Good recipes to share with friends.
Now something for all my vegan friends! I honestly think that vegan chocolate cake holds its own against any ordinary chocolate cake. Unfortunately I’ve yet to find any good buttercream icing alternative for vegans. I think the main problem is that I’m not putting in the effort to find vegan margarine. I’m sure it exists here but buried somewhere in the ether that I’m not willing to go. It’s a big city.
Anyway, if you’re not vegan feel free to indulge on the icing a bit more. I even did some red chocolate hearts with some Wilton coloured chocolate (also not vegan). If you’re into making cute heart decorations you can totally use a milk free dark chocolate. Mmm. Still so delicious.
I was looking through some old valentine’s day things on my computer and came across a fun picture of a girl licking a bowl. Where did this come from? I thought to myself. Using Google’s handy reverse image search I found it came from someecards.com. Upon further investigation I found this hilarious image:
Thank you for bringing me that joy.
My BFF didn’t mind how many iterations of this recipe I had to go through to get the ratio of raspberry liquid and milk correct. The first batch I tried I used water instead of almond milk and the cupcakes turned out really flat and dense. The next batch with all almond milk lost the raspberry flavour. And then voila, a subtle yet distinct raspberry chocolate cupcake that you’ll find in the recipe below. Proving experiments in the kitchen are fun.
While you’re baking you can take in my final star-crossed love mix of songs.
Watch here or on youtube.
Chocolate Full Of Love Vegan Cupcakes
Makes one dozen cupcakes.
I also went so far as to make some chocolate hearts for decoration. These ones aren’t vegan but you can use milk free chocolate just as easily. Trace or draw hearts onto parchment paper. Flip the paper over. Melt a cup or so of chocolate in the microwave (for about 1 minute) or a double boiler. With a knife or small spatula fill the hearts with melted chocolate. Allow to harden then peel off and put on cupcakes.