This is the best cupcake recipe I've found: http://theblackoven.blogspot.com/2008/0 ... noire.html
The filling part is not vegan, and while I'd love to veganize it, just use the cake part. For vanilla, leave out the chocolate. I make it into spice cupcakes with a ton of cinnamon and cloves and nutmeg. I've made it into chocolate mint cupcakes, salted caramel.... Uh, yeah. I just base everything off that main cupcake recipe.