If your children grow up vegan you obviously don't want to give them the feeling that they have to miss anything. Earlier I made a vegan pizza with our daughter. This time we made vegan cupcakes!
I am not really a sweet tooth but these vegan cupcakes have a surprisingly sourish flavor on the inside because of the red fruit I hid in them. So delish!
Nice for birthday parties or vegan baby showers!
There are plenty of vegan decoration options out there. Think of fresh fruit, edible flowers, cherry's on syrup, vegan chocolate sprinkles, vegan biscuit crumbs. Put everything on the table and have a party!
Put everything on the table and have a party! Nice for birthday parties or vegan baby showers!
For the cupcakes:
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbs natural vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbs apple sauce
1/3 cup light brown sugar
3.5 tbs sunflower oil
1 cup (spelt) flour
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp mixed spice (blend of sweet spices, including cinnamon and coriander seed)
½ cup frozen fruit or fresh fruit (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
6 paper cupcake liners
For the frosting:
125 gram vegetable butter
powdered sugar to taste
optional: a splash of vanilla extract
2 tbs cherry syrup or beet juice (for coloring)
cherries or edible flowers
Preheat the oven to 180ºC / 390ºF.
Defrost the frozen fruit or use fresh fruit.
Mix in a bowl the almond milk with the vinegar, vanilla extract, apple sauce, sugar and sunflower oil. Let this rest for 10 minutes.
In another bowl mix the flour, salt, baking powder and the mixed spice.
Now add the dry mix with the wet mix and stir it all together (use a food processor if you happen to have one)
Grease the cupcake liners if you want
Poor the batter into the cupcake liners evenly (fill up 2/3)
Hide some fruit in every cupcake
Put them in the oven. Check the cupcakes at 15 minutes and if a toothpick inserted into the center doesn’t come out clean, then put them back in for a further 5 minutes.
For the frosting:
Bring the butter to a room temperature and mix it with some powdered sugar to taste (in an electric mixer bowl if you have it). For coloring: add some cherry syrup or beet juice. Add a splash of vanilla extract if you love it.
Take the cupcakes out of the oven. Move to a cooling rack and allow to cool thoroughly before frosting. Add the topping. Or, just eat them without topping and eat two!