Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

I have been on a bit of recipe mission for healthy kids snacks, so I tried this vegan chocolate cupcake recipe today and although it is slightly heavier than your usual cupcake, it does have an avocado hidden amongst the chocolate so it really is a healthy cupcake alternative 🙂

So here’s an idea for afternoon tea Anna.

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes


  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar


  • preheat oven at 180 C / 350 F
  • sift flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder together in a medium bowl

  • mash up avocado and mix with vegetable oil, milk, sugar and vinegar until combined
  • add flour mixture to oil mixture and beat for a few minutes on medium speed until smooth
  • fill cupcake papers about 3/4 full and bake for about 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
  • for the icing, just mix 1 cup icing mixture, 2 tablespoons cocoa and a couple of tablespoons of hot water and combine until smooth and spread over cooled cupcakes

Let me know if you try them out, I’d love to hear your opinion on them.

Enjoy and have a fabulous day , hugs ♥

  • Thank you so much Cathie! I think you really are the best blog friend a blogger could have. I so hope we get to meet for real one day soon so I can give you a real hug too.
    As for those cupcakes, a few days ago I was out of butter and googled vegan cupcakes and the ones I made were disgusting I am so pleased to have these up my sleeve for next time. Thanks again and I hope you have a happy day too. XX

  • Intriguing idea, using avocado! And, btw, LOVE the magic-wand-effect pointer, fun!

  • Vic

    Oh they look SO YUMMY! The most success I've ever had with baking has been with vegan baking, so I just might have to try these out!

  • Perfect! I'm always looking for good vegan recipes since so many of my friends have dairy allergies. These look fantastic! xoxo

  • Just the picture are filling my sweet tooth!So gorgeous again!Great idea to give some alternative recipe, I would have to try but will replace the Flour with GF??Not sure how it would turn??

  • I have made these for my sister and her (vegan) family.. you wouldn't even know!! As usual, look beautiful Cathie!!

  • Nat

    Cathie, you are incredible…! I love avocado for so many reasons…and insist my girls eat it…I've tried many options the latest being Avocado Mousse for my big girl, however she can't get past the green and simply refuses to enjoy something I know she loves.however, hiding it behind a yummy chocolate cup cake sounds like such a NEAT idea… NOW, if only I could get them to look as GORGEOUS as this… I could hit a home run ! 🙂 ( PS : I know I might sound like a broken record…BUT, the pictures are flawless and pretty as ever).

  • I will let you know how these go Cathie. We have recently removed dairy from our boy's diet and the change has been amazing. So this recipe is perfect. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou.

  • Ow wow, these look amazing! Thanks so much, love your blog. x

  • oh yum!! they sound delicious! and I love that they have avocado in them 🙂

  • Thanks so much Cathie – I feel so special – like you made these just for me! I've just added avocado and soy milk to today's shopping list and will try them this afternoon. Lovely, lovely.

  • oooh – wow! These look lovely – will have to try! Thank you for sharing

  • Lovely photography 🙂

    I don't know how healthy the 1 cup of sugar is though 😛

  • Wow amazing. Who would have thought an avocado and vinegar could make for a delicious cupcake. I am going to give this a try.