July 8, 2013

Vegan White Chocolate Mud Cupcakes Recipe


I love cupcakes... I really do! These are a more decadent version of our basic vanilla cupcakes with the added version of white chocolate in the cupcake, a white chocolate "buttercream" and home made vegan pink icing rosebud decorations! Oooooo... these are some seriously delicious treats. They are fluffy, moist and taste like a mini white chocolate mud cake! I made these for my Nanna's 60th birthday and she really enjoyed them and loved the presentation. The home made icing rosebuds look so impressive and are also really easy to make too. I am so excited about these rosebuds as I can never find vegan icing decorations in the grocery store... they always contain egg white or dairy. Now we can make our own! Go to the rosebud page for a tutorial on how to make your own. Anyway, I hope you love these cupcakes. They would be perfect as a present or as a tiered cupcake birthday cake!


makes: 10 cupcakes


 Cupcake mixture:
   1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
   2 teaspoons baking powder
   pinch salt
   ½ cup vegan white sugar
   1/4 cup plain-flavoured oil
   ¾ cup 
Soy Milky Lite
   1 teaspoon vanilla extract
   ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar
   100g vegan white chocolate, melted


White Chocolate "Buttercream" Icing:
   100g vegan margarine

   100g vegan white chocolate, melted
   200g icing sugar (confectioners sugar)

Other:
   rosebud decorations (recipe here)




Make the cupcake mixture:
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (365 °F) and line 10 cupcake pans with liners or spray oil.
  2. In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Stir until combined.
  3. Add in the oil, soymilk, vanilla, apple cider vinegar and melted white chocolate. Beat for a couple of minutes or so until smooth without lumps.
  4. Divide the mixture between the 10 cupcake pans. 
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or so until risen and the tops of the cupcakes bounce back when touched.
  6. Take out of the oven and allow to cool completely.
  7. Set aside.

Make the "buttercream" icing:
  1. In a bowl, add the margarine and icing sugar.
  2. Beat for 30 seconds or so until combined.
  3. Pour in the melted white chocolate and beat until creamy and fluffy.

Decorate the cupcakes:

  1. Pipe the "buttercream"icing onto the cupcakes.
  2. Decorate with our homemade rose bud icing decorations if desired.
  3. Serve immediately or store for up to three days.  Enjoy!

  • To make the "buttercream" even more chocolatey, increase the white chocolate content. 


The nutrition information above is an approximate guideline.

26 comments :

  1. Anytime that I see vegan desserts, I am SO SO impressed!! I am definitely not creative in the kitchen when it comes to baking, so I love people like you! These are super cute and sound SO delicious!

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  2. Madison, these are absolutely adorable!

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  3. These look beautiful. Will try them!

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  4. The cupcakes are exquisite! I have never tried vegan white chocolate before although I have seen it sold online-- how does it compare to the non-vegan one?

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    1. Hello, thank you! To be honest, I don't really remember what non-vegan white chocolate tastes like but I use the Sweet William brand of white chocolate and it is so delicious. I am pretty sure that it tastes very similar to the non-vegan versions!

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  5. wowie!! these look delicious! I think I'll make these for my friend's upcoming kitchen tea. they look sure to impress! :) thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Oh yay. Thanks Shani. Tell me how it goes :)

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  6. I'm going to make these today for my house warming!!
    They're beautiful and sound delicious :)

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    1. Hi Karen! Oh that sounds so lovely. Please tell me how they go :)

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  7. Your pictures look so delicious. I'll have to try it some time. Thansk for the recipe, Madison!

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  8. Oh, they are so wonderful! Great job :)

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  9. Where did you get the pretty paper wrappers for the cupcakes?

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    1. Hello! You can purchase different cupcake papers from various grocery stores, cooking stores and $2 stores! We have a box here at home filled with hundreds! I normally see a packet and can't help myself! :)

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  10. Hi there! :) these look adorable, have you made this recipe as an actual full cake before / do you think the recipe could be made into a cake? Thank you :)

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    1. Hi Niccola! Thanks so much. No, I haven't made it into a big cake. I would have a try and see how it goes. You may need to increase the baking powder to give it a little bit more lift. It would be a trial and error process. Please tell me how it goes... I would be so interested to know :)

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  11. Hi! Loving the recipe. Just wondering what brand of vegan margarine and from where your'e buying it from :)

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    1. I was previously using Nuttelex but do not now due to it containing palm oil... I am now on the lookout for new brand.

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  12. Hi! These look fabulous! What oil do you use?

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    1. Hi there! Any plain oil... coconut oil, canola oil etc...

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