1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 cup vegan milk
1/2 cup orange juice
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cups sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange extract
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon orange vegan friendly food dye (optional)
White Frosting Recipe (below)
Heat oven to 350 Degrees
Liberally grease cupcake tin, line with paper cupcake liners, and set aside.
In a 2 cup measuring cup, add vegan milk and apple cider vinegar, mix and set aside to allow to curdle. This makes a vegan buttermilk. The mixture takes 5 to 10 minutes to curdle properly.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another mixing bowl whisk together the ready to use vegan buttermilk mixture, oil, extracts, and zest. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and beat until smooth using a hand or stand mixer stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Once the ingredients are combined, set aside to rest for 5-10 minutes the mixture gets a little thicker while it rests. Its not required, but it is a very nice outcome.
Once the mixture is ready to use, fill the prepare and lined tin with batter using a 1/4 cup ice cream scoop for even measuring.
Let cool in the pans for 5 minutes, then remove cupcakes from the pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely. Once the cupcakes are ready to frost, make up the frosting and frost liberally. Add optional sprinkles as desired. Serve the cupcakes along side vegan milk and enjoy over and over anytime! Enjoy!
|Vegan Dreamsicle Cupcakes|
1/2 cup vegan butter or coconut shortening (I prefer the shortening for a nice white frosting)
2 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Beat together the shortening or margarine with a handheld beater or stand mixer. Add the powdered sugar and beat until completely light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the vanilla and beat for another 2 minutes.
Fill the pastry bag and decorate as desired with sprinkles to top (if using).
|Ready to Serve Cupcakes|