Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes With Mint Buttercream Frosting

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes With Mint Buttercream Frosting Recipe

By Loving It Vegan

🔪Prep Time: 20 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

1 and 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour (188g)

1/2 cup Cocoa Powder (42g)

1 cup White Granulated Sugar (200g)

1 tsp Baking Soda

1/2 tsp Salt

1 Flax Egg 1 Tbsp Flaxseed Meal mixed with 3 Tbsp Hot Water

1 cup Soy Milk (240ml) or other non-dairy milk

1/3 cup Canola Oil (80ml) or Vegetable Oil

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Tbsp Distilled White Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar

For the Mint Buttercream Frosting:

1/2 cup Vegan Butter (112g)

3 cups Powdered Sugar (360g)

2 Tbsp Soy Milk or other non-dairy milk

1/4 tsp Peppermint Extract

2-3 Drops Green Food Coloring

For Decorating:

Vegan Chocolate Shavings

Instructions

1Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)

2Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl. Add the sugar, baking soda and salt and mix in.

3Prepare a flax egg by mixing 1 Tbsp Flaxseed Meal with 3 Tbsp Hot Water and allowing to sit for a minute to become gloopy.

4Add the flax egg, soy milk, oil, vanilla and vinegar and mix into a batter. Don't overmix.

5Line a cupcake tray with cupcake liners and divide the batter evenly between them.

6Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the cupcakes comes out clean.

7Transfer the cupcakes to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.

8Prepare your frosting by adding the vegan butter, powdered sugar, soy milk, green food coloring and peppermint extract to an electric mixer.

9Starting on low speed, gradually increase speed until thick and smooth. If it's too thick, add a tiny bit more soy milk (a drop at a time) and mix again until you reach the perfect consistency.

10Pipe on the frosting and decorate the cupcakes with shavings of vegan chocolate (optional).

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