Garam Masala Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes for “Short and Slammin’ Basketball” Potluck

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I recently had a request for the recipe for these cupcakes, and since I hadn’t posted it before, I’m just adding it into this post. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:
1 cup soy milk
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/4 Garam Masala spice
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
Whisk together the soy milk and apple cider vinegar in a large bowl, and set aside for a few minutes to curdle. Add the sugar, oil, vanilla extract to the soy milk mixture and beat until foamy. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, soda, and Garam Masala. Add in two batches to the wet ingredients, and beat until no large lumps remain. Add coconut and mix in. Pour into liners, filling 3/4 of the way full.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.
Frost with your favorite vegan buttercream or cream cheese frosting. They would also be delicious with the Coconut Pecan Fudge Frosting that I used to top my German Chocolate Cupcakes.

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10 Responses to “Garam Masala Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes for “Short and Slammin’ Basketball” Potluck”


  1. 1 Sonja June 5, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    These sound sooo good. Are you willing to share the recipe?

    • 2 Tessa June 8, 2009 at 5:01 pm

      Hi Sonja! I just added the recipe to my original post. If you make them, please let me know how they turn out!

      • 3 Sonja June 16, 2009 at 11:30 am

        Thanks so much! I love that these are vegan, but the ingredients are all things I actually have in my pantry. I’m going to try out the recipe this weekend!

      • 4 Sonja June 16, 2009 at 11:42 am

        Sorry, I just realized there’s no measurement unit for the amount of Garam Masala spice. I’m guessing tablespoons?

  2. 5 Tessa June 17, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Sorry Sonja! Yes, 1 1/2 tablespoons of Garam Masala spice.

    • 6 Sonja June 21, 2009 at 1:36 pm

      These were a huge hit with my friends last night! We all loved that the recipe is “seasonless” too – the lightness makes them great for summer, but the spice would make them totally appropriate for a holiday get-together. I was in a rush, so I just used Cherrybrook Kitchen Vanilla frosting and sprinkled coconut on top, but it went well.

      Thanks!!

      • 7 Tessa June 21, 2009 at 4:26 pm

        Oh great! I’m so glad to hear that you liked the recipe! I totally agree that it is “seasonless” too. Always delicious! And thanks for letting me know how they turned out :-)

  3. 8 Kelly March 30, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    I made these the other night and they were *fantastic*! I even blogged about them. Thanks for the recipe!


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