Dairy Free and Egg Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Posted On January 29, 2015| 3 Replies

I continue with my new found passion (obsession) of trying to cook all things dairy free, egg free and soya free. Here is a recipe that has totally blown me away.  These Chocolate Cupcakes are amazing and so easy to make and apart from a can of black beans you just need cupboard staples.  But before I start I want to tell you how I came about this recipe.

I have a lovely friend who I used to work with.  She regularly reads my blog and has ambitions of one day quitting her job as a maths teacher and setting up her own Cafe.   Something which I think she would be extremely good at.  Having read my review of the lemon drizzle cake the other day she sent me a text message with a recipe for a chocolate bean cake she had made.  She said it was amazing and that I should try and make one with an egg substitue.  So after an internet search I found several egg free versions.

I finally settled on these wonderful cupcakes/muffins.  Harriet couldn’t get it in her mouth quick enough.  They are so light and fluffy.


Unless I told you, you would never know that these were made using pureed prunes as the egg substitute and black beans.  In fact I don’t intend telling Amelie what is in them as she might not then eat them.


The recipe said to cook for about 15 mins but mine needed nearer 20-25 mins.  Next time I think I might try adding some chocolate chips to make them more like a chocolate chip muffin.  I had no idea that you could make something so delicious as this using black beans.   This is a great way to try and add fiber to kids diets.  I have found loads of other recipes for cookies and brownies.

I think I might give these Black Bean Brownies from Chocolate Covered Katie ago next.

Black Bean Brownies

I would like to thank my friend for sharing her discovery with me and for Madhuram’s Eggless Cooking for the cupcake recipe.

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3 Replies on “Dairy Free and Egg Free Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. Sharon @ Bit of the Good Stuff

    These look so yummy! I definitely need to check out the recipe.
    CCK’s black bean brownies are a huge hit in my house. I find they don’t rise very high (next time I make them I might try increasing the quantities) but they have a great taste and texture xx

    1. MummyandMimi Post author

      I am going to try the CCK recipe ago either over the weekend or next week. I was actually wondering if you could replace the flax egg with puree prunes. I may have to give it a try. With regards to the prunes I just brought a big bag and added the quantity directly. I was a bit lazy – I didn’t bother puree the prunes first. I literally just guessed the amount of prunes and threw them into the food processor with everything else.


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