Really light and fluffy chocolate cupcakes studded with white chocolate chips, topped with a rich and creamy chocolate buttercream and decorated with more white chocolate. These decadent cupcakes are easy to make and are naturally vegan with GF options.
In the last couple of months, I have made more cupcakes than I have for a long time and I am not complaining! I really love cupcakes but sometimes I find them far too sweet with too much frosting. Now, these are pretty rich and special, but they are just the right level of sweetness. Sure, they are cake after all, so they are sweet but not excessively so. The cacao powder and the low sugar white chocolate (I use the Crunchy Nougat one from The Nu Company which is also refined sugar free, plastic free and they plant a tree for every bar sold!) keep these chocolatey and rich without the sugar rush!
These Vegan Triple Chocolate Cupcakes are my favourite cupcakes I’ve made, maybe ever! They are so light and fluffy, it’s like eating a chocolate cloud – one that’s topped with rich and indulgent buttercream and studded with chunks of chocolate.
What makes these Vegan Triple Chocolate Cupcakes, triple chocolate?
And yes, they’re fully vegan with GF options, too! Depending on the chocolate you use, the base of the cupcakes is also refined sugar free, although the buttercream does use standard white icing/powdered sugar. For a completely refined sugar free option, I’d use my protein-yoghurt mousse frosting from my Peanut Butter Protein Cookie Cups and use chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla.
The ingredients for these Vegan Triple Chocolate Cupcakes are pretty basic, you probably have them all in your cupboards already:
That’s all that we need for these Vegan Triple Chocolate Cupcakes, they’re really easy and come together in 10 minutes. Once baked, allow them to cool fully before piping or spreading with the vegan chocolate buttercream. Like any good buttercream, this is simply beaten vegan butter with cacao powder, icing sugar and a splash of plant-based milk to create a really rich and luscious texture.
The decoration of these Vegan Triple Chocolate Cupcakes is up to you – as Valentine’s Day is coming up, I went for a love theme with some heart-shaped Linzer cookies (recipe coming soon, but for now, use this Sugar Cookie Recipe), some extra white chocolate and dusty rose sprinkles.
I hope you will love these super light and fluffy, rich and indulgent Vegan Triple Chocolate Cupcakes that are naturally vegan with GF options. They come together in no time at all and are so delicious with a cup of tea or coffee.
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Really light and fluffy chocolate cupcakes studded with white chocolate chips, topped with a rich and creamy chocolate buttercream and decorated with more white chocolate. These decadent cupcakes are easy and are naturally vegan with GF options.
I look forward to hearing what you think of these Vegan Triple Chocolate Cupcakes so please leave your comments below and tag me in your cupcakes, I love seeing them! I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest – please say hello!
With triple chocolate love x
This recipe was originally created with The Nu Company but this post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own.