Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Vegan Cupcakes & Frosting

Ingredients
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups almond milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup safflower oil, (or almond oil)
1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 12 cup muffin pans or line with 18 paper baking cups.

2. Measure the apple cider vinegar into a 2 cup measuring cup. Fill with almond milk to make 1 1/2 cups. Let stand until curdled, about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond milk mixture, coconut oil and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until blended. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, dividing evenly.

3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool in the pan set over a wire rack.


Lemon Orange Buttercream Frosting
1/2 c vegan earth balance butter (room temperature)
2 c confectioners sugar
1 T each orange and lemon juice
1/2 tsp each lemon and organe zest
1 tsp vanilla

Combine all and blend until smooth. Frost cupcakes when cool.

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