Vegan Ghost Cupcakes for ? Halloween

Halloween Ghost Chocolate Cupcakes

Holiday: Halloween, easy

It’s that time of year again! Halloween! ?? ?

Spooktacularly yummy!

I’ll admit, my little vegan ghosts aren’t especially scary – but they are pretty delicious. I know they are sugar bombs, but for that exact reason, they also have that special soul comforting quality I needed. If this monster cupcake is too sweet for you, just omit the topping, which also has the lion share of sugar. Then, all that’s left are the chocolate muffins! Their intense cocoa taste could hardly be any better!

These Halloween Cupcakes were especially rebellious, at least in the beginning. It took three attempts to make a cupcake that wasn’t just edible, but really good. The first version was thoroughly unenjoyable: Something developed in my mouth that reminded me of the taste and consistency of a Styrofoam ball. After all, just looking good isn’t everything. So: baking soda and buttermilk out, vegan baking powder in.

The second batch of cupcakes – still without the frosting that had made itself comfortable in the fridge – tasted good, but looked like hell. I also couldn’t hollow the cake out to add the topping. What was going on here? I suspected that I had used too much oil, so I reduced it by a little less than half.

The third attempt was successful – the cupcakes looked and tasted great. Perfect, in other words, for transforming them into sweet ghosts. The cake was loose and crumbly, and the orange-infused frosting compliments the cocoa perfectly. The could stay this way! If you don’t like the orange taste, you can easily replace it with something else.

Makes: 10 Cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Nutrition Info Per Serving
Carbs: 51g
Protein: 2g
Fat: 23g
Calories: 419

Ingredients:

Batter:

1 ¼ cups flour
⅔ cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder (instead of 2 tsp baking powder, you could use 1 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp citric acid)
3 heaped tsp vegan cocoa
¼ cup neutral oil
1 cup mineral or flat water

Topping:

1 cup vegan margarine
2 cups powdered sugar (vegan powdered sugar from raw sugar)
1 tsp grated orange or lemon rind, untreated
Vegan food coloring, fat-soluble

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (or 320 degrees F for convection ovens).
  2. For the topping, sift the powdered sugar on top of the margarine. Beat with an electric mixer until creamy and the powdered sugar is completely dissolved. Add orange rind and mix well.
  3. Put both bowls of frosting in the refrigerator until needed.
  4. Mix flour, baking powder, and cocoa together and then sift into a bowl. Add the sugar, mixing well with a fork. Gradually add oil and water, mixing with a fork or whisk. You should have a thick batter that drips slowly from your fork or whisk.
  5. Place cupcake cups in a cupcake pan and fill with batter. Each cup should be about ⅔ full. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F (or 320 F for convection ovens). The cupcakes are done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Leave to cool.
  6. When the cupcakes are cool, put the icing in the icing bag and pipe a ghost onto the cupcakes. Use chocolate chips to make eyes on the ghosts. Refrigerate until serving.

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Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Easily the Best, Easy Vegan Chocolate Cupcake Recipe with Icing (Favorite Recipe)

Darling Recipe, vegan, easy

One of the absolute best vegan recipes on this website, these vegan cupcakes will have you reminiscing on birthdays and parties. This dessert is so very easy to make and it’s awesome for when you need to make a dessert last minute.

Makes: 12 Cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 18 Minutes

Nutrition Info Per Serving
Carbs: 46g
Protein: 4g
Fat: 17g
Calories: 349

Ingredients:

Batter:

1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
⅓ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 cup warm water
1 cup cane sugar
⅓ cup vegan butter, melted
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract

Icing:

1 ½ cups cocoa powder, unsweetened
½ cup coconut oil, melted
¾ cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with 12 cupcake liners and set it aside. 
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt and whisk it.
  3. In another medium bowl, whisk water, butter, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the wet to the dry ingredients and whisk to form a batter.
  5. Pour the batter and distribute it between the 12 cupcake liners evenly. Bake the cupcakes for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 
  6. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.
  7. When the cupcakes are fully cooled down, make the icing by whisking together all of the icing ingredients in a small bowl until smooth.

Spread the icing on the cupcakes, serve, and enjoy! 

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Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe

Our Best Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe with Walnuts, Coconut and a Glaze (Favorite Recipe)

Darling Recipe, vegan, simple and fast

Carrot cake is a childhood favorite for us. It makes us think of birthdays and special occasions. This vegan carrot cake recipe is simple and fast that also has some nutritious ingredients including carrots, walnuts, and coconut. All delicious and nutrient dense foods!

