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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

4.84 from 6 votes

Ultra rich and dark chocolate cupcakes, with a surprise peanut butter filling – these chocolate peanut butter cupcakes are dangerously good!

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake Recipe

Want to take basic chocolate cupcakes to the next level?

Here is an easy way to do it.

Just take any chocolate cupcake recipe, and add the 3 ingredient peanut butter filling below.

Suddenly, you have fancy bakery-style cupcakes, and no one needs to know how easy they are to prepare.

I’ve included my own favorite cupcake recipe here, or feel free to use whatever cupcake recipe you wish – even boxed cake mix works.

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Here are a few frosting ideas:

Coconut Whipped Cream

Healthy Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

You can also dip the cupcakes in melted chocolate, or just spread more of the peanut butter filling on top and call it a day!

Reeses Peanut Butter Cupcakes

For a keto / flourless version:

If you want to make these cupcakes but don’t do flour, just use my Keto Cupcakes recipe for the cupcake base and sub powdered erythritol for the powdered sugar in the peanut butter filling below.

(If desired, you can also use a different nut butter with fewer carbs, such as macadamia, pecan, or almond butter, instead of the peanut butter.)

Chocolate Covered Katie Vegan Cupcakes

The only food in this world that I love more than peanut butter is chocolate.

And the only food in this world that I consume more of than chocolate is peanut butter.

So these chocolate peanut butter cupcakes are pretty much my dream come true.

Also try this Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream

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The recipe was adapted from these Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

These homemade vegan chocolate peanut butter cupcakes are dangerously good.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 9 – 10 cupcakes
4.8 from 6 votes


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup yogurt or coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup oil, or 1/3 cup melted peanut butter
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp white or cider vinegar
  • 1 cup spelt, white, or oat flour (keto option listed above)
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp dutch cocoa, or sub additional regular cocoa
  • 3/4 cup sugar, unrefined if desired
  • 1/2 tsp + 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Peanut Butter Filling

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter or allergy-friendly sub
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, unrefined if desired
  • 2 tbsp milk of choice


  • *I've listed a few frosting options above, or feel free to use your favorite frosting recipe.
    Preheat oven to 350 F. Whisk first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Let sit at least 10 minutes while you sift all remaining cupcake ingredients. Pour dry into wet and stir just until evenly mixed. Pour into a lined cupcake pan, only filling about 2/3 of the way up. Bake 20 minutes. Whisk filling ingredients with hand beaters or very vigorously by hand until fluffy. Either pipe frosting directly into each cupcake, or simply scoop out a piece from the center of a cupcake, add filling, then smush the cupcake piece back on top. Cover with frosting or melted chocolate to hide the seam. If you can wait, the cupcakes taste even better (richer and sweeter) the next day, and liners peel off easily after a day. 
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Still craving peanut butter? Make these Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies.

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Published on February 14, 2021

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  1. Shannon aka Shannasaurus Rex says

    I wish that there was an edit option…. Because I noticed that I wrote “is” when I meant to write “are”. Then I wrote “sand” when I meant to write “and”…🤦🤷 oh well.

  2. Susan says

    5 stars
    You really owe it to yourself & your friends to make these cupcakes. You might *think* you’ve already had the ultimate in chocolate & peanut buttery goodness, but until you taste these, you simply have not. Proof positive that CCK remains the reigning queen of outrageously delicious vegan desserts!

  3. Sarah says

    Hi! These look delicious! I am going to make the peanut butter frosting for my husband’s birthday cake. Quick question that I hope I can get an answer for soon, can I use the runny oily peanut butter for this or does it need to be a no-stir kind? Some recipes are more specific with the oils separating. Any thoughts are very much appreciated.
    Thank you!

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