Wondering why I didn’t start this recipe post with a photo of the finished product? Um, because I made these with a three-year-old and seven-year-old and they decorated them with Scooby Doo fruit snacks so… gross. Yeah.
Anyway, it’s not a big deal – I was home with Teno and Milo on Wednesday because the Remnants release party was that night. We tried baking some ice cream cone cupcakes but some kind of freaky magic happened and they turned into soup. So, on our second try we did a hybrid of two of my favorite recipes – Julie Hasson’s French toast cupcakes and maple cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.
What we ended up with were some of the moistest, fluffiest maple and cinnamon cupcakes I’ve ever had – and a couple of very entertained little boys.
To make the cupcakes you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup soy milk
- 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 & 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 2 Tbs brown sugar
- 1 & 1/4 tsp maple extract
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
And for the vegan maple buttercream you’ll need:
- 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
- 6 Tbs Earth Balance margarine
- 6 Tbs non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening
- 2 Tbs maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp maple extract
- Pinch salt
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees; line a cupcake pan with paper liners. Whisk the soy milk and vinegar together in a large measuring cup, set aside to curdle. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon into a large bowl. Whisk the maple syrup, oil, brown sugar, maple and vanilla extracts into the soy milk mixture. Form a well in the fry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients – stir until the large lumps are gone. Fill the cups 2/3 full and bake 20-22 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and cool completely.
To make the frosting, beat all of the ingredients together until they’re pale and fluffy.
Like I said – not a big deal. It’s one of my favorite recipes from one book mixed with a favorite from another. Whatevs. People asked for it and there it is. Oh! And I also have a neat apron from Cupcake Provocateur to give away! Of course, if you see another one that strikes your fancy you can always use the code to your right to save 10% on it!
I asked this question on Twitter today, so I’m going to ask it again – leave me a comment with your answer between today and the end of the week (8/14) and one of you will win this apron – if you were an mma fighter what would your intro music be?
I never seen MMA but im guessing you would have to to choose a song that makes you look tough so for me it would be …..
Abraxas Annihilation by Integrity
Digital underground– humpty dance.
My boyfriend suggestd war- why can’t we be friends. Hahaha.
Monster Mash…done by the Misfits
The Powerpuff Girls theme song
Wanda Jackson – Fujiyama Mama.
It would either be “ice ice baby” or “you can’t touch this.” Oh yeah boyeee…:)
Hangin’ Tough – NKOTB
I’ll be silly..
Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen
Either “Pursuit of Vikings” by Amon Amarth, or “You Can’t Being Me Down” by Suicidal Tendencies. The second one has probably already been taken. I think I saw either the Tapout or Affliction website using it to sell tshirts at one point.
Mareva – Laisse tomber les filles
six pack – black flag
toss up between: from whom the bell tolls (metallica) or killing for jesus (circle jerks) p.s. totally fun question! 🙂
I would have to say “Human Behavior” by Bjork…not really my fave, but its got some hype groves in it and I think it would freak those muscle heads out!
going down swinging – nashville pussy
Oh man, those cupcakes sound awesome. Julie Hasson is vegan (& awesome), she would be proud!
My entrance song would be The Bitch is Back by Elton John!
If I were an MMA fighter I’d have to embrace my inner Riot Grrrl so my song would have to be “Rebel Girl”- Bikini Kill or “Shove”- L7
Sabotage by The Beastie Boys
Those cupcakes sound nomtastic.
My into would be I am the One and Only by Chesney Hawks and I’d rise up on a platform during the introduction and spin round when he starts singing. Yes!
Those cupcakes sound awesome!
My intro music would be something by Metallica!! Probably “Dont Tread on Me”. And I just made the non vegan version of Julie Hasson’s French toast cucakes and they were great!
Heartbreaker – Pat Benetar! (or a rockin’ Metallica tune that I would have to spend hours hmm’ing and haw’ing over)
You’re the Best-Joe Esposito
My intro music would be AC/DC’s Back in Black.
