Joyful Heart Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Ingredients for cupcakes:
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup raw sugar
1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon canola oil
3/4 cup oat flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch of cinnamon
2/3 cup mini-chocolate chips
Ingredients for chocolate frosting:
1 cup nondairy butter
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons real vanilla extract
4 tablespoons soy milk
1/2 cup cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
Cooking Steps:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a muffin or cupcake tin with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the applesauce, sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, and canola oil. Stir and set aside to allow the sugar to dissolve.
In a large bowl, sift together the oat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add the applesauce mixture and stir until everything is combined. Fold in the mini-chocolate chips.
Using a 3-ounce ice-cream scoop or large spoon, portion the batter into the tin to make 8 cupcakes. Bake for 20 minutes or until the tops are firm to touch.
Cool completely, remove from the tin, and frost with Chocolate Frosting. To make the frosting, mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until very smooth. If the frosting is too thick, add a little more soy milk. If it is too thin, refrigerate for 30 minutes. Frost cupcakes and store leftover frosting in the refrigerator.
This recipe is a sample from "The Skinnygirl Dish" by Bethenny Frankel. For more amazing recipes from Bethenny, click here.

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Barbara Calame
270 days ago

Hi Ellen. I really love the cupcake recipe & the chocolate frosting!!! All of your recipes and wonderful chefs that come on the show are great, much laughter also along the way. Ellen could you print out a monthly vegan food calender of your recipes introduced monthly if that sounds like a good idea to 57yrs old and for some reason I cant keep all those great ideas for recipes in order...Can you write a,"Ellens Favorite Recipes" book. If you already have one...Please let me know, lol. Love the show and best part of my day is watching you...Your the best. Your set family is the bomb!!!

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Lois Triolo
295 days ago

This sounds great. My son and girlfriend are vegans and I will be making this for them. That is when he gets back from India.

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Richard Daigle
491 days ago

Hi Ellen , on June 1and 2 I will be doing a 18 mile walk in Washington DC on honor of my son Tyler who passed away 2008 of suicide. I have to raise $1,000 dollars to walk which should not be a problem. My goal is to raise awareness of depression so other families don't have to go threw what we are going threw. I ask of you to please mention on your show about the American foundation for suicide prevention and make people aware that there is help out there for them, the walk I'm doing is called Out Of Darkness walk, the reason I'm asking you is because how you are always helping people out. I thank you for your time. Regards Rick Daigle

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529 days ago

Can't wait to try these! Yummmmmm

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