Friday, November 15, 2013

Egg Free Maple Cupcakes W/ Maple Buttercream

I have a weakness for cupcakes, I do.  I've got a lot of different cupcake recipes already on the blog and many more sitting in my drafts section that will be published one day.  Cupcakes are just so perfect.  They are cute, perfectly portioned masterpieces just waiting to be devoured.  This recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks called "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World" 

Egg Free Maple Cupcakes W/ Maple Buttercream Frosting
From "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World", slightly adapted by Egg Free Bakery

1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1-1/3 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup canola oil
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp maple extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a muffin tin with paper liners.  In a bowl, combine milk and vinegar and let stand a few minutes.  In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; set aside.  Add maple syrup, oil, brown sugar, vanilla and maple extract into the milk/vinegar mixture.  Mix until well combined.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until smooth.  Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, divide batter among lined muffins tins.  Bake for 18-22 minutes.  Let stand a few minutes in pan after removing from oven, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.  Yield: 12 cupcakes.

Maple Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1-1/2 tsp maple extract
2-4 tbsp milk

In the bowl of an electric stand mixer (can be done with handmixer too) whip butter until fluffy and pale, about 5 minutes.  Add powdered sugar and maple extract.  Mix on low speed until smooth and combined, adding milk as needed. Then turn up speed to high and whip a minute or two until light and fluffy.

Flashback Friday:

One Year Ago I posted one of my favorite go-to recipes: Egg Free Italian Meatballs + Meatball Sandwiches


  1. Can I use white vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar? Thanks!