It’s true, vegan cupcakes really are taking over the world, starting with the vast blogosphere of hungry vegans! More than happy to do my part in the invasion, I took it upon myself to try out another recipe from the book for a friend’s birthday, to much delight.
Although they’re called “Chocolate Stout Cupcakes,” named for their creative use of beer, I opted to exclude the measure of alcohol in favor of more soymilk instead. Hey, don’t look at me like that; I had tp bring them to school, after all! To make up for the lack of spirits, I threw some chocolate chips on top with the strussel, figuring it was a mind-altering substance that was equally as potent.
The certainly rose to the occasion, much more than I had even expected. It probably had something to do with the fact that I managed to funnel batter into only 9 paper cups, whereas the recipe was supposed to make one dozen. No real loss in my opinion, since that means each mini-cake gets even more strussel all to itself.
A happy birthday indeed!