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Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

I am so excited to share with your this recipe because these Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes are so good you won’t believe they are healthy.

Vegan chocolate cupcakes on a blue place mat. Silver spoons to the right.

The cupcakes are made with a healthy flour mix that includes whole-spelt, brown rice, and chickpea flour. They are also dairy and egg-free which makes them perfect for people with allergies.

Do you eat dairy and eggs and don’t care about your dessert being vegan? Don’t worry, this is not a recipe that was re-worked to remove these foods from the ingredient list.

These cupcakes just don’t need any dairy or eggs.

They rise perfectly in the oven; stay nice and moist, and look absolutely stunning.

Collage of the chocolate cupcakes.

I am not very much into baking and especially don’t have the patience for decorating baked goods. That’s why I decided to decorate these vegan chocolate cupcakes with a chocolate glaze and some shredded coconut. It was super easy and I was very pleased with the results.

Vegan chocolate cupcake on a white saucer. More cupcakes in the background.

I think these cupcakes could be a good conversation starter for your non-healthy eating friends.

Imagine having a party and everyone is like “Oh man, I’ll have to go on a diet after eating these”. And you are like “No, they are totally healthy if you don’t eat all of them at once. They are also dairy and egg-free.” And they are like “No way! Well, they are probably a calorie bomb for sure”. And you are like: “Did you know that calories don’t really matter if you use good quality healthy ingredients?”

All right, I think am getting carried away here. So, I am just leaving you here to enjoy the cupcakes…

Chocolate cupcakes on a blue place mat. Top view.

If you love chocolate as much as I do, check out this Hot Chocolate Oatmeal and this Raspberry Hot Chocolate.

Two cupcakes on saucers. One cupcake in the background.

Vegan Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

These dairy-free, egg-free, and vegan chocolate cupcakes are made with a healthy flour mix that includes whole spelt, brown rice and chickpea flour.


  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder, *See the Notes
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 Tbsp aluminum free baking powder
  • 1 can (398 ml) regular coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the chocolate glaze:

  • 100 gr / 3.5 oz dark chocolate, **See the Notes
  • 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put the chocolate powder, shredded coconut, coconut sugar, spelt flour, rice flour, chickpea flour and baking powder into a bowl. Mix well to combine.
  3. In another bowl, mix the coconut milk, coconut oil and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  5. Place the baking cups into a muffin pan. Spoon the batter into the baking cups making sure it's divided evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  6. Take the muffin pan out of the oven and leave the cupcakes in the muffin pan for about 15 to 20 minutes. When cool enough to handle, carefully transfer the cupcakes to a cookie rack to cool completely.
  7. To make the chocolate glaze, place the dark chocolate and coconut oil into a small pot. Carefully warm it up over the medium-low heat making sure to constantly stir the chocolate. It really takes just over 1 minute so please don't leave the chocolate unattended.
  8. Once the chocolate is melted, take the pot off the heat and let the glaze cool to room temperature.
  9. Decorate the cupcakes with the chocolate glaze and some shredded coconut.
  10. Place the decorated cupcakes into the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes to allow the glaze to set.
  11. You can keep the cupcakes in the fridge overnight, however, they taste best when they are room temperature.


1. Although the cupcake ingredients don't contain dairy, dark chocolate or cocoa powder may contain traces of dairy products. Make sure to check the ingredient lists.

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1 cupcake
Amount Per Serving Calories 243Total Fat 15.5gSaturated Fat 12.3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2.2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 104.1mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 3.9gSugar 11.1gProtein 4.3g

Nutrition facts provided on this website are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a qualified health care provider for personalized diet advice and make sure that each of the ingredients is allowed in your diet.

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Mira L

Monday 13th of October 2014

I've been on a hunt for new cupcake recipes and these are just amazing!

Harriet Emily

Monday 8th of September 2014

I love the combination of chocolate and coconut! These look so delicious, i'm going to have to try making these!

Maria Ushakova

Tuesday 9th of September 2014

I am always for coconut and chocolate. Love the combo!

Cheryl Zimmerman

Thursday 4th of September 2014

Spelt flour is the only one I don't have. Is there something else I could use more of, or would out flour work as well? These cupcakes look delicious!! Thanks, Cheryl :)

Maria Ushakova

Thursday 4th of September 2014

You could try whole wheat flour instead. I think it should work. :)

Linda @ Veganosity

Thursday 4th of September 2014

We make a chocolate coconut cupcake too! Ours isn't gluten free but it is 100% vegan. We use cacao powder in place of cocoa powder.

Maria Ushakova

Thursday 4th of September 2014

This recipe is not 100% gluten free either. And cocoa powder and cacao powder is the same thing according to the package I used, with cacao being the French spelling and cocoa being the English spelling. Just wanted to clarify because I am in Canada and we always have English and French on packages and it get's confusing sometimes :)

Melanie @ Carmel Moments

Thursday 4th of September 2014

They look amazing Maria! Pinned. Have a great Thursday!

Maria Ushakova

Thursday 4th of September 2014

Thanks Melanie!

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