Friday, July 27, 2012

{Recipe}Vegan Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream

Don't be put off by the fact that these are vegan.
 They are so delicious and bursting with fresh blueberry and lemon flavor, you won't miss a thing!
The Lovely Vegan in my house made these for her godmother's birthday celebration.
*edit* I just found out that the strawberries were featured here!!!!!
Woo hoo!!

We happened to have a lot of blueberries so this recipe seemed just right.
She found it here and made a few alterations.
I just noticed they are called Blueberry Lemonade Cupcakes, oops!
{I love this photo that shows so much going on at one time.}
Whatever you want to call them, they are delicious and everyone raved about them.
If you try them, I'm sure you're going to love them.

Here's the recipe she used:
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1 TBS apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup of sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
lemon rind
1-2 TBS fresh lemon juice (1/2 of a lemon)
1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mix milk and cider vinegar in a large bowl and set it aside for a few minutes to curdle (this makes it like a buttermilk)
Add oil, sugar, lemon rind and juice and mix well.
Sift together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
Add the dry to the wet ingredients, mixing to combine but being careful not to over mix
Gently fold in the blueberries.
Scoop the batter into muffin tins lined with cupcake wrapper and bake for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let them cool completely before icing.

Icing recipe:
1/2 cup Earth Balance vegan margarine
3 cups 10x sugar
1-2 TBS fresh lemon juice
1 tsp almond milk (more or less depending on consistency)

Whip up the margarine and lemon juice then add the sugar a little at a time. Thin if needed with the almond milk until you have the desired consistency.

Top with fresh blueberries after icing.

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Katie said...

Congrats on being featured! Those cupcakes look yummy! Of course, those strawberries would be my pick :)

Little Miss Maggie said...

I'll be right over for those strawberries. They sound wonderful. Thanks for linking to Hot Fun in the Summertime.

Life in Rehab said...

Vannah has recently gotten the cupcake bug and squeeeeeeed when I showed her this! I jst bought a huge bag of frozen blueberries yesterday, so I do believe these are in my future.

Mama Hen said...

This looks delicious! i am always looking for great recipes to try. My daughter is allergic to dairy and gluten so this looks fantastic! I hope you are doing well my friend! Enjoy your Sunday! :)

Mama Hen

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Gosh that stuff all looks great! Thanks for partying again with us and congrats on the feature! Who can go wrong with vodka....I'm just sayin...

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Looks sooooooooo good. Thanks for joining TTT.

Stacey said...

Those look great! Thanks for sharing that recipe!
Stacey of Embracing Change

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