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The Best Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

Ready to enter chocolate bliss?


I felt like a yogurt commercial there, BUT these Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes are the perfect homemade dessert! This easy recipe requires only 7 SIMPLE ingredients you likely already have on hand and can be made in just 30 minutes.


So grab your mixer and LET'S DO THIS.

These Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes are:

  • Easy

  • Light

  • Fluffy

  • Quick

Most importantly, heavenly. All you need is one bowl, to make these from-scratch. I don't know about you but I love #simplicity.


For some reason, I prefer cupcakes over cake. Something about the individualized manner of a cupcake screams, "I taste much better!" A strange thing for a cupcake to scream, but you get my point.


Chocolate was the go-to for most of my family. If you don't know I am a die hard vanilla fan, but like I said the rest of the people I know are what you may call chocoholics. That's why it was important for me to get this recipe right because I have some tough critics to impress here!

For our spiritual pit stop, a message I want to share with you is to stop chasing and to integrate more play into your life.


You may be thinking, "What does that even mean?"


Well, it means that when we are chasing something. Whether that be a dream, a goal, a person, it can feel almost burdensome. Fears may arise like failure, abandonment, or simply unworthiness that motivate us to take the reigns and move full-speed ahead to accomplish or reach our goals.


What if I told you that was actually hindering your growth?


Like I said prior, chasing is usually built from fear, so when you allow yourself to take a step back and ask the questions of: why am I chasing? What areas of my life am I desperate? Why I am feeling this desperation? You can uncover and gain clarity into the pain behind why you may be constantly checking your social media, overworking to the point of burnout, trying to find a lover, etc...


When we take a step back and flow with life and allow it to come to you may feel:

  • Less burdened

  • More Relaxed

  • Child-like

It can feel extremely uncomfortable to take a step back and relax, to assess the questions of why you are chasing, but trust me when you do it is like a sigh of relief.


A step towards your own transformation.


So, my question for you is what is it that you are chasing? How do you integrate play into your life? Is it with actual toys, a state of mind? For me lately, it has been swimming. Tell me yours in the comments!

Some Final Thoughts & Tips:

  • Oil-Free Option: Want to swap out the oil? You can use equal amounts applesauce. However, if you are going to do the oil-free option, be sure to know that the cupcake may stick to the liner! So you can either avoid the cupcake liners or just go for it.

  • Chocolate Frosting? Want the sexiest and best frosting to top these cupcakes with? Hi, I have you covered this Chocolate Frosting. Just saying, it is perfect.

Like this recipe? Make sure to check out this Deep Dish Skillet Brookie, Chocolate Frosting, and these AH-Mazing Chocolate Chip Cookies!


If you try out this recipe make sure to let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #underthewillow on Instagram or Facebook. I love seeing your creations!

Want to save this recipe for later? Pin it on Pinterest HERE!


Hey there! I'm Elizabeth

I originally created this as a vegan food blog in 2018 and has since grown into a place of connection to not only our bodies but ourselves.

Here you will find tasty vegan recipes, personal growth tips, spiritual healing, and more!

xx Elizabeth 

Akashic Records Reader, Spiritual Teacher

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