Halloween is coming up soon, and these are the perfect treats to make for your friends and family! I have created vegan vampire cupcakes, and they are a ton of fun to make. My boyfriend, Rhys, and I made this how-to video to show you guys exactly how to make these. I hope you enjoy it!
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Again, if you aren’t concerned with these being vegan, feel free to replace vegan margarine with regular butter. I often bake vegan cupcakes but not-vegan frosting. I love my vegan cupcakes, they are so light and moist, but I enjoy the flavour of real butter in my frosting. It’s a bit of an endless debate, really- vegans say eating butter is bad, as it is a dairy product from factory farmed cows, etc. While there are also arguments about the horrible things the palm oil (found in Earth Balance, and other vegan ‘dairy’ products) industry is doing in Indonesia and other countries. Destroying forests and wiping out the populations of animals native to these forests doesn’t seem that vegan to me either…how do we ever win?
Anyways! Make these cupcakes with whatever ingredients make you feel the best, and just enjoy them! Happy Halloween!
Tasty vegan vampire cupcakes, perfect for Halloween!
- Almond Milk - 1 cup
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 tsp
- Organic, Unrefined Sugar - 3/4 cup
- Vegetable Oil - 1/3 cup
- Vanilla Extract - 1 1/2 tsp
- All Purpose Flour - 1 cup
- Cocoa Powder - 1/3 cup
- Baking Soda - 3/4 tsp
- Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
- Sea Salt - 1/4 tsp
- Icing -
- Butter, or Non-Dairy Butter - 1 cup
- Icing Sugar - 4 cups, sifted
- Vanilla Extract - 4 tsp
- Almond Milk - 4 Tbsp +
- Red Decorating Gel -