i am not much of a cake fan, but i have to admit these cupcakes are fabulous and yes of course they are vegan and pretty darn easy to make!!!
here is my recipe (i altered the original a bit)
OH SO YUMMY-vegan choco cake
1 1/4 organic whole wheat flour
1 cup raw sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (i was super excited to find a brand that was organic and fair trade!)
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup warm water
1 tsp organic vanilla extract
1/3 cup organic olive oil
1 tsp vinegar
preheat oven to 350 degrees. mix flour, sugar, cocoa, and baking soda and stir well with a fork.
slowly add mixed water, vinegar, oil and vanilla
cook for 30 minutes and let cool for 2 hours before frosting. (i didn't have time to wait 2 hours so after it cooled for little bit i tossed it in the fridge to speed up the cooling process)
1/2 cup raw sugar
4 TBSP earth balance vegan spread (i used the earth balance coconut spread)
2 TBSP almond or coconut milk
2 TBSP cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
in a small saucepan, bring to boil sugar, spread, milk, and cocoa. stir frequently, then reduce heat to a simmer for two minutes, stirring constantly. remove from heat and stir for another five minutes. add vanilla, stir and immediately pour. let cool for about an hour. i have made this recipe into cupcakes and also in a cake pan. works both ways, but the glaze works better over a cake.
i made these for a friend for her birthday so i dressed them up with these candy making sticks and some fun little recycled cards and paint samples!!!!!
i was super excited to find these if you care baking cups at one of our local stores. i previously had only seen them at whole foods (not in alaska:( and was beside myself when i saw these along with some coffee filters on the store shelf!!!!!! if you care makes unbleached chlorine-free products that are compostable, biodegradable and did i mention they look super cute!!!!!!