Vegan Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes
  • Cooking Time: 10-20 minutes
  • Servings: 12 regular or 24 mini
  • Preparation Time: 1 hour
  • Wet:
  • 1 c. soy milk
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 c. oil (vegetable, canola, or warm coconut)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract or beans from 1/4 of a vanilla bean
  • 1 tsp. pure orange extract
  • Dry:
  • 1 1/4 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. corn starch
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1-2 pinches of powdered ginger
  • 1-2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tsp. soy milk
  • 1/4-1/2 c. earthbalance vegan buttery sticks
  • range depends on how much buttercream you want
  1. prep:
  2. 1. if you use real vanilla beans, simmer a bean in warm water and slice it open to scrape into the wet ingredients.
  3. 2. preheat the oven to 350F and spray your cupcake liners with oil. i use olive oil in an atomizer and you never notice the flavor.
  4. batter:
  5. 1. mix soy milk and vinegar. let it sit about 5 minutes to curdle.
  6. 2. mix the remaining wet ingredients with the soymilk and vinegar until they are slightly foamy.
  7. 3. sift the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.
  8. 4. add the dry to the wet
  9. 5. mix til it's almost lump-fee. it doesn't have to be perfect.
  10. 6. spoon the batter into your liners til they are 2/3 to 3/4 full
  11. 7. bake. 10 minutes for minis, about 15 for regular cupcakes.
  12. hints:
  13. -always check with a skewer or knife to come out clean before removing them. your oven may be different than mine.
  14. -turn the heat up a little higher in the beginning and the cupcake will have more of a peak
  15. -do not bake minis with regular size cupcakes because the necessary cooking times are different and the more you open the oven, the more you change the temperature
  16. -don't overfill the cupcake liners or you'll have muffin tops and it may stick to the pan/tear apart.
  17. -oil or flour substituitions change the texture and cooking time of the cupcakes, so use the oven light if you have one to peak in!
  18. buttercream:
  19. 1. cream the butter and extract first
  20. 2. add the sugar and mix in by hand first then beat with a mixer to prevent a dust cloud. add soy milk and more sugar for texture consistency til you think it's right.
  21. after the cupcakes cool, i like to use the back of a spoon and just swirl it around the top of the cupcake til there's a graceful peak, but piping or spreading your frosting is totally an artistic choice, so have at it. if i have it, i love to chop candied ginger and put a little on top.
Inspired by Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, this was one of my first mods...