Vegan & GF Chocolate Cupcakes

I’m celebrating my birthday sharing this delicious vegan and gluten free chocolate cupcake recipe with you!

They’re super easy to make, even for baking-challenged people like me. It requires no special equipment or mixers, just two bowls and the mixing tool of your choice.

I filled them and topped them with a Coconut Whipped Cream from Minimalist Baker. She has a super detailed post about how to do it and what the best options for coconut milk and sweeteners are.

But you can also fill and top it with:


  • 1.5 cups gluten free baking flour ( i use this one)
  • 1 cup sugar (or other sugar of choice)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350* F
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients ( gluten-free flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt) together in a medium bowl.
  3. Mix all the wet ingredients (coconut milk, vegetable oil, vinegar, vanilla extract) together in a large bowl.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Make sure to not over mix.
  5. Pour into lined cupcake pans 3/4 of the way.
  6. Bake about 20 minutes. Test with a toothpick and make sure it comes out clean.

To fill:

  • Use a spoon to remove part of the center, about one inch down.
  • Fill with your filling of choice.
  • Add toppings of your choice.


  • If not gluten-free you can replace the flour 1 to 1 with regular baking flour.
  • You can replace coconut sugar to make it refined sugar free.
  • This makes about 14-16 cupcakes.
  • This recipe is far from mine, it’s an adaptation of a couple of recipes I found online.

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