Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes! 
(via: chow)
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, chocolate extract, or more vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder, Dutch-processed or regular
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350°F.

Whisk together the soy milk and vinegar in a large bowl, and set aside for a few minutes to curdle. Add the sugar, oil, vanilla extract, and other extract, if using, to the soy milk mixture and beat until foamy.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add in two batches to wet ingredients and beat until no large lumps remain (a few tiny lumps are OK).

Pour into liners, filling 3/4 of the way. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Frost with your favorite frosting (Sorry, I just use frosting from a can, I have yet to experiment with making my own, but as soon as I do I will share with you all!)
     Overview:
    Would I ever bake them again? 
    • YES! YES! YES!
    Pros?
    •  Delicious!
    • Chances are you have all the ingredients in the cupboards.
      Cons?
      • The batter tasted good. Why is this bad thing? Hey, you try not licking the spatula every chance you get.
      • Only yields twelve. Luckily simply doubling the recipe solves that problem.
      Modifications?
      • None.

      Notes: 
      • This is are so delicious, this will definitely be my go-to cupcake recipe. I highly, highly, highly recommend these!
      • The first batch of these I used the recipe exactly, got 12 cupcakes and they baked for 18 minutes, the second batch I doubled the recipe, got 22 (yes, i can do math. haha, but some of them i made pretty big!) and they also were done in 18 minutes. 
      PS. Last week I mention I made some cupcakes that I wasn't so sure about, these are NOT them. This recipe was love at first bite!

      Enjoy!
      xoxo!

      pps. make sure to visit again tomorrow, there'll be a giveaway!!


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      30 Comments

      1. Yum- these look amazing- they look so rich I am sure they would taste good with just a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

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      2. have you used the recipe book, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World?! this sounds like one of their recipes. if you have not seen it, GO GET IT NOW!! it is full of sooo many yummy cupcake recipes! and the frostings are to die for! yay for vegan treats! <3

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      3. they're looking pretty scrumptious.

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      4. That recipe is from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World! I know because I made the same recipe just two days ago. I always add some chocolate chips to the batter. Soooooo good! And I make chocolate glaze (icing sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, water) instead of icing because it's more chocolatey than icing.
        Mmmm....

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      5. They are so cute, I think I might try them! I made marzipan cookies this morning so if you like marzipan you should totally try them [although you'll need to veganese them!]

        Marzipan cookie recipe: - http://delicate-eccentric.blogspot.com/2010/07/marzipan-cinnamon-cookies.html

        [drools]

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      6. How do you end up with all cupcakes having the same shape? Mine are always big, small, flat, high, round, peaked...

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      7. supercute kaylah! i think you might like this post. :) http://amylapi.typepad.com/creatingmyself/2010/07/the-flag-still-stands-for-freedom.html

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      8. Awesome recipe! can't wait to try it out. I wanted to get the vegan cupcake book the other day so I might just put that in my shopping cart today:)

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      9. those look delicious ! I might just have to try this recipe... :D

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      10. Lauren, nope, I've never heard of it but I will definitely check it out! :)

        Sabrina, um, I dunno? I guess filling them all with about the same amount of batter helps but other than that I have no idea!

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      11. THey look so YUMMY!!!!! Awesome Job!!

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      12. U are such an awesome baker! How do you ever find the time?!

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      13. they look yummy, love the sprinkles

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      14. These look so good!! I like that the recipe uses cocoa instead of carob (which still tastes good, but IMO nothing can ever replace real chocolate flavor).

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      15. The sprinkles make those adorable and they're such a beautiful dark color!
        I've never made anything vegan but this is very tempting simply for the look. :)

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      16. look!
        http://katieebeee.blogspot.com/2010/07/skirt-cupcakes.html
        I tried your cupcakes! deliciousssss

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      17. I love cupcakes! I bought a vegan cupcake book awhile back and have been making cupcakes from it and so far I've had great results! I will have to try the recipe you posted soon looks tasty!

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      18. i love your blog. i'm a vegan too, so i got really excited when you started posting about baking. i tried this recipe today [like literally an hour ago] and they turned out amazing! Thanks for this. I'm usually horrible at reading cookbooks, but you're really easy to follow. :D

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      19. Love this!
        I want to make this :)

        Do you want a Give-Away, its on my blog.
        XJudith

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      20. these look amazing! i had to include them in my five favorite friday things!! have a great day :)

        http://www.stuffyoulllove.com/2010/07/its-friday-were-in-love.html

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      21. These look scrumdiliumpcious. :3
        Before I developed my milk allergy, I made this awesome chocolate icing that's incredibly easy and super yummy. My friends and I had to make more because we ate the first 'batch' of it. I'm sure it could be made with a vegan milk and still be as nummy!
        http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/vanilla---chocolate-powdered-sugar-frosting/Detail.aspx

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      22. Mine are in the oven right now baking! Thank you for sharing! i'm so eager to try these. Yum Yum Yum

        Also, I know this is unrelated, but i'd love to see a post about how you and kevin met, stories, photos of you two etc etc... Think it would be super cute!

        Love Sarah

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      23. http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/1554/img05210329.jpg

        YUM YUM YUM!
        Thank You!

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      24. I am making these as we speak, the batter tastes divine!

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      25. I just baked these for the humane society's bake sale & honestly, these were better than regular chocolate!! DELICIOUS! & I used the frosting recipe you posted (the runny one) I added about 1 extra cup of sugar & flour. & It worked out great. Thanks for the tips on vegan baking!! :)

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      26. These just came out of the oven! I can't wait to top them with peanut butter frosting :)

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