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The Great Cupcake Bake-a-Thon

Black Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

Little sis is in town. That means one thing – baking. And lots of it. Last time it was homemade marshmallow smores, peanut butter banana pie, and almond cupcakes.

This time? Well, it’s all cupcakes this time.

Cookies n Cream Vegan Cupcakes

We’ve decided to bake our way through Vegan Cupcakes Take over the World, one cupcake at a time. Yesterday we made one full batch of chocolate cupcakes – half of which became Chocolate Cherry Cream Cupcakes, and the other half of which became Cookies and Cream Cupcakes.


Let me say, if you don’t have this cookbook, go buy it now. Don’t be fooled into thinking these are hippie cupcakes just because they are vegan. I think I’ve said before, the absense of rich butter and egg allows the true flavors of the cupcakes to shine through. They are light, not too heavy, perfectly crumbly and moist, and oh so satisfying.

S'mores Vegan Cupcakes

Today, we made the S’mores cupcakes. Delicious, but Robin *forgot* to add the graham cracker crumbs to the batter itself – so we had to improvise. Lucky for us they sunk quite a bit during cooking, so we filled the holes with some graham crumbles mixed with a bit of melted butter, like a pie crust. Still, we decided they aren’t quite s’mores enough. So, tomorrow, we’re going to try something NOT from the cookbook. Imagine – a graham cracker ‘crust’ bottom, a rich chocolate cupcake filled with marshmallow cream, and topped with shaved chocolate. THAT sounds like a s’more to me.

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  1. Vegan AND cupcakes? Can’t think of anything more perfect… toddling off to buy the book..

  2. Ok, you convinced me to buy the Vegan cupcake book!

  3. I think I’m drooling…those look so yummy!

  4. These cupcakes look delicious! I can’t wait for the cupcake that is not in the book. I just ordered the book!

  5. I’ve never thought of making vegan cupcakes before, but you’ve intrigued me enough to pick up the book at Borders to take a peek! Isn’t it fun baking with your sis??

  6. The cupcakes are beautiful! I have never considered making vegan cupcakes, but you’ve convinced me to give it a try. Can you send a cookies and cream cupcake to San Francisco?

  7. i was JUST talking about s’mores cupcakes yesterday and now i’ve come across yours.

    it must be a sign.

  8. Oooo, these look good! What a fun way to entertain your sister. I like that you played around with the recipes and made different versions.

  9. Those cookies and cream ones look soooooooooo good! Then again, they all look great!

  10. All of these cupcakes look “to die for” so plan to repeat them for our visit in April! Mom & Dad

  11. I love my visits to Nashville… particularly because of the cupcakes. Don’t make me go back to dorm food!!

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