So, I am currently living in Malaysia… as lovely as it is here vegan baking is difficult!I will be returning back to the motherland (UK) next month but in the meantime I thought I would post one of my favourite cupcake recipes! Forgive the lack of pictures, I will add once I return to my kitchen!
Vanilla cupcake with an chocolate orange butter-cream…
- 225g all purpose flour
- 125g castor sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 250ml almond milk (or soy but for vanilla almond works best!)
- 125ml canola oil
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 60g vegetable shortening
- 60g vegan butter
- 60g cocoa powder
- 150g icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 oranges
- 60ml cup almond milk
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/ 350 degrees F (I find this the perfect temperature for almost all cupcakes)
In two bowls mix together all the DRY cupcake ingredients and in separate bowl whisk together all the WET ingredients. Slowly add the wet to the dry while whisking. The mixture will be RUNNY, more so than regular cake mix, but this is fine it all becomes good in the end!
scoop/poor the mixture evenly into you cupcake tins (should make 12-14 cakes) and place in the preheated oven for 15-20 mins, but keep checking REGULARLY! to check just pierce with a toothpick or thin skewer, if the skewer comes out clean they are READY!leave these bad boys in the window to cool them selves down…
using and electric whisk (preferably) mix the vegetable shortening and butter together until creamy. SLOWLY add the cocoa powder and icing sugar, slowly, slowly to prevent creating a cocoa haze around your kitchen!
Begin pouring the vanilla extract and almond milk into the mixture. FINALLY, add the rind of of two oranges and continue to whisk until light and fluffy (a couple of minutes)…
Spread over your cupcakes and enjoy!
Forgive me for not posting any pictures, I went through my archive but could not find a single picture of this cake !!! I will get adding some pictures in the future to tempt you into making this orangey delight.