Charming Chocolate Cupcakes

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Cupcakes are great. They're easy to make, portable, and take the formality out of cake. It doesn't matter whether you serve them out of a plastic container or off a silver plate-- your guests will love them. (This recipe is from the cookbook "How It All Vegan.")


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a small saucepan, whisk together the molasses, 1/2 cup of the milk, and the chips.
  3. Cook on medium heat until chips have melted, stirring constantly with a spoon.
  4. Add the oil, vanilla, cornstarch, and stir well until mixed.
  5. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. In a medium bowl, sift the flour and baking soda together.
  7. Add the remaining milk and the chocolate mixture and stir.
  8. Spoon into cupcake paper liners and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Test with a knife to see if done.
  10. Once cooled, you can frost with icing.
Most Helpful

My daughter has egg and milk allergies so I've had a hard time finding treats for her to eat. This recipe is really wonderful--very close to an old fashioned chocolate cake. I made a few substitutions: 1c. cocoa and 1-3/4c. sugar instead of the chips, 1teas. baking powder instead of the cornstarch, and a pinch of salt. Thank you!

Jenny Gray June 20, 2002

These were really yummy

abumaham September 15, 2015

Made these tonight because my daughter request chocolate cupcakes for her birthday - I loved their healthier ingredients but they were really crumbly. Taste was good though

jodimichelle January 05, 2010