Mock Hostess Vegan Cupcake Recipe

Mock Hostess Cupcake


1/2 cup flour
2 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup organic unbleached sugar
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Filling Ingredients

1 cup vegan whipping cream
6 oz non-dairy white chocolate, finely chopped

Glaze Ingredients

3 oz non-dairy chocolate, finely chopped
3 tablespoons boiling water

Filling Directions

In a heavy medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the cream to a boil.
Add the white chocolate and remove from heat.
Let the mixture stand briefly, stir until smooth.
Transfer to a metal bowl and refrigerate until chilled thoroughly, stirring occasionally.
(To speed the process, set the metal bowl over a larger bowl of ice water; stir the chocolate mixture until cool.)
With an electric mixer, beat the white chocolate mixture just until fluffy, about 1 minute.
Transfer the filling to a pastry bag fitted with a 3/8-inch plain tip.
Insert the pastry tip 1/4-inch into the bottom of each cupcake and squeeze a little filling into each one.

Glaze Directions

Place the chocolate in a small bowl.
Whisk in the boiling water and blend until smooth.
One at a time, dip the top of each cupcake into the warm glaze.
Turn the glazed cupcakes right side up and set them on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet.
Refrigerate the cupcakes for 5 minutes to set the glaze.
Serve at room temperature.
Makes 22 to 24 miniature cupcakes.


Position a rack in the center and preheat oven to 325 F.
Lightly grease twenty-four 1-3/4×3/4 (1-oz) muffin or biscuit cups.
Into a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
Mix in the organic unbleached sugar.
Make a well in the center.
Whisk in the water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla.
Blend until smooth.
(The batter will be very thin.)
Spoon the batter into the prepared cups.
Bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of one of the cupcakes comes out clean, about 12 to 14 minutes.
Cool the cupcakes in the pans on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
Remove the cupcakes from the pans and finish cooling on the rack.


The cupcakes can be made and refrigerated up to 2 days in advance, or frozen up to 2 weeks.
These ultra-moist, dark chocolate mini-cupcakes are filled with creamy white chocolate ganache.