Friends! I was going to spend an unreasonable amount of time ranting and also show off my new hobby of making naturally leavened bread, but instead I got a puppy. You see, I’m always competing with Mary Ellen, and when she decided to replace her husband with a new model, I decided to get rid of my boyfriend and get a dog. Wait, the boyfriend might still be here…
Yep, just checked and his xbox is still in the living room. Maybe I didn’t get rid of him and he just went to work. You know, it really doesn’t matter. He can be here or not. The point is that I got a dog. And found a new recipe for vegan cake because immediately before getting my dog I was house-sitting, out of eggs, and in dire need of cake. So this is the vanilla version of my vegan chocolate cake. If you go with cupcakes, and not, like, an actual cake, don’t try to shove all the batter into 12 cupcakes. They’ll all overflow and you’ll hate yourself. Go with 14 and put some water in the empty cupcake spots. It’s a pain in the ass but it’s worth it.
I’m also a fancy person who decided to put raspberry filling in my cake. I looked up how Martha Stewart did it and used her method. You don’t have to be as fancy as Martha Stewart and me. But I will judge you if you choose to omit the filling.
Vegan vanilla cupcakes
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 1 cup water
- Butter (vegan if you’re keeping things vegan)
- Powdered sugar
- Small amount of vanilla
- A few splashes almond milk
- Raspberry jam
Makes 14 cupcakes or one 9-inch round/8-inch square cake.
- Whisk all dry ingredients together
- Make 3 wells in the dry ingredients. Pour oil into one, vinegar into one, and vanilla into one. Pour 1 cup cold water over everything and stir until combined.
- Bake at 350 for 20-30 min.
- Cut a hole in the top of the cupcake and pull out a small chunk. Save the chunk put in about a teaspoon of raspberry jam then replace the chunk of cupcake and frost. Did I just diligently recipe test the cake for you, give you perfect detailed instructions, and then not even bother giving you rough guidelines for the buttercream frosting? Yes, yes I did.
Can’t stop to think of a witty sign off, my puppy is eating a couch