Vegan, alcohol-free, easy
Happy New Years Eve, eve.
I wanted to make a quick & easy dessert perfect for a New year party celebration.
These cakes are filled with scrumptious flavour and look beautiful! They’ll be the star of the night!
Preparation- 10 minutes
Baking time- 18-20 minutes
Makes- Around 8-10
Ingredients for the cakes
-240ml of almond milk
-1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
-210g of self-raising flour (You can use gluten-free)
-100g of golden caster sugar
-1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
-60g of coconut oil (Melted)
Ingredients for the buttercream
-130g of butter (I use Tomor)
-400g of icing sugar
-4 teaspoons of champagne (I use a non-alcoholic rosé)
-Edible gold glitter
To make the cupcakes
Step 1- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees c and line a cupcake tin with cupcake cases.
Step 2- In a small bowl, combine the almond milk with the apple cider vinegar and whisk until fully combined.
Set aside for 10 minutes to curdle. This creates a vegan ‘buttermilk’.
Step 3- In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
Mix well to combine.
Step 4- Add the melted coconut oil to the ‘buttermilk’ and whisk to combine.
Step 5- Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until a smooth batter.
Step 6- Fill the cases 3/4 full with the batter.
Make sure to tap the tins on the worktop to remove any air bubbles.
Step 7- Pop the cakes into the preheated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes.
You will know they are done when you put a knife or skewer in and it comes out clean and they are springy to the touch.
Step 8- Place the cupcakes on a cooling rack and allow to cool fully before frosting.
To make the frosting
Step 1- Cream the butter in a bowl, on a high speed until creamy. I use my stand mixer with the balloon whisk attachment.
Step 2- When your butter/margarine is creamy & light in colour, add in the icing sugar and champagne.
Whizz together until fluffy & fully combined.
Add a splash more champagne if too thick.
Step 3- Transfer the buttercream into a piping bag fitted with a large round nozzle.
Step 4- Pipe a bulb of buttercream onto each cupcake.
I added on a sprinkle of edible gold glitter and a sparkler to make them even more luxurious.
Serve these festive cupcakes fresh or store in a sealed container in or out of the fridge, the buttercream will firm up at room temperature.
Best eaten within a few days.
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