As the title suggests, this is my favorite dairy, egg, and nut-free chocolate cupcake recipe. I've tried many other recipes and this one is superior in terms of taste and cake texture. I use it all the time for birthday parties or whenever the mood for chocolate cake arises. It's from the popular cookbook Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World written by well-known vegan cooks Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. Everytime I've made this people can't distinguish it from "normal" cupcakes. And you know what makes this even better? It's super simple to make.
Following is the recipe along with a recipe for vanilla frosting which is also by the same authors:
RECIPE for Basic (Vegan) Chocolate Cupcakes
RECIPE for Vegan Fluffy "Buttercream" Frosting
For the cupcakes, be sure to add another 1/2 tsp of vanilla where the recipe calls for almond extract.