Vegan cupcake recipe, finally! i am so happy about this particular post, because i also guest-blogged it at Confessions of the Cupcake Contessa, a beautiful blog by jessa.
here is the original recipe from Penzey's Spices Spring 2011 magazine (i put my alterations in parenthesis)
VEGAN CUPCAKES:3 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder (i do a little bit more than this, close to 1/2 cup)
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vinegar
2 cups sugar (i do a little less, like 1 1/4 to 1 1/2)
2 cups water (i do one cup cooled coffee, one cup cool water, for flavor!)
2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cups vegetable oil (canola)
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 f degrees. Mix all ingredients together until smooth and bake in greased/floured pan as desired. (orig. recipe suggests 9x13 pan). i do cupcakes! Bake for around 25 up until cooked through. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!
if you would like to do vegan frosting, just follow my easy vegan frosting recipe!:
small standard tub of vegan cream cheese, softened
2 tsp vanilla extract
a bag of confectioner's sugar (just keep adding the sugar until the frosting is sweet, i used a hand-held blender)
add your food coloring and decorate! : )
to see how i decorated these for a Hobbit party, see this page!
happy baking y'all!! xx