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Divvies Chocolate Cupcakes


This allergen-free recipe for chocolate cupcakes is courtesy of Divvies Bakery founder Lori Sandler. Check the packaging every time you buy a familiar ingredient -- manufacturing procedures can change.

  • Yield: Makes 1 dozen

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, January Winter 2008


  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • Divvies Dairy-Free Vanilla Frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together oil, vinegar, vanilla, and water until well combined. Add flour mixture to the mixer and mix until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a spatula as necessary. Batter should look and feel more watery than normal cake batters.

  4. Pour batter into prepared muffin tin, filling each cup 1/2 to 3/4 full. Transfer to oven and bake, rotating pan halfway through cooking, until a cake tester inserted into the center of one of the cupcakes comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.

  5. Immediately remove cupcakes from muffin tin and transfer to a wire rack. Let cool completely before frosting.

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  • MS12395818
    24 MAY, 2014
    I do this recipe today, its was very easy. I have no problem with gluten, but I think this a great idea as a vegan cupcake. My husband was delighted.
  • simleigh
    22 MAY, 2010
    actually, you can have a gluten allergy as well as an "intolerance". see:
  • ColleenFlanders
    24 MAY, 2009
    gluten is an intollerance not an allergy.
  • RedEmmie
    24 MAY, 2009
    Anyone looking for gluten free or other dairy free cupcake recipes should go get "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World"! Its a fabulous book!
  • jillEbEn
    24 MAY, 2009
    Allergen free? What about the millions of us with gluten allergies?
    24 MAY, 2009
  • nancythebaker
    24 MAY, 2009
    I love the recent cupcake recipes and cant wait for the cupcake book release -
  • mammag
    24 MAY, 2009
    sorry Martha - please bring back the cookie recipes!!!!!
  • mammag
    24 MAY, 2009
    Sorry Martha - please bring back the cookie recipes!!!!!
  • Sparkley
    22 AUG, 2008
    Great recipe - Thanks Divvies. EnerG sells a powder egg replacer made with potato, rice and tapioca - you just need to add warm water and stir. I use it in meatballs, pancakes, and almost everything else that requires egg.