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Vanilla and chocolate orange CUPCAKE!

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…

Cupcake Ingredients

DRY

  • 225g all purpose flour
  • 125g castor sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

 

WET

  • 250ml almond milk (or soy but for vanilla almond works best!)
  • 125ml canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

 

Butter-cream ingredients

  • 60g vegetable shortening
  • 60g vegan butter
  • 60g cocoa powder
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 oranges
  • 60ml cup almond milk

Directions:

Cupcake

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…

butter-cream

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.

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My Vegan baking/blogging experience

So, this is my very first blog post ever!

I am 25 years old and recently turned VEGAN, to most peoples despair, but to me it is just about the greatest choice I have ever made. Becoming vegan has opened my eyes to the world and not only vegan concerns; it has changed my views, philosophies and political position.

…The most enjoyable change, however, is my diet. I now have this PASSION for food, particularly for all things sweeeet. My heart has grown a little bigger to fit in all the torte’s , cheesecakes, mousse’s, pie’s and CUP CAKES! This new love is what has motivated me to start my blog, to share my experiences and recipes, to delve further into the world of vegan baking from my rookie heights.

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