Friday, April 4, 2008

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over My Kitchen

We're going to a birthday party tomorrow, and Stella can't have birthday cake (peanut cross contamination, yada, yada, yada). Not to mention, most birthday cake isn't likely to be vegan!! So, we have to come to birthday parties with alternatives. Our alternative to birthday cake this time will be Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting from The Joy of Vegan Baking. I used the recipe for Chocolate Cake and just made it into cupcakes. The recipe says that it will make 8 cupcakes.....I got 12 rather large ones from this recipe. The frosting recipe also says it is enough for 8 cupcakes.....again, I frosted all 12 and had extra frosting. The only changes I made were to the frosting recipe. Instead of 3 cups of confectioners sugar I used 2. They were plenty sweet, and I imagine they'd be almost sickeningly sweet if I'd added another cup of sugar. Mairin has a summer birthday so they are celebrating it next week at school, and she's requested these very cupcakes, so I think I'll try even less sugar when I make them next week.

We of course had to sample the cupcakes after lunch (actually, I made the girls eat lunch, cupcakes were my lunch.......sssshhhhhh!!) Wow, these are some delicious cupcakes. Better than any non-vegan recipe I've ever used. The recipe is on The Joy of Vegan Baking website, go make these now, don't wait another minute!!


By the way, I couldn't decide which photo I liked better, so I posted them both!!

7 comments:

Jenny said...

I like the first photo better! It's such a great close up!

I will have to try those out, they look good!

carrie said...

I think I liked the first one better too.....that's why I put it first!! I'm a close up kind of girl.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Can those vegan cupcakes come take over MY kitchen??? Pretty please?!

keeta said...

Yum, those look awesome! I need an excuse to make them for a party, because I can't make 12 cupcakes and eat them all myself! (Ok, I could, but it wouldn't be such a good idea, no?)

The Dalai Mama said...

Hey, Carrie! Ugh. I've been having computer problem. I go away for a few days and come back to see this? Yu-hu-um! I think my next cupcakes are going to be the "Fauxstess" cupcakes from VCTOTW.

carrie said...

DM - These cupcakes are eerily siimilar to the Hostess one's, minus the creamy filling. I'd always wanted to make the Fauxstess one's as well, but I could never find the special cocoa they call for.....these just use regular cocoa.

The Dalai Mama said...

carrie:  I think I'm going to make the fauxstess for my little guy's birthday in June.  I can't find the cocoa in any store around here, so I'll have to order it from here.  I could go a little crazy on baking products on that website!