but I lowered the sugar by quite a bit … the cake is just as good