Plant-Based Chocolate Cupcakes

plant based chocolate cupcakesCupcakes:
1½ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
1 avocado, pitted and peeled
1 cup pure maple syrup
¾ cup plain almond milk
1/3 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

¼ block soft silken tofu (from 14-ounce container), drained and patted dry
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 ounces semisweet vegan chocolate, melted

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in bowl. Purée avocado in food processor until smooth. Add maple syrup, almond milk, oil, and vanilla, and blend until creamy. Whisk avocado mixture into flour mixture.

2. Spoon batter into prepared cupcake cups. Bake 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out with some crumbs attached. Cool.

3. To make the Glaze: Blend tofu, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt in food processor until smooth. Add chocolate to tofu mixture and blend until smooth. Transfer to bowl. Dip tops of cupcakes into glaze, pulling straight up from glaze to form peaks.

  • jamie dorgan

    These were fabulous. Even my father Inlaw was fooled. He would never eat anything with avocados or tofu. 😉 my kids loved eat! YUMMY

  • Amalia

    These are very good. My husband ( the critic) loved them and shared with friends at work. No one could tell the difference. I did tweek it to our needs. Coconut oil, Wheat pastry flour. 🙂