Chocolate Seltzer Cupcakes

This fluffy, comedy-inspired cupcake helped Cupcake Wars winner Doron Petersan advance past round one.

Makes 12 cupcakes

What You Need:

1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup seltzer
1/4 cup coffee, brewed strong and cooled
1/3 cup oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon vinegar
Chocolate Ganache (see recipe)
Banana Frosting (see recipe)
Carmelized Bananas (see recipe)

What You Do:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a standard cupcake pan with 12 cupcake liners. In a medium-size bowl, sift sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set bowl aside.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together seltzer, coffee, oil, vanilla, and vinegar. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk until incorporated. Do not over mix batter.

3. Fill cupcake liners ¾ full and bake for 19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into each cupcake comes out clean. Cool completely.

4. Dip the tops of each cupcake into ganache so entire cupcake top is covered. Set aside for 10 minutes to allow ganache to set. Pipe a dollop of banana frosting on top of each cupcake and garnish top with two slices of caramelized bananas.

More Recipes

Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

Raw cashews work as the base of this decadent dairy-free chocolate treat.
Read More »

Vegan Basil Pistou

Made without pine nuts and cheese, this French take on basil pesto can be used as a pasta sauce, in salad dressings, or to flavor vegetable dishes.
Read More »

Very Berry Vegan Popsicles

Make this refreshing homemade version of a classic treat by blending together berries, fruit juice, and a little sweetener.
Read More »

Dijon Macaroni Salad

Spice up your springtime barbecues with the perfect macaroni salad.
Read More »

Raw Vegan Teriyaki Noodles

Get ready for warmer weather by sprucing up your raw culinary skills with these light noodles.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »