Spray two muffin tins.
Mix ingredients together and press 1 T of mixture in the bottom of each muffin tin.
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
Whisk together dry ingredients in mixing bowl.
Add egg replacer, hemp milk, oil, and vanilla and mix on medium speed for 1 minute.
Stir in the boiling water. (This batter is super thin and runny-this is the way it's supposed to be!)
Pour into muffin tins on top of pretzel crust.
Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes.
Cool completely on wire racks and then frost.
*Makes 24 cupcakes
These cupcakes are awesome but if you just want your chocolate fix you can make them without the crust. Just use 1 tsp of salt in the recipe.