Sunday, June 27, 2010
Furthermore, as a vegan, you have to bring really delicious food. You have to break omnivorous stereotypes that bland tofu and rice comprise the bulk of our diet. So the quick-and-easy, please-and-impress-all answer was obvious: cupcakes.
There's really only one resource to turn to when you're making vegan cupcakes: Isa and Terry's Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. I quickly flipped through it and decided upon a basic combination: Golden Vanilla Cupcakes topped with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.
Two hours later and $35 poorer, I had 11 ugly but delicious cupcakes in a cardboard box. (I know they were delicious because the 12th cupcake was in my belly.)
A couple notes on the cupcake recipe--Isa and Terry give you the option of using canola oil or margarine. I chose margarine and I don't regret it because the cake was rich and buttery. Also, I overfilled the liners a bit, causing the cake to rise too high and form a small, mushroom-like ridge. It wasn't such a big deal, but it would have looked silly if I had chosen to pipe the frosting on rather than spread it on clumsily. So err on the side of under-filling the liners.
Posted by Stephen at 12:34 AM