Friday, January 17, 2014

20--- Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

This recipe is also known as Wacky Chocolate Cake (or cake pops- check those out here).  It's my grandmother's recipe and it is hands down the best chocolate cake out there- and no butter, eggs, or milk!

Dress them up as you see fit!

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
Makes 24

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 Tbsp distilled white vinegar
1 1/2 cups water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.  In a smaller bowl, combine water, oil, and vinegar and whisk to mix.  Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until combined (note: batter will seem thinner than your typical cake).  

Pour batter into a cupcake pan lined with paper liners.  Fill each cup 2/3 full.

Place baking tins into the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

Allow cupcakes to cool in the pan for 10 minutes prior to transferring to a cooling rack.

Frost and decorate as you desire!


  1. I have been making this cake since I was in the 4th grade when I found it in a kid's cookbook. It is one of my mother's favorite cakes. We don't frost it, just dust it with confectioner's sugar when cool.

  2. Thanks for your comment! This is actually my grandmothers recipe! She didn't realize that it was vegan, but always made it because it was the best! Cheers!

    1. It is the best cake!
      By the way, I love your blog and your approach to a healthier life with the 80/20 concept. Now if I could only get my portions in better control. I know what I am supposed to do, but break my rules all of the time. -Janet

  3. Hi Kay,

    I made these this past Friday and they were good. I had another one 2 days later and they tasted even better! The chocolate taste really came out over the next 2 days. When i made these i did not add the vinegar becasue i was out and they still came out great. What does the vinegar add to the recipe? My cupcakes were not flat at all. They were rich and moist. Thanks for the easy and great recipe!