You knew they were coming. All the signs were there. I mean we’re a blog that spends a lot of time veganizing Betty Crocker recipes. It was only a matter of time before we made adorable holiday cupcakes. I won’t bore you with chit chat about what our cats have been up to, what video game is kicking my ass this month or various other random updates. You’re here for chocolate cupcakes and I’m here to help you out.
Now if you’re not familiar with Devil’s Food Cake it is light, fluffy chocolate cake that has a hint of coffee to it. Now some doesn’t have the coffee in it but the fancy ones do and who doesn’t want to be fancy?
Who’s ready to bake some cupcakes?
Devil’s Food Cupcakes
(We made 3 dozen mini cupcakes with this recipe but it could also make 1 1/2 dozen regular sized ones)
2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 2/3 Cups Sugar
3/4 Cup Margarine
2/3 Cup Baking Cocoa
1 1/4 Cup Brewed Coffee (room temperature)
1 1/4 Teaspoons Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Tablespoon + 1 Teaspoon Applesauce
2 Teaspoons EnerG Egg Replacer
Heat oven to 350. Put your cupcake liners in your cupcake pan.
In a large bowl, blend all ingredients with an electric hand mixer for around 2-3 minutes. You want your batter to be light and airy. I find it helpful to tilt the bowl slightly to help the batter get more more fluffy.
Fill each cupcake liner 2/3 of the way and bake for 5-8 minutes for mini cupcakes and 8-10 minutes for regular sized cupcakes. You’ll know they are ready when you can remove a bamboo skewer or toothpick form the center cleanly.
Let them cool on a wire rack before decorating.
|To make The Mummies : We used White Buttercream Frosting & Green Cake Decorating Gel. Try to make sure your Gel is not made with Gelatin – many are. If you can’t find a Vegan version – you can always use Agave Nectar with green food coloring.|
White Buttercream Frosting
(for your mummies and various other cupcakery)
3 cups Powdered Sugar
1/3 cup Margarine (softened)
1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
2 Tablespoons Soy Milk
In a bowl, blend Powdered Sugar, Margarine, Vanilla and Soy Milk with an electric hand mixer until smooth and creamy. If it is a little thick blend in more Soy Milk or add more Powder Sugar if it is too thin.
|To make Orange Frosting : Add 1 Drop of Orange Food Coloring to every Cup & 1/2 of White Frosting and blend with your electric mixer.|
To make your Zombie Brains you’ll need :
Red Sugar Crystals
Green Decorating Gel – Please remember to read your labels because a lot of them have Gelatin. If you can’t find any without Gelatin – just add green food coloring to Agave Nectar.
Some White Buttercream Frosting
Just put about 1 teaspoon of White Buttercream to secure the Walnuts. Then apply the Green Gel over the exposed White Frosting and sprinkle with Red Crystals.