Delectable Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Whipped Cream Frosting











Indulge in the ultimate sweet treat with these moist Chocolate Cupcakes topped with a light and fluffy Vanilla Whipped Cream Frosting. Perfect for any occasion, these cupcakes are sure to delight with their rich flavor and creamy topping.


Step 1: Prep and Bake

Kickstart this delightful baking journey by preheating your oven to a cozy 350°F. Begin with a small bowl, mixing together 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar with coconut milk, setting it aside for it to curdle and thicken. Next, in another mixing bowl, whisk the dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, a pinch of baking soda and powder, salt, your chosen cocoa powder for that chocolatey depth, instant coffee granules for an added kick, and sugar to sweeten the deal. In a medium bowl, blend the thickened coconut milk mixture with vegetable oil, and dashes of vanilla and almond extract to infuse the cupcakes with rich flavors. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, stirring until you achieve a smooth batter. Scoop the batter into your muffin tin lined with cupcake liners and bake for about 20 minutes. Let them cool before diving into the frosting saga.
Pro Tip: Use an ice cream scoop for evenly sized cupcakes.

Step 2: Ganache Creation

While your cupcakes are cooling, embark on the ganache adventure. Using a double boiler or a microwave, gently melt chocolate chips with coconut milk, stirring occasionally until perfectly smooth. Once your cupcakes have cooled, dip their tops into the luscious ganache for a silky, chocolate layer. Allow the ganache to set by cooling the cupcakes again, setting the stage for the final flourish of whipped cream frosting.
Pro Tip: For a thicker ganache, allow it to cool slightly before dipping.

Step 3: Whipped Cream Frosting

The crowning glory of your cupcake creation is the vanilla whipped cream frosting. In a large bowl, whip the cream with an electric mixer until it begins to thicken. Gradually add sugar and a splash of vanilla extract, continuing to whip until stiff peaks form, ready to adorn your cupcakes. Gently spoon or pipe this creamy, dreamy frosting onto each cupcake, transforming them into a vision of beauty and taste. The lightness of the whipped cream perfectly complements the rich, moist cupcake, creating a dessert that’s bound to impress at any gathering.
Pro Tip: Chill the mixing bowl and beaters for the fluffiest whipped cream.