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publication date: Oct 18, 2015

Vegan Vanilla Mummy Cupcakes

Vegan Mummy Cupcakes

A bit of Halloween fun - light and airy vanilla cupcakes decorated as Mummies...with their little eyes peering out...enjoy!

Use the basic cupcake recipe...


1 1/2 cups self raising flour

1 cup caster sugar (yes...caster...not granulated)

1 tsp vanilla bean paste (if you don't like paste then use extract but the paste does give a lovely depth of flavour)

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 tsp baking soda

6 tbs melted non dairy margarine (I use Pure Sunflower)

1 cup non dairy milk (I use Rice Dream - we are soya free here too!)


Preheat your oven to 170°C or 350°F

Line your muffin tin with muffin cases

This is a really simple sponge - mix the flour and sugar together so it's well combined.

Add in the melted margarine, vanilla, baking soda and cider vinegar - give it a quick stir.

Add in the cup of non dairy milk and stir to combine - don't over mix it.

The batter will be quite runny - don't worry - that's why you get a light sponge.

Fill the muffin cases up 2/3rd of the way and bake for 15 minutes or so. Test with a toothpick to make sure they are done.


Use the standard buttercream recipe for the first phase:

Spread the buttercream on each cupcake to make an even layer.

Put a bit of cornflour on a board and on your rolling pin. Roll out a 1 inch square piece of ready to roll royal icing in black. Cut out the pupils of the eyes using a piping nozzel. 

Roll out an inch square peice of white royal icing and using a piping nozzel cut out a larger circle of icing for the eye.

Carefully put a pupil in each eye and place a set of eyes on each cupcake.

Divide the rest of the white royal icing into 3 parts and roll out one to a thickness of about 1/8th an inch. With a sharpe knife cut the icing into strips. Layer the strips like bandages, leaving the eyes to poke out!

And there you have them...mummy cupcakes


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