The Best Vegan and Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes are here! cupcakes? chocolate? vegan? minimal + real ingredients? sounds like a dream, right? well, this recipe is everything you could want and more in a cupcake!
i wanted to bring things back to basics with my recipe. all you need is almond flour, gluten free all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, peanut butter, almond milk and maple syrup. there’s peanut butter frosting too…DANG.
the frosting is not made with your typical frosting ingredients. instead, it’s made with vegan cream cheese, peanut butter, vanilla extract and coconut sugar, that’s it!
the cupcakes are pretty sweet in my opinion, so i only added 1 tbsp of coconut sugar to the frosting.
you can always adjust accordingly if you feel more sweetness is needed! plus if you’re like me, you’ll drizzle something chocolate on top, so they’re plenty sweet.
the cupcakes are sweetened with maple syrup, which makes the texture soft and fluffy. i do prefer maple syrup in my cupcakes as opposed to cane sugar, but then again, it depends on the recipe!
what makes the cupcakes even more soft and kind of fudgy is peanut butter along with the almond flour to gluten free flour ratio. the key is to use more almond flour!
also, these cupcakes freeze really well but i don’t recommend frosting the cupcakes if you’re freezing them.
you can always try freezing the cupcakes with frosting, but i wouldn’t pop them in the microwave.
it’s best to just set it out on the counter and thaw naturally!
here’s everything you need to make The Best Vegan and Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
- almond flour
- gluten free all purpose flour
- cocoa powder
- baking powder
- maple syrup
- almond milk or any dairy free
- peanut butter
- vanilla extract
- vegan cream cheese
- coconut sugar
- mini chocolate chips
- The Best Vegan and Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
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The Best Vegan and Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter CupcakesCourse: Cupcakes, DessertsDifficulty: Easy
1 and 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup gluten-free all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup runny peanut butter
1 cup dairy free milk
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
8 ounces vegan cream cheese
1/3 cup runny peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp coconut sugar
- preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- mix the cupcake batter ingredients together well and then fold in the mini chocolate chips.
- add batter to greased muffin cups and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
- whisk the frosting ingredients together and top the cupcakes once they’re completely cooled down.
- store in the fridge in the airtight container and thaw a bit before eating.