Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

My little brother Steve just graduated from high school this past summer and is now attending Dartmouth...hence the tiny little flags I made by hand with the Darthmouth "D" on them! He's a smart little brother and we're all very proud of him. For his graduation party I was enlisted to make about 125 cupcakes as part of the dessert spread. Steve is allergic to dairy so we made vegan cupcakes. For this party we did vanilla cupcakes with chocolate chocolate frosting. And on the other side we did chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting! The chocolate peanut butter combination was definitely the hit! Delicious! Do not hesitate to try just because I left out the beloved ingredient...aka butter. We'll make up for it in a later post!

Chocolate Cupcakes
if you want to make them vanilla-leave out the cocoa and double the vanilla.

1 1/2 C flour
3 T cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 C white sugar
1/2 t salt
1 C cold water
5 T oil
1 T vinegar
1 t vanilla

Mix all the dry ingredients, then add the wet. Beat until smooth.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes.

Peanut Butter Frosting:
1/2 C peanut butter
1/2 C vegan butter
2-3 C powdered sugar
splash soy milk

Beat until fluffy!

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