Oddly enough, my husband and I had this conversation not too long ago. My intro would be One by Metallica but it would have to start at the part where its all instrumental because that’s where it gets hard. 🙂
Oh, and I love your background! I just bought a pair of socks in this same pattern and color scheme.
Love your blog, I also post some of your days to my yahoogroup, at home base…. I post them just as you have them, I hope thats cool. I love your blog its so awesome and you are adorable!
My song would be the old tune from Bow Wow Wow/ Do You wanna Hold Me? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7BwRL2yhGQ
Have a happy one!
Where are you on twitter Im finding everyone else but you?
One of those Days by Limp Bizkit
I just found this blog today and I have an instant crush!! 😀
L7’s “shit list”… I’m the literary type. 😉 LOL
Awesome, can’t wait to try these,
LOL, love the site btw!!! Theme song would have to be “beat it” by MJ…. just cause I freggin love the intro to that song. I can picture it now… wow, I am such a nerd.
Love the apron, the cupcakes look delish!
Skinny Puppy-Dig It
Ok, I meant SOUND delish. Duh.
Great apron! How ’bout ABBA’s Dancing Queen – would tots\ally throw off the toughies (before thee boos and hisses, anyway – LOL!)!
Got to Be Real by Cheryl Lynn. Hands down the best intro for walking into a room!
Just to be random, I’d walk out to “Caribbean Queen” by Billy Ocean!
Chainsaw Boogie by the Meteors
I’ve never watched MMA but probably something fun like:
PATTERNS by Sky Eats Airplane
Trying that recipe tomorrow for sure!
Thanks for the giveaway would tweet about it if I could ever get my freaking Twitter to work
mmm.. yummy recipe! Thanks for sharing.
My theme music would be Cemetery Gates – Pantera 🙂
How ’bout some Ani Difranco? Maybe “Untouchable Face” or “Shameless?”
Rick James Superfreak!
And the project with the boys sounds like a blast, even if there were some mishaps, but the final cupcakes sound fab!
“Walk” by Pantera….where did RVD go anyway?
Scooby Doo fruit snacks on top of cupcakes sound a little delicious right now, but I’m pretty sure that’s the pregnancy talking!
I would totally be walking out to “Riot, Riot Upstart” by Agnostic Front!
Love your blog ^v^
Oh man, my theme music would Sooooo be the song from those old Benny Hill shows, where he is running around trying to hit the little bald guy on the head! hahaha
either that or Waiting Room by Fugazi
Bwaaahahaha! Sweet cupcakes, apron AND question! I’d have to convince some fantastic punk-band friends to remake “Hard Headed Woman” by Cat Stevens.. oh yes.
I’d go with Teenage Hustling by Tori Amos, because it makes me feel like a badass.
“Sonic Reducer” by the Dead Boys. You need to set the proper mood before entering the ring!
gorilla biscuits – high hopes or finish what you started, i can’t decide between the two!
I’d have to say ‘Shark Ethic’ by Most Precious Blood. Makes me want to punch people every time I hear it!
“Chick Habit” by April March. Or possibly “Help!” by The Beatles, because I’m sure I’d die within the first 3 seconds. I was also gonna say “Why Can’t We Be Friends” but then I remembered that I probably stole that from The Simpsons, when Homer was a boxer. Stupid brain, stop infringing!
Oh man! This is a hard one!! oddly, I’d have to say ‘Toxic’ by britney spears… i think being toxic during an MMA match would be a good thing.
I would have to say my intro song would be “Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer….just so I could wear the pants and maybe do the dance 🙂
Hey girl just wanted to stop in and say that we got you up on the page as bitch of the month!
I always said my entrance theme would be, “She’s a Lady”. Because I am.
But I will also throw down.
“One of the boys” By Katy Perry 🙂
“Blind” by Korn… “ARE YOU READY?!!”
All Hail the Dead by Walls of Jericho! And I would come in looking like a really dark and scary Joan of Arc!