By danakscully64 on February 10, 2008
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"This recipe is fantastic and the cupcakes turn out very moist because of the applesauce. My entire family raved about them! You don't have to be a vegan to enjoy these, these are also ideal for those with egg or dairy allergies. Make sure you're using trans fat free margarine like Nucoa or Earth Balance (both vegan). This recipe can easily be cut in half as well. (Update: I changed the frosting recipe due to inconsistent results. The new one is much better, in my opinion. Recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World)."
Serving Size: 1 (83 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 30
"These are divine! Truly, nobody can guess they're "vegan" cupcakes -- in fact, as someone else has said, they're BETTER than "regular" cupcakes. They make plenty so you'll have some for the kids' school event or whatever, plus some for home too. Mini-cupcakes take about 11 or 12 min. in our oven. I've made with both unsweetened and sweetened cocoa powder; both are very good, but you can guess that the sweetened are really ultra-sweet for folks like kids and hubbies whose mouths are filled with only "sweet tooths." (Sorry, I have a 2 year old.)<br/><br/>Instead of vegan margarine, I've used (both times) 1/2 cup (or one full tub) of coconut spread (a margarine substitute, found near the butter) and 1/2 cup of shortening. <br/><br/>Just one more PRO for this yummy recipe! There are no eggs, so you can lick the bowls and beaters clean! The white part is tropical in flavor, using the coconut spread, and sweeter than the dickens with all that sugar. The chocolate part is much tastier when using sweetened cocoa.<br/><br/>Yeah, I haven't made the icing yet, just use store-bought. (In our house we're needing to avoid both dairy and soy b/c of new allergies.)<br/><br/>Try this one, everybody, and enjoy! It's worth all the bowls. I'm keeping this one to use again and again."
"Delicious cupcakes and sooo moist, would never know they are vegan. I made for vegan sis in law but i LOVED them too, actually one of the best and moistest cupcake i think ive had. i didnt do the icing tho"
"I originally made these for a vegan friend of mine (just the cupcakes - I haven't tried the icing yet), happy to find a vegan recipe that did not require hard to get ingredients. I was amazed at how well they turned out. They were very easy to put together, and they turned out incredibly well textured and moist. She proclaimed they were even better than the ones at our local organic grocer's bakery counter, and my non-vegan friends who tried them loved them as well. I admit I had expected them to be inferior to "traditional" cupcakes - how wrong I was! These have definitely become a mainstay in my cookbook."
"I used the frosting recipe as a base for some awesome chocolate peanut butter vegan frosting. I did 1/3 c each shortening, margarine, and peanut butter, and then swapped about 1/2 c cocoa powder for powdered sugar."
"These are the BEST chocolate cupcakes I have ever made. It is so rich & moist.I have added an extra half teaspoon of baking powder and a tiny more of baking soda. They turned out great with my own cream cheese frosting on top. They aren't sweet, so I highly recommend to use this recipe with frosting or ganache."
"These were the best vegan cupcake I've ever had and were really easy to make. They didn't rise a ton but they did rise, and were all very soft and moist. Definitely would make them again!"
"Really good cupcakes for even non-vegans but great as a vegan option! These made exactly 30 cupcakes using a level standard ice cream scooper and cooked for 20 min. using convection bake at 325. For the frosting I think the soy milk needs to be heated slightly to avoid having the chocolate mixture harden when it is added...a few seconds in the microwave did the trick. Yummy!!"
"Really enjoyed these. Had no trouble with rising, maybe because I beat the batter for about 3 minutes after combining all. Only problem was with the icing -- the next day it had run off the cupcakes and lay in a puddle on the plate. (P.S. I added a dash of salt to the icing to help cut the sweetness.)"
"these are delicious.I took them to my yoga class and every body liked them. Thanks for sharing"
"Everyone loved these. I'm not vegan...I made them for a coworker who is, but they were hit with everybody. Actually, the best cupcakes I think I've ever made. They taste just like Hostess cupcakes, except better!! Very moist, very chocolaty, very delicious! As far as rising goes, mine seemed to do well, but I don't know if it's because of the amount I used in each cup or not. I used a 1 oz. spring-loaded scoop to put 2 scoops of batter into each cup and they turned out perfect."
"These are fantastic. So moist and chocolatey. I halved the recipe with no problems. Mine didn't really rise up much at all either so next time I might fill them a little more since some of them barely reached the top of the paper lining. At first I was having trouble with the frosting. When I added the milk (I used almond milk) it was too cold or something and no matter how hard I tried it would just not get smooth. So I stuck it in the microwave for about 20 seconds and that worked perfectly. I ended up with a perfectly smooth and creamy frosting. Even my picky 2 year old (the reason we are now dairy and egg free due to allergies) loved them! I will definitely use this to make cakes as well."
"These vegan chocolate cupcakes are the BEST! I'm not vegan but I make them for my son who is. I took a dozen to a baby shower where there were non-vegans with non-vegan cupcakes and the ones I took were gone in a flash. I make them everytime I'm in the mood for something rich and chocolatey and if my son is lucky I share them with him."
"These were a huge hit at my daughter's birthday party. We were the only vegans, but there were lots of people going for seconds! This recipe is very moist and rich. The frosting was great -- in my opinion, it finished them off. I did swap out the soymilk for almond milk. We'd definitely make them again. Thanks for sharing!"
"i made this recipe into a cake for my vegan friends and they were OBSESSED with it. even my friends who aren't vegan thought the cake was amazing.. its easy to make and tastes amazing, i will definetly make it again"
"I didn't make the cake, just the frosting, but it was great! so easy and quick and really rich! I did add a bit more cocoa powder as it was really sweet, and used almond milk instead of soy."
"this recipe was great. My cousin is allergic to dairy but she loves chocolate. These were a great surprise for her when I made them. The only adjustment I made was using light brown sugar for part of the white sugar in the cake recipe. But they tasted just like regular cupcakes!!"