My first ever mini cupcakes!
Lessons learned: Don't believe the lady at kitchen kaboodle who tells you that the cupcake liners will hold the form of your cupcakes. WRONG. I lost 5 or 6 because they came out of the oven all warped and didn't rise.
Use a cupcake tin!! Definitely won't make that mistake again...
Don't fill them more than 3/4 of the way full! Oops :) Some of them spilled up over the edges and just generally didn't bake as evenly as I would have liked.
But on the bright side they tasted awesome :) And so festive! The only way they could be more Valentines-ey is if I had used heart sprinkles or ribbon or something. I prefer the simplicity though...
Vanilla Mini CupcakesMakes 24 mini cupcakes!
- 3/4 cup soy milk
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup non-hydrogenated margarine (Earth Balance)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup flour (I used Bob's Red Mill Organic Unbleached)
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Start by whisking together apple cider vinegar, flax seeds and soy milk in a small bowl and set in the fridge for about 5 minutes to curdle.
In your main mixing bowl, cream together margarine and sugar with your mixer on low - be careful not to over beat (no more than two minutes!) Add in vanilla and beat for an additional 10 seconds or until combined.
In a separate bowl, sift together all dry ingredients.
Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients until fully combined (little lumps okay but I usually beat the mixture together in my mixer for 3-5 minutes)
Pour mixture into cupcake liners or tins UNTIL NO MORE THAN 3/4 of the way full!! Don't overfill them!!
Bake at 350 for 13-15 minutes (Don't overbake!)
Transfer to cooling rack and allow to cool while you prep the frosting.
Rose Infused Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1/3 cup non-hydrogenated shortening (Earth Balance)
- 1/3 cup non-hydrogenated butter substitute (Earth Balance)
- 1/3 cup vegan cream cheese (Trader Joe's has their own brand now!! Or Tofutti - classic)
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp Rosewater
Add cream cheese and beat for another 2-3 minutes
Slowly add in sugar and rosewater alternating and continue to beat for about 5-7 minutes or until fluffy! Feel free to add soymilk if you need but I like my frosting a little thicker :)
Pour into a piping bag and pipe onto fully cooled cupcakes.
Top with sliced strawberries and enjoy this simple and satisfying Valentine's Day Treat!
Live long and prosper lovebirds! <3