I am not a vegan, but I sure do love these Vegan Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting!
If you have followed me for a while you know that I am not a vegan, but because I am lactose intolerant, I do make a few vegan based meals. I think it is a great lifestyle but it isn’t something I could 100% adopt for myself. I feel very comfortable making different vegan meal dishes. However, vegan based desserts have always been intimidating to me. Why? Because the ingredients for most of the vegan desserts are foreign and something that I, most likely, isn’t at my regular grocery store. I don’t like to buy ingredients that I may only use one time. Who does right? Well, these Vegan Cupcakes are as basic as they come and you probably have all the ingredients in your cabinets.
These Vegan Cupcakes were easy to make. I had a get together this past weekend and everyone loved them. They couldn’t taste the difference and were really surprised when I told them what the ingredients were. When it came to me making the frosting, I really hated the idea of using powdered sugar but I wanted to make something very basic and simple and I told myself that I will explore different options. To cut back on sugar I just iced a very thin layer of icing on each cupcake. Works for me. I don’t care too much for icing anyway. These cupcakes are easy, simple, and perfect.
Okay, that’s it!
Cupcake recipe adapted from Food.com