March 26, 2012

Lil'L 's Birthday Cupcakes

Lil' L turns 1 year old tomorrow, so instead of making a birthday cake, I've decided to make birthday cupcakes....chocolate of course! This recipe is super easy, fast, and best of all vegan friendly. It has no milk, eggs or butter in it at all. This recipe makes super moist, flavourful cupcakes with very little effort...infact, you don't even need to use an electric mixer.

Super EASY Moist Chocolate Cupcakes
(Makes 18)
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of vinegar
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Prepare muffin tins with cupcake papers.
Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Add the liquid ingredients.
Using a wooden spoon or electric mixer, mix until smooth.
Pour into muffin tins and bake for 25 minutes.

Top with your choice of topping. I used a home made buttercream frosting...but if you would like to keep the cupcakes vegan friendly, you could just dust them with powdered sugar to make them look pretty :)

For extra flavour, I added 1 packet of powdered instant coffee (1 cup portion), or you could substitute the water in the recipe for 1 cup of strong brewed coffee. I also added 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. You really could add anything you want to this recipe such as nuts, peanut butter chips etc.

Enjoy!

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