|Immature female Eastern Bluebird at my "vegan restaurant"|
One of the good things about vegan batter is you can lick the bowl and utensils with no worries. If your cupcakes are under done, they are still okay to eat! This recipe makes a moist, delicious cupcake. The flavor reminds me of a breakfast food for some reason. You can frost them or eat them plain. I usually drizzle them with a delicious lemon glaze recipe I found on Cookie Madness. Anna used it on her pumpkin molasses loaves. This time because I'm on a low iodine diet and I can't have dairy (and I was lazy!), they remained naked.
The "flashy" picture
Here is my adapted recipe:
1 tablespoon lemon juice or apple cider vinegar (I used lemon juice)
1 1/2 cups cashew milk or other nut milk
2 cups all-purpose flour (I use 1 cup AP and one cup whole wheat pastry)
3/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon orange extract (I've only used one half so far, but I think they could use more)
Preheat oven to 350°. This recipe makes approximately 18 cupcakes so you will need two greased 12 cup muffin pans or you can use 18 liners.
|Female Ruby Throat Hummingbird at my "vegan restaurant"|
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just blended. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups filling at least two thirds of the cup.
Bake in the preheated oven until the top springs back when lightly pressed-15 to 20 minutes. (I baked mine for 17 minutes in an oven set at 345° because my oven runs a little hot) Cool in the pan on wire rack.
Frost with your favorite frosting or icing-I like the lemon icing because it complements the orange extract in the cupcakes.