I have always had a HUGE sweet tooth. I love anything involving chocolate. So, I declared today vegan cupcake/muffin baking day! This was my first time making vegan cupcakes. Actually, this was my first time making cupcakes that did not come from a box! Since this was uncharted territory, I figured I would test the waters and try out 4 different types. I found inspiration for these on blogs like Happy Herbivore and Chocolate Covered Katie.
As you’ll notice, I did not use any icing. While I have a super sweet tooth, icing has always been too sweet for me. I always end up picking that part off.
This first type I made was pumpkin chocolate chip. It was YUMMY. SO GOOD. But then again, anything involving chocolate or pumpkin is good, so the two together is HEAVEN!
I then tried out a super chocolaty muffin. The boyfriend liked this one the best. It was good, but had more of a bitter chocolate taste because I did not add too much extra sugar.
The next is my favorite. It is a simple vanilla peach cupcake. MMMM! This one I will definitely be making again.
The last, to say the least, was a complete failure. I tried to make a blueberry lemon muffin, but it just turned out bland and pretty tasteless. Anyone have a great vegan blueberry muffin recipe?! eh?!
Since I was testing these out, I made random amounts of each kind. If you want to make more, just double/triple/quadruple,/you get the idea, the recipe. Or just eye-ball it like I do. 😉
Note: When I cook, I have a hard time sticking to specific measurements, and usually end up eyeballing the amount of each ingredient. Eek! I am going to start trying to keep track of the exact measurements I use! Promise!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip (makes 4 cupcakes)
- 12 tsp flour
- 3 or 4 tsp pumpkin (i used a canned pumpkin pie mix because i could not find plain pumpkin)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- as many vegan chocolate chips as you like! ( i got mine from whole foods)
- 3 tsp sugar
- 4 tbsp almond milk (or another non dairy milk)
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
Vanilla Peach Jam (makes 2 cupcakes)
- 6 tsp flour
- 2 tbsp sugar (more or less depending on how sweet your teeth are)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 5 tsp peach jam (or any other fruit jam)
- 3 tbsp almond milk (or any other non dairy milk)
Chocolate Chocolate Chip (makes 3 cupcakes)
- 4 tsp flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tsp almond milk (or another non dairy milk)
- as many vegan chocolate chips you like!
Directions: Mix ingredients and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.