Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Giftcakes (from the 12/09)

So what do you get a coworker for secret Santa when all you know about them is they are vegan and look a lot like teen wolf?

VEGAN CUPCAKES! (and some novelty pens...)

So these are Chocolate chocolate chip cupcakes with berry cream cheese chocolate chip frosting and Vanilla cinnamon cupcakes with applebutter cream cheese frosting (all vegan)!

So here is what you'll need for the Chocolate chocolate chip.

1 cup. Vegan chocolate chips (I like to use minis in cupcakes because the size is better but whatever you want)

1 1/2 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
3 tbs. dark cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. vinegar
5 tbs. veg. oil
1 cup cold water

(I use this basic chocolate cake recipe for almost everything because it's so good and easy to fancy up.)

For the Berry cream cheese frosting,

1/2 a container of Vegan cream cheese

about 1/4 cup of Berry preserves (I think raspberry is best but anything will work)

1/4 cup of vegan chocolate chips

3-4tbs Vegan powder sugar (and yes not all powdered sugar is vegan)

So line your pan, pre-heat the oven to 350, put all the cake ingredients in the mixer and mist it smooth, then add the chocolate chips and mix till they are evenly distributed (this batter is thin, so don't get freaked out)

Fill your pan so each cup is 3/4 of the way full maybe a little more, and bake for 15-20min.

wail that's baking put the powdered sugar cream cheese and jam in the mixer, mix it all up, stir in the chocolate chips and refrigerate.

when the cup cake are cool you can frost them but then cover them and put them back in the fridge because the vegan cream cheese tends to get very runny.

Vanilla Cinnamon cupcakes... coming soon