Almond Joy Cupcakes



Cupcake Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 cups white flour
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract



  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. Whisk the almond milk and the vinegar together and let sit a few minutes.
  3. Add the oil, sugar, vanilla in a large bowl and stir.
  4. Add in the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix until no large lumps remain.
  5. Fill cupcake liners two-thirds of the way and bake for 20 to 22 minutes till done. Use a toothpick to test.
  6. Let cool completely before adding frosting.

*Makes 24 cupcakes



Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup dairy-free soy margarine, softened
  • ¼ cup plain unsweetened almond milk
  • ¾ cup unsweetened pure cocoa powder
  • ½ t. vanilla



  1. In a medium-large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, cream the powdered sugar with the soy margarine until mixture is thick but well combined.
  2. 2.   Add the almond milk, cocoa powder and vanilla, and continue to mix until smooth.


Putting it all together:

  1. Once the cupcakes have cooled set up an assembly line with: bowl of frosting, bowl of shredded coconut and bowl of raw almonds.
  2. Take one of the COOLED cupcakes and dip it in the frosting, swirl to cover the top completely.
  3. Then immediately dip the top in the coconut.
  4. Place on serving tray or back in cupcake tin and add an almond (or 2 or 3…) to the top and press down hard so it stays firmly in place.


Repeat until all the cupcakes are done.


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