|1||cup soy milk|
|1||tsp. apple cider vinegar|
|1¼||cups all-purpose flour|
|¾||tsp. baking powder|
|½||tsp. baking soda|
|¼||tsp. salt (increase salt to ½ teaspoon if you’re using oil instead of margarine)|
|½||cup non-hydrogenated margarine, softened, or ⅓ cup canola oil|
|2||tsp. vanilla extract|
|¼||tsp. almond extract, caramel extract, or more vanilla extract|
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pan with cupcake liners.
- Whisk the soy milk and vinegar in a measuring cup and set aside for a few minutes to get good and curdled.
- If using margarine: Sift the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl and mix.
- In a separate large bowl, use a hand held mixer at medium speed to cream the margarine and sugar for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy. (Don’t beat past 2 minutes.) Beat in the vanilla and other extract, if using, then alternate beating in the soy milk mixture and dry ingredients, stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl a few times.
- If using oil: Beat together the soy milk mixture, oil, sugar, vanilla, and other extracts, if using, in a large bowl. Sift in the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and mix until no large lumps remain.
- Fill cupcake liners two-thirds of the way and bake for 20 to 22 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack, and let cool completely before frosting.
Beat the shortening and margarine together until really fluffy and well combined. Add the powdered sugar and beat for about 3 more minutes. Now, add the vanilla and soy milk, beat for about 5 more minutes until fluffy! And voila, you have some amazing "butter cream" frosting!
(This recipe came from Vegan cupcakes take over the world, pg. 142)
These really turn out great! I suggest baking them for 18 minutes though, not 20-22. (Depending on your oven!) Just check them at 18 minutes with a tooth pick to see how they are turning out. After they are done, let them cool on a cooling rack for at least 30 minutes before putting on your frosting. For Christmas, my good friend Megan bought me the Wilton dessert decorator plus.. I love it! It is perfect for piling on the frosting and making it look beautiful:
Aren't these stunning?
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If you make these, let me know how they turned out for you!