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publication date: Sep 1, 2014

Vegan Cookie Cupcakes

Oreo Cupcakes

Is there anyone who doesn't like Oreo's? I doubt it. They are great. One of those classic cookies that just works.  So...let's take perfection and make it even more perfect - add them to a chocolate cupcake. Waitrose sell vegan/gluten free 'oreo type' cookies so shop there if you can't tolerate whey.

For all chocolate cupcake recipes I use the basic vegan chocolate cake recipe.  It really does perform everytime and is so, so easy.

Ingredients

Preheat oven to 170°, 350°F

1 1/2 cups self raising flour

1 cup caster sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1/3 cup cocoa 

6 tablespoons melted margarine (Pure)

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp chocolate essence (you can live without this but I do think it add depth)

1 cup water

10 crushed 'oreo' vegan cookies from Waitrose

Method

Crush your cookies - either put them in a clear plastic bag and bang them with a rolling pin, or put them in a big bowl and crush them with a wooden spoon.

Mix together in a large bowl the flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa (sift it in or you'll get lumps). Add in the melted margarine, vinegar, vanilla, chocolate essence and give a quick stir. Add in the water and mix for 3 minutes or so. Just enough to get rid of lumps. Now stir in your crushed cookies.

Fill muffin cases 2/3rds full and bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Decorating

Several types of icing work; chocolate or vanilla is nice. I do vanilla buttercream with 1/2 cup chopped up 'oreo' type biscuits in the icing although next time I may add chocolate chips instead.  See here for the standard vegan buttercream frosting:

http://www.allergymums.co.uk/articles/Vegan-Buttercream-Frosting-Dairy-Free

 

 



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