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Schoko Pink Chai Cupcakes Vegan Glutenfrei

Pink Chai Cupcakes (Vegan, Gluten-free, Fruit-sweetened, Oil-free)

Super cute Pink Chai & Chocolate Cupcakes. The recipe is vegan, gluten-free, fruit-sweetened and oil-free.
For a 6 piece cupcake form with 6cm diameter.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Einweichzeit 4 hrs
Course Baked Sweet
Servings 6 Cupcakes


  • 130 g buckwheat flour (see note)
  • 30 g FAIR-TRADE cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp psyllium fiber, ground
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 140 g dates, pitted and diced
  • 360 ml water
  • 1 tbsp tahini (or other nut/seed butter)

For the frosting:

  • 70 g sunflower seeds (soaked in water for 4 hours)
  • 50 g dates, pitted and diced
  • 35 g cacao butter, melted
  • 2-3 tsp red fruit powder (eg pink pittaya, raspberry or beetroot powder)
  • 1 tsp chai spice (or cinnamon)


  • Preheat oven to 190°C (top/bottom heat). Mix the dry ingredients for the dough in a bowl.
  • Blend dates, water and tahini in a powerful blender until smooth.
  • Pour the date mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to combine (don't over stir).
  • Scoop the dough evenly into the muffin form and bake for approx 20 to 25 minutes or until an inserted wooden skewer comes out clean. Take the cupcakes out of the form and let them cool down on a cake rack.
  • For the chai frosting, blend all ingredients in a powerful blender until smooth (a high-speed blender with tamper is recommended).
  • Transfer the blended mixture into a small bowl and let cool down in the fridge until it has firmed up (approx. 1 to 2 hours).
  • Scoop the frosting into an icing bag and decorate the cupcakes. Garnish to your liking. Best stored chilled. Enjoy :)


Note: Precise measurements are important for this recipe. I recommend good quality kitchen scales and measuring spoons. 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml and 1/2 teaspoon equals 2,5 ml.
Buckwheat flour is not everyone's taste. To be on the safe side you can also make a mix of 1:1 buckwheat flour and rice flour.
Keyword chocolate, cupcakes, fruit-sweetened, gluten-free, oil-free, Pink Chai, vegan