World Vegan Day ~ Chocolate Cupcakes & Chocolate Cookie Cream Frosting

In honor of World Vegan Day here is a delicious recipe from my very own niece, Brown Vegan. We made these cupcakes together over the summer and they were (a) simple to make and (b) absolutely yummy.  I personally couldn’t tell they had been veganized! You can find the recipe right here and make sure to visit her blog for more delicious recipes and healthy tips for “A Down-to-Earth Approach to Vegan Food and Minimalist Living.”

Chocolate Cupcakes & Chocolate Cookie Cream Frosting

Ingredients (Makes 24 Cupcakes)

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder (or regular cocoa powder)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Cookies & Cream Frosting

  • 1/3 cup vegan margarine
  • 1/2 vegetable shortening
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond or soymilk
  • 6 chocolate cookies with cream filling, crumbled

Instructions

For the CupcakesPreheat oven at 400 degrees and line a muffin pan with paper cupcake liners.

Put soy milk and vinegar in a blender and blend for a few seconds. If you don’t have a blender, whisk these ingredients together in a bowl and sit aside for 10 minutes to allow to curdle.

In a large bowl, beat together the soy milk mixture, vanilla extract, sugar and oil.

In a separate bowl, sift in flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder, and cacao powder.

Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, beating the batter until well combined.

Add 1 1/2 tbsp of batter to each cupcake liner and bake for 15 minutes.

Cool completely before adding frosting.

For the FrostingBeat together the margarine & vegetable shortening

Slowing add in powdered sugar and continue beating for about 2 minutes.

Add in soymilk and vanilla extract and beat until fluffy.

Fold in crumbled cookies with a rubber spatula or spoon.

 

 

 

 

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