Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s a fun vegan baking idea from our friend Amy over at VegCooking.com. Now let’s go celebrate!
Chow.com recently posted a recipe for St. Patty’s Day Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes, and immediately I knew that they needed to be veganized because it would allow me to indulge in both my love for dark beer and my love for baking.
The first step in veganizing the cupcakes is to replace the Guinness, which is not vegan-friendly, with another Irish stout or coffee. Next, replace the milk with soy milk and the eggs with Ener-G brand egg replacer. Finally, replace the sour cream with the vegan equivalent, or if you are like me and don’t have any on hand, use Vegenaise. I swear this was good and led to super-moist cupcakes that even my brother, who seems to be deathly afraid of all things vegan, approved of.
To get a nice light dusting of cocoa powder, try placing a small amount on a spoon and then blowing it onto the cupcakes. Of course, you don’t want to do this if you’re baking something you’re going to sell or, say, giving the cupcakes to a complete germaphobe, but it is a neat at-home trick.
Enjoy the cupcakes with a strong Irish coffee, and you’ll have a buzz, not just from sugar, to last throughout the day.
Check out the final veganized recipe at VegCooking.com.