Vegan Funfetti Cupcakes

Vegan Funfetti Cupcakes

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I must apologize for my blogging absence for the past month or so, I (no pun intended) had a lot on my plate. But as of two days ago, I officially finished my undergrad and am the proud owner of a Bachelor of Journalism degree! It has been a tough four years, and no amount of homemade cupcakes or cookies could take that pain away, but I'm so happy I stuck with it, and made some great friends and learned a lot about myself along the way. And so, while there is no occasion I don't like to eat cupcakes for, a cupcake with sprinkles seems particularly celebratory to me. I found this recipe on the blog Whipped Baking, and followed it pretty much to the letter. For this recipe, you'll need:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup rice or soy or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp white or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup assorted coloured sprinkles

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1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

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2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, oil, vanilla and vinegar.

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3. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture until just combined. Do not over mix. Gently fold in the sprinkles.

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4. Fill cupcake liners about two-thirds full with batter. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting. Makes approximately 12 cupcakes.

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I frosted these cupcakes with a traditional vanilla buttercream.

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The verdict:

I love that this cake isn't super sweet (they bake up a lot like muffins), so coupled with a really sugary buttercream icing it creates a great balance in flavours. The sprinkles melted into the cupcake are so much fun, they remind me of being a kid eating Lucky Charms on a very rare occasion, and getting excited when I found the colourful marshmallows in the bowl. This recipe was really simple to make, it was less than an hour in total from prep to a bake cupcake. Plus, they are just so darn cute.

What are your favourite vegan cupcake recipes?

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