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Gluten-free Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

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Vegan Gluten-free Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 ⅔ c coconut-almond milk
  • 1 T apple cider vinegar
  • ½ c sunflower or coconut oil
  • 1 ¼ c organic evaporated cane juice
  • 1 T vanilla extract
  • ¼ t almond extract
  • ½ c tapioca flour
  • 3 T ground flax seeds (I use a coffee grinder)
  • ½ c almond flour
  • ½ c rice flour
  • ½ c quinoa flour
  • ⅓ c fava-chickpea flour
  • ½ c cocoa powder
  • ½ T baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda

Vegan Gluten-free Chocolate Cupcake Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Mix all the wet ingredients together (including sugar).

Sift the dry ingredients together.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing well.

Fill the cupcake papers 80% full. This should make around 15 cupcakes (12 to take to the party and 3 to keep for yourself–oink oink).

Bake the cupcake for 21-24 minutes or until you insert a toothpick into the center and it comes out clean.

Peanut Butter filling/frosting Ingredients

  • ½ cup organic whipped earth balance (they have a soy-free one if you avoid soy)*
  • ½ cup spectrum palm shortening*
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • ⅛ cup non-dairy milk (you may not need it all, but have it ready, just in case)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups organic powdered sugar*

Peanut Butter filling/frosting Directions

Whisk the spectrum sustainably harvested organic palm shortening , earth balance, peanut butter, molasses, and vanilla together using a stand mixer or a handheld electric mixer.

Sift in powdered sugar one cup at a time.

Pipe icing into the center of the cupcakes as well as on top of the cupcakes.

VEgan Gluten-free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Garnish with drizzled chocolate sauce and bite-sized peanut butter cups*.

Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

Gluten-free Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

*Peanut Butter cups are super easy to make if you have silicone molds, vegan chocolate chips , and peanut butter. Or you can follow this recipe I have for making them. Here’s what they looked like when they came out of the freezer.

Vegan peanut butter cups

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* I use mostly organic ingredients when I cook, but I realize that not everyone has the disposable income to purchase all organic ingredients. Therefore, I only specify organic on the ingredients that really matter - when buying the organic version is the only way to ensure that the item is vegan.

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