Celebrate your special occasions with a healthier twist by indulging in these Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting. Created to mark the occasion of a birthday, these cupcakes are not only a delicious treat but also a wholesome dessert option. The combination of spelt flour, agave syrup, cocoa powder, and almond milk results in moist and flavorful chocolate cupcakes. The surprise lies in the rich and creamy avocado frosting that adds a luscious touch without compromising on health. Perfect for those who want to enjoy a sweet celebration without the guilt, these cupcakes are a delightful way to treat yourself.
1¼ cups spelt flour (or blend of white/wheat)
¾ cup agave syrup
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup agave
2 very ripe avocados
¼ cup chopped baking chocolate (around 65% cacao)
Pinch of salt
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup almond milk
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Mix Dry Ingredients:
In a bowl, combine spelt flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
Mix Wet Ingredients:
In another bowl, mix agave syrup, almond milk, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and apple cider vinegar.
Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until well combined.
Pour the batter into cupcake liners.
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
It’s advisable to under bake them slightly for a moist texture.
Melt the baking chocolate in the microwave, being careful not to burn it.
Let it cool slightly.
Prepare Avocado Frosting:
In a food processor, combine ripe avocados, melted chocolate, cocoa powder, agave, vanilla, almond milk, and a pinch of salt.
Blend until smooth.
Adjust and Chill:
Taste and adjust the frosting as needed.
Let the frosting chill in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.
Frost the Cupcakes:
Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, frost them with the avocado frosting.
These Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting offer a delightful way to enjoy a sweet treat while incorporating healthier ingredients. Whether it’s a birthday celebration or just a craving for something indulgent, these cupcakes are a perfect choice. The moist chocolatey goodness of the cupcakes paired with the creamy richness of the avocado frosting creates a winning combination. Treat yourself to a guilt-free dessert and savor the joy of celebration with every bite!