Saturday, September 21, 2013

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

For my son's birthday yesterday, I baked 5 dozen cupcakes, 1 9*13 cake, and 1 9 inch round cake. I was skeptical if I could do it alone, but gave it a shot & every one loved it. It was a huge success. I made about 30 vanilla cupcakes & 30 chocolate cupcakes. For the vanilla cupcakes, I followed this recipe. Some of you might have seen these cupcakes on my facebook already :)

This is one super easy cupcake recipe. It doesn't call for eggs, butter, milk or yogurt. I doubled the recipe to get about 33 cupcakes. Since the frosting is not vegan, I will talk about the frosting & the decorating part in the next post ;)

Here is my version of the angry birds cupcakes :) I am very happy since, it is my first trial with cupcake decoration!

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1. Cast iron griddle
2. Tarla Dalal Cookbook.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Baking Time: 20 mins
Baking Temperature: 350F/180C
Recipe Source: Showmethecurry
Makes: About 15-16 cupcakes

vegan chocolate cup cakes

Ingredients:
Dry ingredients:
AP flour/ Maida : 1.5 cups
Unsweetened cocoa powder: 1/4 cup
Sugar: 1 cup
Salt: A pinch
Baking soda: 1 tsp

Wet ingredients:
Hot water: 1 cup
Vinegar: 1 tbsp
Instant coffee powder: 2 tsp
Oil: 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp (I used olive oil)
Vanilla Extract: 2 tsp

vegan cupcakes
Method:
Preheat the oven.
Line the cupcake tray with the cupcake liners.
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Sift the all purpose flour, cocoa powder.
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Mix in  the sugar, salt & baking soda to the sifted flour.
Scoop it onto a bowl.
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Add the vinegar, instant coffee powder. vanilla extract, and oil to the hot water & whisk.

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Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients & fold.

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Add about 1.5 tbsp to 2 tbsp of batter onto each cupcake mould & bake it in the preheated oven for about 20 mins.
Keep an eye on the oven as each oven is different & baking time varies drastically from oven to oven. My cupcakes were done in 18 mins.
Remove the cupcakes from the oven. Let it cool in the tray for about 5 mins, before placing it on the wire rack.
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Once the cupcakes are completely cool, frost them :)

blue bird cupcakes

Notes:
All the measurements mentioned above are leveled (for the dry ingredients).
How to check if the cupcakes are baked: A skewer inserted onto the center of the cupcake should come out clean.