Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Summer has been far to hot for baking. Now that things are cooling down in the Pacific Northwest I'm able to whip up plenty of vegan delights that will keep me working out for a lifetime.

A friend of mine recently had a housewarming party and she requested chocolate cupcakes and a red velvet cupcake. My first attempt for a vegan red velvet cupcake was a disaster, so I was eager to try again. I use the recipe from 'Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World' and paid close attention to everything as last time my cupcakes collapsed in on themselves. This time I had success, and I was quite satisfied with the final product. I also used Isa's old fashion frosting recipe which worked well for the cupcake, but the texture was a little grainy for my taste.

The cupcakes were eaten by unsuspecting omnivores who couldn't believe the cupcakes were vegan. The chocolate cupcakes I brought along with the red velvet were topped with a tasty whiskey butter cream.

More to come, I've been trying out a few recipes on my own and I'm looking forward to posting them.