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Chocolate Cupcakes With Avocado-Mint Icing [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Whoa mama! Chocolate and mint pair up to create an amazing flavor sensation in these gluten-free, oil-free, low sugar cupcakes. Avocado is the perfect candidate for the smooth and creamy mint icing that goes on top and the bright green color will be enough for your kids/dinner guests to be intrigued.

Chocolate Cupcakes With Avocado-Mint Icing [Vegan, Gluten-Free]


8 cupcakes


For the Cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup millet flour
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup banana puree
  • 1/2 cup avocado puree
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 tbsp water

For the Icing 

  • 1/4 cup avocado puree
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1-2 sprigs of mint leaves chopped
  • mint extract, optional (if mint isn’t minty enough)
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 1 tsp water to blend


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt) in a medium bowl, set aside.
  3. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a larger bowl.
  4. Add the dry ingredient mix into the rest of the ingredients in the larger bowl.
  5. Line a muffin tin with cupcake cups, spoon batter in to cups.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. For icing: combine all listed ingredients in a food processor or you can use an immersion blender.
  8. Let cupcakes cool completely before icing them, ice just before serving as the avocado will start to turn brown





Jaclyn and Jenn Enchin are twin sisters who are the authors of Sketch-Free Vegan Eating, a vegan blog chronicling unique, and innovative recipes. They try their best to use unprocessed, low sugar and gluten-free ingredients so that those following restrictive diets can use their recipes without compromise. Besides cooking up a storm in the kitchen, they are the site moderators of Health Freak Food while also attempting a musical theater career.



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57 comments on “Chocolate Cupcakes With Avocado-Mint Icing [Vegan, Gluten-Free]”

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Deidra Mae
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Joy Stacey-Hills
2 Years Ago

Yuk !!

Marichelle John Cordeta
2 Years Ago

Made this one last year, but in a bundt cake form instead of muffin! 'Twas yummy

Jodie Tedrow
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Yum! Mom, check it out! Chris Tedrow

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...only one way to find out!

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no thanks

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