Vegan chocolate and peanut cupcakes
Easy vegan chocolate cupcakes with peanuts and delicious peanut butter cream. The best recipe for a flavorful vegan dessert. Author: Krista, www.bunnymommycooks.com
    Servings Prep Time
    10cupcakes 20min
    Cook Time
    20min
    Servings Prep Time
    10cupcakes 20min
    Cook Time
    20min
    Ingredients
    For the cupcakes:
    • 200g of flour
    • 1 1/2teaspoons of baking powder
    • 30g of unsweetened cacao powder
    • 75g of sugar
    • 1teaspoon of instant coffee powder(optional)
    • 2tablespoons of hot water(necessary only if using coffee)
    • 200ml of plant-based milk(I used soy, but you can also use any other)
    • 50ml of oil(I used sunflower oil)
    • 75g of toasted peanuts
    For the peanut cream:
    • 230g of the white solid part of full fat coconut milk(refrigerated overnight before use)
    • 180g of cold peanut butter
    • 10g of caster sugar
    For decoration:
    • 10g of dark vegan chocolate(optional)
    • a few toasted peanuts(optional)
    Instructions
    To prepare the cupcakes:
    1. heat the oven to 170°C/340°F;1) heat the oven to 170°C/340°F;
    2. in a big bowl sift flour, baking powder and cacao powder. Add sugar and mix everything together;
    3. in a glass mix instant coffee powder with hot water and then add it to the dry ingredients together with plant-based milk and oil. Mix everything well until you get a homogenous dough;
    4. chop in tiny pieces toasted peanuts (or, to save time, use food processor for this step) and mix them in the dough;
    5. fill about 2/3 of each cupcake form with the dough and bake the cupcakes in a preheated oven for 20 – 25 minutes. Cupcakes are ready when a toothpick, inserted in the middle, comes out clean. If necessary, bake the cupcakes for some extra minutes. When the cupcakes are ready, take them out from the oven and let them cool completely.
    To prepare the cream:
    1. in a bowl whip together white solid part of full fat coconut milk, cold peanut butter and caster sugar until a thick cream is obtained. It’s important to whip not too long to avoid that the cream gets warm and starts to melt.
    To decorate the cupcakes:
    1. important – decorate your cupcakes only when they are cold! Fill a pastry bag with the prepared cream and decorate each cupcake with it;
    2. if used, sprinkle over each cupcake pieces of toasted peanuts and dark chocolate.