Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Cupcakes

Today’s post is a recipe for vegan Cupcakes. These Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Cupcakes are also paleo, gluten-free, refined sugar free. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Cupcakes

These Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Cupcakes are what inspired me to make this delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Pie I posted a few days ago. I had actually made the cupcakes before, but was waiting for #cupcakemondays to post this vegan cupcake recipe.

I have been experimenting with vegan and paleo baking for a little while. It’s one of my favorites now. I simply love vegan desserts! You can check out all of my vegan desserts here (most are paleo too).

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Cupcakes

Anyway, allow me to talk to you for a bit about this delicious Chocolate Vegan Frosting!

This vegan and paleo frosting is made with a cashew base. After soaking the cashews overnight or for a few hours in hot water, you simply blend it with some other ingredients to make a smooth cream. Let the cream chill in the fridge until it hardens up and takes on a firmer consistency before piping or spreading it on top of your cake.

You only need a few ingredients to make this vegan chocolate frosting

  • Cashews
  • Maple syrup
  • Coconut cream
  • Lemon juice
  • Cocoa powder
  • Coconut Butter
  • Vanilla extract
Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Cupcakes

And that’s it! Not to mention that this vegan and paleo frosting is super easy to make. Hands on time is probably around 10 minutes, including doing the dishes. Only waiting for the cashews to soak, and then waiting for the frosting to firm up is going to take time.

You can make the cookies for the top, or the cupcakes, while you wait for the frosting to firm up.

This recipe makes for extra cookies, you can freeze some of the cookies for later if you don’t wish to bake them all at the same time.

How to freeze these vegan cookies: put cookies on top of a baking sheet. Place baking sheet in the freezer until cookies have frozen, for a couple of hours. Transfer cookies to a ziplock bag and seal it tight, removing the air from inside the bag.

When you want to bake a cookie simply pre-heat the oven and bake cookies straight from the freezer.

This recipe makes for super soft and chewy vegan chocolate chip cookies, which are also paleo! So much love for them!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Cupcakes

Some of my favorite vegan recipes: Hazelnut Vegan Cupcakes, Matcha Vegan Cheesecake, Pecan Brownie Vegan Pie, Vegan Brownies with Caramel Sauce.

I would like to say thank you for reading my blog, my recipes, and following me! Your support means a lot, whoever you are, wherever you are. Just know that you rock!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Cupcakes
Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Cupcakes

Camila Hurst
These Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Cupcakes are also paleo, gluten free, refined sugar free. They are topped with a delicious Vegan Chocolate Frosting, and a chocolate chip cookie.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine Paleo, vegan
Servings 9 cupcakes
Calories 320 kcal


Vegan Cupcakes
  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter or any nut butter such as cashew
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk full fat
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Vegan Chocolate Frosting
  • 2 cups raw cashews soaked in water overnight*
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2/3 cups coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons coconut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • 1 flax seed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon warm water
  • 1 cup almond flour 96 grams, 3.3 oz
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour 32 grams, 1.1 oz
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar 150 grams, 5.3 oz
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut oil room temperature
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons nut butter (cashew, or almond)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


Vegan Cupcakes
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350F. Line a muffin tin with baking cups.
  • Make flax egg. Mix flax seeds with water and let them sit for about 10 minutes while you gather all of the other ingredients together.
  • Mix almond flour, arrowroot flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Whisk almond butter with maple syrup, coconut milk, vanilla, and flax egg.
  • Add flour mixture to the wet mixture.
  • Spoon onto muffin cups.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until you insert a toothpick in the center and it comes off clean.
Vegan Chocolate Frosting
  • Drain cashews, place in the food processor together with maple syrup, coconut cream, lemon juice, coconut butter, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder.
  • Process until creamy and smooth.
  • Transfer mixture to a bowl and cover. Place it in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight, to solidify.
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Mix flax seed with warm water. Set aside to thicken for 5-10 minutes.
  • Mix almond flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Whisk coconut oil, nut butter, vanilla extract, and flax seed egg together.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Stir until combined.
  • Add chocolate chips.
  • Form cookies into balls with a cookie scoop.
  • I always like to chill my cookies in the freezer while the oven pre-heats, so the fats in the cookies will have time to become solid, and as the cookies enter the oven, the fat won’t start melting immediately, giving the cookie a chance to have a better structure.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350F.
  • Bake for about 8 minutes. Might take longer or less time depending on how big you shaped your cookies.
  • Let them cool before handling.
To assemble
  • I like to store my frosting already in the piping bag, so this way will be ready to pipe once cold and more solid.
  • Pipe frosting on top of cupcakes and let them chill in the fridge for a couple of hours. Then you can proceed with topping the cupcakes with the cookie. I also melted some chocolate and drizzled it over cookies to give the cupcakes a little pizzaz.
  • Cookies will store well in an air-tight container for a few days, at room temperature.


*You can soak the cashews in room temperature water overnight, or you can soak the cashews in hot water for at least 4 hours.
Keyword cupcakes, vegan

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