Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes (v+gf)

  • Author: Nicole Dawson
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 18
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 12-13 1x


Dark chocolate cupcakes are full of intensely rich chocolate flavor topped with delicious buttercream. V+GF



  • 1 cup GF flour (Bob’s 1-to-1 GF blend or AP Flour if no restrictions)
  • 1/3 cup cup dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup neutral oil
  • 1 cup coconut milk (or dairy free milk of choice)
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cream Cheese Frosting



  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 muffin pans with cupcake liners (will make 14 cupcakes)
  2. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda and salt in a your large standing mixer bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together oil, coconut milk, vinegar and vanilla extract then pour liquids into dry ingredients.
  4.  Mix on low speed, using the whisk attachment just until combined.
  5. Spoon batter into the liners and fill 2/3 full.
  6. Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick centered in the middle comes out clean. Let cool at room temperature before frosting.
  7. Meanwhile, make your homemade frosting using the recipe above. Add your favorite sprinkles, chocolate chips or crushed candy canes (like we did) for the holidays.


*This recipe works with both 1-1 GF Flour and All Purpose Flour.  Just make sure if you are subbing for another gf flour, check if Xanthan Gum is required. **Store bought frosting also works if you have a brand that you love.

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake

Keywords: cupcake, chocolate, bob's red mill, gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, dessert, holidays

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