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Green Smoothie Cupcakes

Green Smoothie Vegan Cupcakes

These Green Smoothie Cupcakes are super easy to make, and delicious! If you don’t have the green blend, use some powdered matcha in place, it will work out beautifully!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, vegan
Keyword cupcakes, vegan
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 46 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 310 kcal


Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar use coconut, organic brown, or organic granulated
  • 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder optional
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup hot brewed coffee or hot water
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil or another neutral vegetable oil of your preference
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Vegan Green Smoothie Frosting

  • 3/4 cup vegan butter softened
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons green blend add more for taste (you can sub for matcha powder)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons vegan milk


Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners, or grease it well.

  2. Mix flour, cocoa powder, sugar, espresso powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Sift mixture and set aside.
  3. Mix hot coffee, apple cider vinegar, avocado oil, and vanilla in a measuring cup.
  4. Pour over dry ingredients. Mix with a whisk to incorporate.
  5. Distribute batter evenly between the 12 cupcake tins.
  6. Bake for 12-16 minutes, rotating the pan in between.

Vegan Green Smoothie Frosting

  1. Place vegan butter in the bowl of an electric mixer together with powdered sugar and green blend (or matchpowder.
  2. Mix on low until combined.
  3. Raise speed to medium high and cream for 2 minutes.
  4. Add vanilla extract. If the mixture is too stiff, add 1 tablespoon of vegan milk. Add more if necessary. Be mindful that a little liquid will go a long way.
  5. If mixture is too runny, consider adding a little more sifted powdered sugar until you achieve the desired consistency.


  1. Cupcakes will store well in the fridge, covered for up to 3 days. The frosting will start to get a deep green color as it sits in the fridge.
Nutrition Facts
Green Smoothie Vegan Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 cupcake)
Calories 310
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.