Skinny Coconut Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Honey & Figs turns 2 today and there couldn’t be a better way to celebrate it than enjoying one of these delicious coconut chocolate chip pancakes, or, you know, seven… they’re healthy right??

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cupcakes {one bowl + vegan}

Real talk here, I really cannot believe I’ve been writing this blog for two whole years now… It feels as if it was yesterday when I was wandering the house in the search of the perfect spot to take pics with my mother’s phone. Gosh, time flies when you’re having fun! Now if only it could go by this quickly when I’m doing maths revision… that’d would be nice.

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cupcakes {one bowl + vegan}

One thing is for sure: not in a million of years could I be happier that I decided to take the step to write my own blog after months of silently stalking and drooling over the posts of talented bloggers such as Pinch of Yum, Top it with Cinnamon, Sallys Baking Addiction, Averie Cooks, Minimalist Baker, Chocolate Covered Katie and many, many more! I’ve feel so hashtag blessed that I belong in such a community of passionate people and that I’ve got to made so many incredible friends along the way, some of them I’m lucky enough to have met personally. Plus I’m also grateful for all the pancakes, cookies and pies I’ve got to eat for the sake of recipe developing too #priorities.

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cupcakes {one bowl + vegan}

Thank you to all of you who have been following my journey, checking out (and trying out!) my recipes, leaving sweet comments on my posts, connecting with me through social media, putting up with my whiny posts and being so so so nice to me! Never would I have thought that I’d been making my dreams come true, working as a fotographer/stylist and writing my own recipe ebook – and you guys are the reason why! Thanks again for all the never-ending support I have received during these two wonderful years! I know I sound super duper cheesy right now (mmMMmmm cheeeeeese I want pizza), but I really mean this and I want to let you know that I’d send you all cupcakes and cookies if I could. Big hugs to you all, my foodie friends!

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cupcakes {one bowl + vegan}

So many things have changed in the past two years: my photography skills (pheww thankfully, though I still have so much to learn!), my food philosophy and the way I write my posts and connect with people, which now, I may say, I enjoy so much more!

Some things still remain the same… mostly my hatred towards doing the dishes after a long session of recipe developing, my tendency to develope crush on long haired TV characters with a beard and a sword, and my less-than-stellar skills to decorate a cupcake (frosting is going to be the death of me I tell you).

I really cannot wait to see what the next few years have in store for Honey & Figs! Hope you guys want to be part of the journey as well!

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cupcakes {one bowl + vegan}

May we talk cupcakes now?? ‘Cause these are SO worth having a chat about!

Do you guys dig the coconut + chocolate combo? I sure do! What a match made in heaven! These cupcakes are soft fluffy, tender and coconutty, and studded with pockets of melty dark chocolate… Are you drooling yet? Well, don’t forget about the creamy chocolate frosting. This stuff is to die for!

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cupcakes {one bowl + vegan}

And would you believe they’re vegan? Yep! These might lack some eggs/dairy/honey, but they certainly not lack any flavor or fluffy texture! I’ve used flax eggs instead of eggs, almond milk in the batter and a plant-based cream cheese alternative for the frosting, but I’ve also included directions on how to make these if you can’t find these products… so there’s no excuse not to make these either! Plus you only need one bowl to make them. Yay for less dishes to do and more time to nap or go into a massive Game of Thrones binge-watching session!

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cupcakes {one bowl + vegan}

I’d say go make them right now!


