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Vegan chocolate cupcakes for an easy dessert on Meatless Monday

Vegan chocolate cupcakes for an easy dessert on Meatless Monday

This time of year, it's all about the baked goods -- so what's a plant-based eater to do? Make your own, of course. These chocolate cupcakes are super-easy and suitable for any occasion.

See also: - Vegan zucchini bread for a sweet seasonal treat on Meatless Monday - Chocolate-chip vegan scones for a breakfast treat on Meatless Monday - Vegan carrot cake for a fancy dessert on Meatless Monday

This recipe was adapted for altitude from The Joy of Vegan Baking.

Vegan chocolate cupcakes for an easy dessert on Meatless Monday

You will need:

1 3/4 cups flour 3/4 cups sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/3 cup oil 1 tablespoon distilled vinegar 1 cup cold water powdered sugar to top

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and lightly oil a muffin tin.

Vegan chocolate cupcakes for an easy dessert on Meatless Monday

1. Place the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and cocoa powder in a large bowl.

Vegan chocolate cupcakes for an easy dessert on Meatless Monday

Mix until thoroughly combined.

Vegan chocolate cupcakes for an easy dessert on Meatless Monday

2. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.

 

Vegan chocolate cupcakes for an easy dessert on Meatless Monday

Put the vanilla, oil, vinegar and water in the well.

Vegan chocolate cupcakes for an easy dessert on Meatless Monday

Mix until just combined.

Vegan chocolate cupcakes for an easy dessert on Meatless Monday

3. Pour into muffin tin -- this should make eight to ten cupcakes.

Vegan chocolate cupcakes for an easy dessert on Meatless Monday

Bake for fifteen minutes.

Vegan chocolate cupcakes for an easy dessert on Meatless Monday

Dust with powdered sugar and serve.



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