Death by Chocolate Cupcakes - exactly as the name suggests! Rich and deathly dark chocolate vegan cupcakes with spookily sweet frosting! #vegan #veganchocolate #vegancupcakes #veganbaking | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

Posted in Recipes on 26.10.2018

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

prep: 30 mins / cook: 20 mins / inactive: 60 mins / total: 1 hour 50 mins / quantity: 12 cupcakes Print recipe?

Spooky cute Death by Chocolate Cupcakes with devilishiously dark vegan chocolate and supernaturally sweet vegan frosting!

I LOVE cooking.  More specifically baking.  It’s where my ❤ calls home.  But developing recipes can have its stressful moments when things don’t work out either quite or even anything like you’d intended.  There aren’t exactly tears and tantrums but there is much phooing and throwing of hands in the air.  And maybe an occasional swear word (or three) ?

But I had SO MUCH fun making these Death by Chocolate Cupcakes.

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes - exactly as the name suggests! Rich and deathly dark chocolate vegan cupcakes with spookily sweet frosting! #vegan #veganchocolate #vegancupcakes #veganbaking | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

Mostly from just attaching the eyes and seeing my little monsters come to life!!

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes - exactly as the name suggests! Rich and deathly dark chocolate vegan cupcakes with spookily sweet frosting! #vegan #veganchocolate #vegancupcakes #veganbaking | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

I also LOVE working with chocolate.  It’s so tactile and melty and gorgeous!  And Doisy & Dam’s range of superfood infused vegan chocolate is some of THE best chocolate we’ve ever had.

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes - exactly as the name suggests! Rich and deathly dark chocolate vegan cupcakes with spookily sweet frosting! #vegan #veganchocolate #vegancupcakes #veganbaking | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

There’s also the wonderful stuff that is raw cacao powder.  I both use it and mention it a LOT!  It’s so rich in chocolate flavour as well as being full of heart healthy antioxidants.  A little goes a really long way!

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes - exactly as the name suggests! Rich and deathly dark chocolate vegan cupcakes with spookily sweet frosting! #vegan #veganchocolate #vegancupcakes #veganbaking | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

These death by chocolate cupcakes are also a one bowl mix.  In the land of the perpetually full washing up bowl I call 1 bowl vegan chocolate cupcakes winning at life ?

Death by Chocolate Cupcakes - exactly as the name suggests! Rich and deathly dark chocolate vegan cupcakes with spookily sweet frosting! #vegan #veganchocolate #vegancupcakes #veganbaking | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

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Death by Chocolate Cupcakes

prep: 30 mins / cook: 20 mins / inactive: 60 mins / total: 1 hour 50 mins / quantity: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

    Cupcakes

    • 2 medium/large spotty bananas
    • 1 cup (230ml) unsweetened almond milk
    • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 + 1/2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup (80g) coconut sugar
    • 1/3 cup (30g) raw cacao powder
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 x 80g bar Doisy and Dam Maca, Vanilla & Cacao Nibs - roughly chopped into small bite sized pieces

    Frosting

    • 1 + 1/4 cups (250g) dairy free spread - I used Vitalite
    • 2 cups (300g) icing sugar
    • Optional - food colouring paste and candy eyes

    Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 180 Fan / 200 C / 400 F / Gas 6 and line a 12 hole muffin tin with muffin cases
    2. Peel the bananas and break into chunks into a large bowl.  Mash with a fork or a potato masher (some small lumps of banana are fine!)
    3. Add the almond milk, vinegar and vanilla and whisk together
    4. Add the flour, sugar, cacao powder, baking powder and bicarb and whisk until well mixed, bringing the whisk up from the bottom of the bowl to make sure there are no pockets of unmixed flour!
    5. Add the chopped chocolate and gently whisk in
    6. Evenly spoon the mixture between the muffin cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until a skewer or cocktail stick inserted into one of the muffins comes out clean
    7. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before lifting out onto a wire rack to cool completely
    8. While they're cooling make the frosting.  If you're doing more than one colour (I chose orange and a mix of blue and red to make purple!) mix the dairy free spread with the icing sugar in one batch, then divide the mixture into seperate bowls for however many colours your using!
    9. Add the colouring(s), mixing them well through the frosting and put back in the fridge until ready to use
    10. When the cupcakes are completely cold (see note) spoon the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle and pipe swirls on top of each cupcake
    11. Add the googly candy eyes when done and marvel at your witchy skills ?
    12. Store in an airtight container

    Notes

    • Most dairy free spreads are a lot softer set than butter so the cupcakes will absolutely need to be completely cooled before frosting!
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