Vegan Holidays - Part 1
One thing i love about the holidays is that i can share vegan dishes with friends and co-workers, and prove that being a vegan can be fun, creative and tasty. I feel a deja vu coming on (i think i've already posted about this), but i really do appreciate pot lucks for this reason. For example, at work we had a holiday party this week and i purposefully signed up to contribute a dessert. Making a vegan salad, main, or side dish isn't as far of a stretch, but i really love indulging in decadent desserts - to challenge myself but also to demonstrate the wonders of vegan baking. And, with a lot of trials and tribulations (both mine and others), vegan baking has come a long way, and i feel it's my duty to share the wealth! So, as a lover of cupcakes and all things chocolate, i decided to make cupcakes.
I chose the chocolate banana cupcake recipe from Post Punk Kitchen. It was a great recipe and the cupcakes turned out fantastic. And no tofu! While i love surprising people with the wonders of tofu, i love when i don't have to include it in baking.
I added a festive-like icing that i made myself: butter cream peanut butter
3/4 cup margarine
3/4 cup peanut butter
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp almond extract
green and red sprinkles
I made about 20 cupcakes, and had a lot of icing left over, but it was so good i could spread it on just about anything.