The cupcake beast baker from within resurfaced days ago making these gossamers for Relationship Status Awareness Day. The inspiration came from a cake recipe found on the internet as "The BEST chocolate cake ever...that happens to be vegan" - and it's easy to understand why. If you disagree, then you're probably just a brownie eater or hate desserts. Roses and strawberries turned into the frosting; just add champagne and boom you're Cassanova.
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes (no really, these are the best!)
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup warm wter
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Strawberry Rose Petal Buttercream frosting
1 cup vegan buttery spread (aka Earth Balance stuff)
3 1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp dried rose petals
Extra strawbs for decor
For the cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Get cupcake pan ready - grease tins or papers.
Mix all dry ingredients together.
Mix wet ingredients together and combine with dry until well incorporated.
Pour into cupcake holders. Bake for 14 minutes.
Cool for at least two hours before frosting.
Beat vegan butter until fluffy. Add powdered sugar, roses and strawberries and beat for two minutes.
Frost your cupcakes and be merry.