Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes


You don't have to be a Vegan to enjoy these delicious chocolate cupcakes.  In fact, why even put the word vegan in the name? Let's just call them super moist and deliciously rich chocolate cupcakes.  With no eggs and hardly any saturated fat.  My grandma used to make a similar cake growing up.  She called it Crazy Cake because it didn't have any eggs and she just mixed all the ingredients together right in the 9 x 13" pan!  Who knew she was so ahead of her time?


Vinegar steps in for the eggs to give the batter a lift (honestly, you won't taste a thing). I took a tip from my good friend Ina Garten who has proven that chocolate tastes chocolatier when you add a little coffee to it and substituted coffee for the water.  Really, I'm her friend.  She just doesn't know it yet.


See how beautifully these little eggless cuppies rise?


If you are really a Vegan, you can buy these Vegan Carob Chips which are completely dairy free.  I tried them and they melt up just like chocolate chips, making a delicious ganache.


Here's my simple tip for making chocolate ganache:  the microwave. Put all the ingredients in a Pyrex measuring cup and microwave for one minute.  Stir, Stir, Stir and you have a lovely, glossy chocolate ganache ready for dipping.



I dipped the cupcakes in the ganache and piped on some simple icing hearts. 
 These cupcakes are ready for my sweeties!

These cupcakes were the January baking assignment for the Martha Stewart Cupcakes Club!  
We'd love to have you join us!


Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Inspired by Martha Stewart and Chloe Cascarelli

Cupcakes

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup cold coffee

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners.  Whisk together dry ingredients.  Combine wet ingredients in a pyrex measuring cup.  Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

Divide batter into baking cups.  Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Dip Cupcakes in ganache.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Ganache

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or vegan carob chips)
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 cup heavy cream or canned coconut milk (mixed well)

Combine ingredients in a microwavable bowl.  Microwave on High for 1 minute.  Stir until glossy and smooth.  Microwave for another 30 seconds if needed.



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6 comments:

  1. That cupcake looks scrumptious!

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog's GFC. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

    I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe's first giveaway event.

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  2. All the vegan desserts I have made have turned out really well. My son was allergic to eggs (he just outgrew it!!) and I would make the 'crazy cake' all the time! These cupcakes look delicious! Visiting from Miz Helen's.

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  3. I will be making these for my Granddaughter, she is going to love them. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. i'm so sorry i didn't bake along this month... or last... your cuppies look beautiful as always. i love the liners too!

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  5. These look so good and I love how you decorated them!:)

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  6. Hi,
    You have some great ideas and we would like for you to share with our readers too. We are hosting our first link party tomorrow and we would like to invite you to link up with us. We have a fun blog to co-host with us. Hope to see you there.

    Thanks!
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

    http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/

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