Makes: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Bake Time: 45 Minutes

Nutrition Info Per Serving
Carbs: 65g
Protein: 6g
Fat: 27g
Calories: 534

Ingredients:

Crust:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 ¼ cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
¾ cup vegan butter, melted
½ cup orange juice, unsweetened
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups carrots, shredded
¾ cup walnuts, chopped into small pieces
½ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened

Glaze:

⅓ cup powdered cane sugar
1 tsp water

Directions:

  1. Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Then grease a 9” round baking pan with vegan butter and set it aside. 
  2. In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon and whisk it until it’s combined and set aside. 
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, melted vegan butter, orange juice, and vanilla extract. 
  4. Add the shredded carrots into the wet mixture and mix to combine.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix it to create the batter.
  6. Use a spatula to fold in the chopped walnuts and coconut in the batter.
  7. Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake the cake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan until it is cool enough to transfer to a wire rack. Now allow it to cool completely. 
  8. In the meantime, you can whisk together the glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Spread the glaze on top of the cake. Sprinkle additional coconut shreds on top of the cake before the glaze sets.

Slice and enjoy! 

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Vegan Brownies – Gooey and Moist

Vegan Brownies – Gooey and Moist

Secret ingredient: Liquid dark chocolate

Liquid dark chocolate is the secret ingredient to making these brownies so gooey and moist. Add extra cocoa powder, because who ever said no to more chocolate?! These cakey, fudgy brownies are an absolute delight. 

Makes: 9 Large Brownies
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 35-40 Minutes

Nutrition Info Per Serving
Carbs: 64g
Protein: 5g
Fat: 22g
Calories: 468

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 ¼ cups coconut sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
½ tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1 cup non-dairy milk, unsweetened (e.g. almond milk)
5 tbsp vegan butter
1 ½ cups dark chocolate

Directions:

  1. Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Set is aside for now.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and salt. 
  3. Add the non-dairy milk to the dry ingredients and whisk to form a batter.
  4. Using a double boiler, melt the vegan butter. Once the butter is just melted, add the dark chocolate and stir until the chocolate is just melted.
  5. Pour the chocolate mixture into the batter and whisk it until it is just combined.
  6. Transfer the batter to the baking pan and bake it for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely, then enjoy!

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Vegan Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Vegan Fresh Strawberry Shortcake with Yummy Vegan Icing Recipe
Vegan Fresh Strawberry Shortcake with Yummy Vegan Icing Recipe

Vegan Fresh Strawberry Shortcake with Yummy Vegan Icing Recipe

Vegan Darling Recipe

Strawberries and whipped cream are seriously a match made in heaven! ❤️ This light and fluffy cake is the perfect pairing for the fluffy whipped cream and sweet strawberries. We won’t blame you for licking whipped cream off a spoon when you’re making this classic dessert.

Makes: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 40-45 Minutes

Nutrition Info Per Serving
Carbs: 52g
Protein: 3g
Fat: 13g
Calories: 350

Vegan Fresh Strawberry Shortcake with Yummy Vegan Icing Recipe

Ingredients:

Batter:

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup warm water
1 cup cane sugar
⅓ cup vegan butter, melted, plus extra for greasing your pan
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract

Vegan Icing:

the cream from 1 14oz can full fat coconut milk, chilled in the fridge overnight
3 tbsp maple syrup
½ tsp vanilla extract
¾ cup strawberries, diced into small chunks
Additional strawberries for decorating

Directions:

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9” circle baking pan with vegan butter and set it aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine water, butter, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract and whisk together until it’s nice and smooth.
  4. Add the wet to the dry ingredients and whisk until combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the pan and bake the cake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Allow the cake to cool completely.
  7. When the cake is cooled, make the coconut whipped cream. Take the canned coconut milk out of the fridge and turn it upside down. When you open the can, the coconut water should be on top and the cream should be on the bottom. Pour out the coconut water as you won’t need it for this recipe.
  8. Scoop out the cream from the can and transfer it into the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the maple syrup and vanilla extract and beat it on medium-high speed for about 10 minutes or until the mixture becomes nice and fluffy.
  9. Chop up the strawberries into small chunks. Add them to the whipped cream and beat the mixture for another 2 minutes, until the whipped cream turns slightly pink.
  10. Pour all of the icing on top of the cake and distribute it evenly. Top with additional fresh strawberry slices to decorate. If you want to, you can cut the cake in half to create a two layer cake and add whipped cream in the middle.
Vegan Fresh Strawberry Shortcake with Yummy Vegan Icing Recipe
Vegan Fresh Strawberry Shortcake with Yummy Vegan Icing Recipe

Easy Vegan Chocolate Pudding Recipe (Raw, Gluten-Free)

Super Easy Decadent and Delicious Vegan Avocado Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Vegan, Raw, Gluten-free, Easy Recipe

Avocados such a good source of healthy fats and essential nutrients. But this recipe is not just about health. You wouldn’t even guess that this recipe is healthy, because it is so decadent and delicious!

Makes: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Nutrition Info Per Serving
Carbs: 36g
Protein: 8g
Fat: 25g
Calories: 410

Ingredients:

2 medium ripe avocados
½ cup cocoa powder
½ cup non-dairy milk, unsweetened
¼ cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup fresh raspberries

Directions:

  1. In a blender, blend all of the ingredients, except for the raspberries, until it is perfectly smooth. 
  2. Pour the pudding into a glass and top with fresh raspberries. Serve right away, or chill you’re ready to serve it. 
Vegan Chocolate Pudding

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