This is a great basic chocolate cupcake that would go great with any frosting, but here it's topped with a generous swirl of chocolatey peanut butter bliss. Definitely make these the next time you're craving a cupcake!

Chocolate Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Swirl Frosting [Vegan]

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For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/4 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder

For the Peanut Butter Swirl Frosting:

  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

For the Chocolate Swirl Frosting:

  • 5 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon melted vegan dark chocolate
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar


To Make the Cupcakes:

  1. Add dry ingredients to the mixer and mix until fully combined.
  2. Combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl and add to the dry. Mix until completely smooth (about 3 minutes).
  3. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

To Make the Peanut Butter Swirl:

  1. Cream vegan butter with peanut butter. Slowly add in powdered sugar until smooth. Whisk in almond milk at the end.

To Make the Chocolate Swirl:

  1. Cream vegan butter and peanut butter. Slowly add in powdered sugar and cocoa powder until smooth. Beat in melted chocolate until combined.

To Decorate:

  1. In a piping bag, add the peanut butter frosting to one side, and the chocolate swirl to the other side.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 6130 | Total Carbs: 794 g | Total Fat: 300 g | Total Protein: 84 g | Total Sodium: 3749 g | Total Sugar: 545 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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