I headed to lunch with mom and dad today, and stopped to pick up some things to make so Bob could eat this week as I have late meetings at least three days. So after making beef stew, pulled pork and jerk chicken, I really, really wanted dessert. Bob mentioned ice cream, but I had none In the house. I mentioned that I could make a cake or cookies and his response was that he didn’t want me to have to cook any more today. I tried giving him the correct response, which is, of course, “which ever you would like to make, dear.” Ok, the dear is optional, but really, for a smart man, he just didn’t get it.
I decided to make a cake while he took Jessie for a walk. But … there are no eggs in the house. Something I dearly wish I had known before going to the grocery store today. But, that little, pesky detail is not going to tell my stomach that it just can’t have dessert. So, I went with the vegan cupcake option.
A few years ago Val sent me an article that mentioned a vegan cupcake book. (Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World) I had to try it. So I did. When I lived by myself and never had milk or eggs in the house, I frequently ate meals that were mostly vegan. Baking was no different and I love the way these taste. You know a recipe is well used when the pages are stuck together, yet the spine wants to open on that recipe. That would be the vegan chocolate cupcake.
Yes, the cupcake, which is totally chocolatey, totally delicious and totally easy is vegan. No eggs, no butter, no milk. Soy milk, apple cider vinegar, canola oil work with the coco powder, flour and leavening agents to make a moist, yummy cupcake.
The icing, however, is not vegan. I am horrid at making icings and they never turn out right. I also lack patience today to try yet another icing, so I went with heavy cream and Nutella. I said the cupcake was vegan … I never said the whole thing was. The cream topping gives it a nice layer of flavor and the cupcake it just delicious even on its own.
Easy, quick and no fuss cupcake. Dessert even with no eggs in the house.