- SERVINGS | 12 cupcakes
- PREP | 15 MINUTES
- COOK | 15-16 MINUTES
- TOTAL TIME | 40 MINUTES
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 6 Tablespoons. aquafaba (or *2 flax eggs)
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk of choice
- 1 1/4 cup All-Purpose, unbleached flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (I use pink Himalayan)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup fruit of choice (optional)
***Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.***
- Step 1 – Combine your dry ingredients:
- All Purpose Flour (1 1/4 cup)
- Brown sugar (1 cup)
- Baking powder (2 teaspoons)
- Salt (1/4 teaspoon)
Step 2 – Combine your other (wet) ingredients in a separate bowl:
- 6 Tablespoons aquafaba or flax eggs
- Vegetable oil (1/2 cup)
- Non-dairy milk (1/2 cup)
- Vanilla Extract (1 teaspoon)
Step 3 – Add your wet ingredients into your hand/stand mixer bowl with the dry ingredients (place in the center of your dry ingredients) – mix well, but don’t overmix or your cupcakes will be a hot mess. You can finally, carefully stir in 1/2 cup of fruit (optional).
Step 4 – Bake your cupcakes for 15 to 16 minutes, depending on your oven. Let cool on a cooling rack or counter for 10 minutes in the pan. Once cool, transfer to a cool location to cool for an additional 1-2 hours, then top with your favorite frosting (vegan buttercream or vegan cream cheese frosting). See what I made below.
***Vegan Pineapple Buttercream – I made my recipe from the Wilton company’s recipe here.
- 1cup (2 sticks vegan butter of choice), room temperature
- 4 cups – sifted confectioner’s sugar
- 2 Tablespoons – pineapple juice (I used fresh)
- 1 teaspoon – vanilla extract
Directions: Use a hand or stand-mixer for the following steps.
- Beat vegan butter for 1 minute, until light and fluffy.
- Gradually add confectioner’s sugar (1 cup at a time)
- once all sugar’s are added, add in the pineapple juice and vanilla extract, beat well but do not overbeat or your frosting will be runny, if it does end up overbeaten, add a bit more confectioner’s sugar to thicken.
- Add any coloring you might want – then pipe and garnish with your pineapple or other fruit slices.
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