Hey guys! So I HAD to share this delicious recipe I found. Many of you know that I am working on going completely vegan! I know, it's a big change, but I am so excited for this step in my life. Since becoming a vegetarian almost 2 years ago, I have been researching awesome recipes to make. Of course, I had to find vegan recipes for my favourite comfort foods too. My partner's birthday just passed, and with Easter a few days later, I decided to make vegan chocolate cupcakes! Although this recipe is meant to make a double layer cake, cupcakes worked just as well. I even made some homemade icing from this recipe! Which by the way, was absolutely delicious.
What I loved most about this recipe was that it didn't have any weird ingredients that you can't find at your local grocery store. Most things I already had in my house, which was super convenient. The only thing I found slightly odd was that the recipe included apple cider vinegar! But as the recipe indicates, apparently it helps the cake rise. The recipe is by a wonderful blog called It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken. She is the cutest vegan blogger and her recipes are TO DIE for!
You can find the recipe here.
This recipe made about 36 cupcakes. And I still have some of the homemade icing left over. I gave some to my family (who are not vegan or vegetarians) and they said you couldn't even tell the difference! I truly had such a blast making these, and loved being able to lick the bowl clean after (no raw eggs)!
If you get a chance, I highly recommend giving these a try. I promise they are the best chocolate cupcakes you'll ever try!