gluten free vegan chocolate spiderweb cupcakes
RECIPE TYPE: cupcakes
SERVES: 14-15 cupcakes
chocolate cupcakes
  • 1 1/2 cups Sarah’s gluten free flour blend
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk beverage
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seed oil or grape seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
vanilla frosting
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter or non-hydrogenated shortening
  • 1-2 tablespoons almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips
  • plastic spider rings, for decoration
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. In large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cane sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. Stir together almond milk, water, oil, vinegar and vanilla in separate bowl. Add to flour mixture and mix batter until combined.
  4. Divide batter evenly into prepared cupcake pan. Bake cupcakes 20-22 minutes, until center is set. Place on cooling rack to cool completely.
  5. To make vanilla frosting, mix together powdered sugar, vegan butter, almond milk and vanilla. Stir until smooth and desired consistency. Set aside.
  6. In microwave safe bowl, melt dairy free chocolate chips for 30 seconds. Stir and heat an additional 15 seconds if needed. Pour melted chocolate into small ziplock bag and snip the corner {you can also use piping bag with small round tip}.
  7. Top cooled cupcakes with vanilla frosting, smoothing out the top. Take piping bag and do one small dot of chocolate in middle of cupcake.
  8. Then, pipe 3 rings of chocolate, around the dot of chocolate, evenly spacing them apart {it will look like a target}.
  9. Before chocolate sets, use a toothpick to pull the chocolate from the center dot out to the edge. Repeat this around the cupcake, about 7 times, creating a spiderweb pattern.
  10. Place plastic spider ring into center of cupcake, if desired. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.
Recipe by Sarah Bakes Gluten Free at