Skinny Coconut Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Yields 16
A tender and delicious cupcake studded with melty chocolate chips and covered in a creamy chocolate frosting!
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For the cupcake
  1. 300 grams all purpose flour
  2. 170 grams sugar
  3. 15 grams baking powder
  4. 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  5. 250 grams almond milk
  6. 15 grams vinegar
  7. 50 grams olive oil
  8. 2 flax eggs
  9. 100 grams shredded coconut
  10. 150 grams dark chocolate, chopped
For the frosting
  1. 500 grams vegan cream cheese
  2. 25 grams cacao powder
  3. 100 grams powdered sugar
  4. 50 grams dark chocolate
  1. Start by making the cupcakes since they need to cool off before you frost them.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, coconut and sugar in a bowl until combined.
  3. Add in vanilla, almond milk, vinegar, flax eggs and oil and mix with a wooden spoon until combined.
  4. Chop a dark chocolate bar and mix the chunks into the batter.
  5. Grease 16 cupcake tins very well and fill 3/4 of each one with batter.
  6. Bake at 180ºC (375F) for 15-20 minutes or until they look golden.
  7. Wait for them to cool before frosting.
  8. For the frosting, melt dark chocolate in a bowl and wait for it to cool a bit before mixing it with the rest of ingredients so there are no lumps.
  9. Whisk in room-temperature cream cheese and sugar in the bowl until smooth and combined.
  10. Add in cacao powder and whisk to combine.
  11. Frost cupcakes and dust some coconut on top if desired.
  1. 2 flax eggs = 2 tbsp. ground flax seeds + 90 ml. water (let it sit for 5 minutes)
  2. You can use 2 eggs instead but the flax version is better.
  3. If you cannot find vegan cream cheese (it's sold in health-food stores moslty but a lot of supermarkets carry it), the normal version works.
  4. I used a dark chocolate bar since vegan chocolate chips are hard to come by and also too expensive. Plus, the bigger the chunks the better!
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  • Reply aspoonfulofnature June 4, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Muchas felicidades Consuelo 🙂 estos cupcakes tienen una pinta deliciosa xx

  • Reply shashi at runninsrilankan June 4, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Happy, Happy Blogiversary Consuelo! I wish I could be there in your kitchen to join in the celebration – because that’s the only way I could sneak these home with me! They sound so good!

  • Reply Drink me · Eat me June 4, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    ¡Feliz “blogueaños”, Consuelo! (no comento tanto como me gustaría, pero no te he perdido la pista ni un solo momento:-)).

    Muchos besotes para tu madre y para ti:-)

  • Reply superfitbabe June 4, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Happy 2-year old Blogivesary Honey & Figs!! Great recipe and you’re such an inspiration!

  • Reply josefinetm June 4, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Happy birthday!!! I can’t believe it either. It feels like yesterday I first found your lovely little blog and it has been a pleasure following it all the way 🙂 Looking forward to much more!

  • Reply whiskandshout June 5, 2015 at 2:06 am

    Happy 2nd blog birthday!!! LOVE your cupcake wrappers and these look delish 🙂

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments June 5, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Happy anniversary, Consuelo! Time flies when you’re having fun, doesn’t it? 🙂 And skinny never looked so delicious! These cupcakes are so pretty and I want to sink my teeth into one! Pinned to try. 🙂

  • Reply GiGi Eats Celebrities June 5, 2015 at 8:05 am

    I want to eat ALL the cupcakes! Man I miss cupcakes!

  • Reply Alyssa @ My Sequined Life June 5, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Happy 2 years Consuelo!! What better way to celebrate than by making (and eating!) these cupcakes. I can’t believe they’re skinny!

  • Reply Mira June 5, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Happy Bloggiversary! These cupcakes are gorgeous! Pinned!

  • Reply Monica June 6, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Happy 2nd anniversary, Consuelo! I’m wishing you lots of happiness and lots of good times to come in the kitchen and beyond! Your skinny cupcakes look wonderful. Love your lightened-up, healthier recipes.

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life June 6, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Haha right, if only time flew as fast when math was involved. Happy 2nd blogiversary! Wow, you have rocked this blogging business. It’s like you’ve been doing it forever! Love the coconut and chocolate chip combo, it’s the best!

  • Reply denada laurenc September 18, 2015 at 4:51 am

    sweet cupcakes, and makes me want to eating all cupcakes hahaha

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