Ah here we go wtih the birthday party invitations again. It seems like between Big C and Little C we’re always going to one birthday party or another. Usually Big C brings her own cupcake to these celebrations because of her significant food allergies – it simply makes life that much easier. The only problem is she is getting sick and tired of the Crazy Chocolate Cake kind – she requested Vanilla this time. So the girls and I embarked upon some kitchen adventures this morning. I found a great recipe online for Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes from www.Epicurious.com – the recipe required indgrediants that were readily available in my cupboards and I have to say they came out tasting pretty yummy!! One of my favourite online vegan websites for recipes and handy information is www.postpunkkitchen.com .
Big C was the leader of making the cupcakes today and she was responisble for measuring out all of the ingrediants. It was a great way to teach her about the principles of measurement and the whole fraction thing – she seemed to get it! There’s nothing like bringing math to real life experience.
Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes:
- 1 cup soy milk
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 3/4 cup unbleached flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare muffin tin with with either oil or cupcake papers. Mix the soy milk and vinegar together and set aside for a few minutes. Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and soda in one bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the sugar, vanilla and oil. Add the dry ingrediants and soy milk to the sugar mix. Blend until smooth and then transfer to muffin tins, 2/3 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden on top. Makes approximately 10 medium sized cupcakes.
I make my own vanilla icing which is rather yummy and old-fashioned tasting. I measure 1 cup of icing sugar and add 1 tablespoon of vegan margarine, 1 tablespoon or so of vanilla soy milk and mix until smooth and desirable thickness. Delicious!