Vegan Recipe of the Day: Gluten Free Vegan Ghost Cupcakes

By The Captain October 14, 2020


If you’re looking for a deliciously spooky vegan treat for Halloween, you HAVE to try these gluten-free vegan ghost cupcakes. No need to be scared! They are as easy to prepare as they are cute and adorable. Let’s take a look!

Prep time:  30 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

Servings: 12

Vegan Ghost Cupcakes

Vegan Recipe of the Day: Gluten Free Vegan Ghost Cupcakes 1 Ingredients

For the chocolate cupcakes:

  • 1 1/4 cups gluten-free flour blend
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (no added sugar)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 cup of organic cane sugar
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


For the vanilla frosting:

  • 1/2 cup organic non-hydrogenated shortening
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 3 cups organic powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk coffee creamer
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • lactose-free mini chocolate chips


Vegan Recipe of the Day: Gluten Free Vegan Ghost Cupcakes 1 Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour blend, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and add the required amount of salt. Set aside. Put the cupcake liners in the cupcake pans.

In a large bowl, mix coconut milk, water and vinegar until it thickens. Add sugar, oil, and vanilla extract into the mix. Gradually add flour mixture and mix for one minute. Pour the battered mix into the lined cupcake pan. Bake for 16-18 minutes. To verify if the cupcake is ready, stick a toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean, it means your cupcake is well done. Take the cupcakes out and let them cool.

For the buttercream, you need to mix shortening and vegan butter for 1 minute with a mixer. Add powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons coffee creamer and vanilla, then beat for a couple of minutes until the buttercream becomes smooth and fluffy. Put the buttercream in the center of the cupcake with the help of a piping bag, creating that small peak. Add whatever ghostly element you deem necessary, like chocolate chips, to make the cupcakes look like ghosts.

Here’s a step-by-step video on how to prepare the most delicious vegan ghost cupcakes this Halloween!

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