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Chocolate cupcakes [vegan]



1 1/4 cups plain flour

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1 tablespoon baking soda

1 cup castor sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup warm water

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)

1 teaspoon white vinegar


1 1/2 cups icing sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)

almond milk




  • Preheat the oven to 170°C (fan-forced).

  • Sift the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda and salt into the bowl of your mixer.

  • Add the water, vanilla, oil, and vinegar and mix until combined.

  • Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and put in the oven.

  • Cook for 20-25 minutes. A skewer inserted into the centre of a cupcake should come out clean when they are done.

  • Cool to room temperature.

  • To make the icing, sift icing sugar and cocoa into the bowl of your mixer.

  • Turn on the mixer and add the coconut oil.

  • Gradually add almond milk (one teaspoon at a time) until you reach desired consistency.

    (Makes 10 cupcakes)

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