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Chocolate Valentine’s Cupcakes

These Vegan Chocolate Valentine’s Cupcakes are moist and chocolatey while being free of gluten, dairy, and eggs. Writing can easily be customized to fit any occasion. Trust me, at first bite, they’ll taste every bit as unhealthy as their sugar and preservative-laden counterpart! Spread the love this February with these delicious cupcakes.

Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. And candies stock photo

Pro Recipe Tips:

For Optional Filling:

  • To make coconut whipped cream, scoop coconut cream out into a mixing bowl.
  • Begin beating cream with a mixer. If the cream is too firm and thick, liquid maple syrup can be used to help thin it out.
  • If coconut cream is really soft, I would suggest using powdered sugar or granulated sugar.
  • Add vanilla and continue to beat until fluffy and smooth. Place whipped cream in a piping bag or sandwich bag.
  • Gently push the cut corner of the bag into the center of each cupcake and squeeze a small dollop of cream into the center of each cupcake.
  • When cupcakes are filled, place a spoonful of ganache onto each cupcake.

Powdered Sugar Icing:

  • Place powdered sugar into a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add vanilla and start with 2 tablespoons of milk, stir until smooth.
  • Add more milk, a little at a time. Do not add too much liquid.
  • Add more powdered sugar to thicken or more milk to thin until you get the right consistency.
  • Place into a piping bag fitted with a small round tip.
  • Write or decorate on the top of each chocolate-covered cupcake.

Melted White Chocolate:

  • Place the white chocolate into a piping bag fitted.
  • Write or decorate on the top of each chocolate-covered cupcake.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container or refrigerator.


Chocolate Cupcakes

These chocolate cupcakes are reminiscent of hostess cupcakes but much healthier and so delicious! They’re free of eggs, dairy, and gluten! Vegan-friendly too!
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 12 Cupcakes
Calories 159 kcal



    Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes

    • 1 1/4 cup coconut sugar
    • 1/3 cup dutch-processed cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose or gluten-free all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
    • 1/2 cup hot brewed coffee
    • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil or neutral cooking oil
    • 1 flax egg or large egg

    Chocolate Ganache:

    • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk or cream from the can (See note 1
    • 1 cup quality semi-sweet chips or chopped up bar See note 2
    • For Writing:
    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 3 –5 tbsp milk or water.
    • 1/3 cup white chocolate melted

    Optional Filling:

    • 1 –2 cans of coconut cream or full-fat coconut milk refrigerate overnight.
    • 2 –4 tbsp maple syrup or powdered sugar. To taste
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


    For The Cupcakes:

    • Preheat oven to 350F. Place paper cupcake holders into 12 cups of a muffin pan and set aside.
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flour. Stir well.
    • Add the milk, coffee, and melted coconut oil. Mix until combined.
    • Add egg and continue to mix until the batter is smooth.
    • Use a 1/4 cup to scoop batter into each paper liner, filling two-thirds full.
    • Place the pan into the preheated oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until cupcakes are puffed and the center is set.
    • Remove from oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack. Carefully remove cupcakes from the pan and continue to let cool thoroughly before frosting.

    To Make Ganache:

    • Combine chocolate and coconut milk in a heat-safe bowl and place over a small pot of boiling water.
    • Stir the mixture continuously until chocolate is melted and smooth. Turn off the heat and cover to keep chocolate warm until needed.


    If your can separate, use the thick hard cream and not the clear liquid.
    Can also use milk or dark chocolate. Use dairy-free chocolate, if needed.


    Calories: 159kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 215mgPotassium: 48mgFiber: 1gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
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    Try this and your sweetheart is bound to know how much you care for them with this tasty gesture! Enjoy!



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