Sometimes you need a quick indulgent dessert! That’s where these simple vegan chocolate cherry cupcakes come in.
Baking vegan cupcakes
Easy Vegan Cupcake Hack
As crazy as it sounds all you need to make them is a box of cake mix and a can of some kind of carbonated drink. That’s it!
Simply mix them together, top with pie cherries, and then bake following the directions on the cake box.
Once they’re cool you can frost them or top them with vegan whipped cream.
FAQ And Tips For Making Vegan Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes
- Where can I buy a box of vegan cake mix? While there are specifically vegan cake mixes they aren’t always easy to find. Thankfully many readily available cake mixes are accidentally vegan. For these chocolate cherry cupcakes, I used Duncan Hines Classic Devil’s Food Cake Mix.
- Could I use soda instead of seltzer? Absolutely! I used a can of Polar Black Cherry seltzer, but it could be replaced with any cherry-flavored carbonated beverage.
- Do I need to add oil? Nope, not with this recipe. They’ll turn out just fine without it although the texture is a little more light and airy than traditional homemade cupcakes.
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Super easy chocolate and cherry vegan cupcakes.
1/2 Cup vegan butter (I used Earth Balance)
3 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 Cup liquid from pie cherry can
Combine the cake mix and the seltzer. Spoon the mixture into a lined cupcake pan. Place a pie cherry on top of each cupcake.
Follow the baking direction on the cake mix. Allow to cool before frosting.
For frosting: beat the vegan butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and pie cherry liquid together until well combined, about 3 mins.
Top each cupcake with a cherry.
- Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
- Calories: 190
- Fat: 6
- Carbohydrates: 35
- Protein: 1
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