13 July 2009

mexican hot chocolate cupcakes

chocolatey. vegan. perfection.

these were fun to make, and a hit (with myself). the husband ate quite a few as well though. looking for more vegan recipes that are do-able and delicious. turns out, most of them are. this particular recipe came from this book. i made them mini, because everything is more fun bite-size.

mexican hot chocolate cupcakes

ingredients:

1 cup coconut milk

1 Tbsp ground flaxseeds 

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp corn flour

1/4 cup almond meal*

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper 

1 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup canola oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp almond extract

directions:

1. preheat oven to 350 and line muffin pan with cupcake liners

2. whisk together coconut milk and flaxseeds and allow to sit for 10 minutes

3. in another bowl, sift together all-purpose flour, corn flour, almond meal, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cayenne.

4. whisk sugar, oil, vanilla, and almond extract into coconut milk mixture. gently add wet ingredients to dry. fill cupcake liners three-quarters of the way. bake for 22-25 minutes until a knife or toothpick inserted through the center of one comes out clean. transfer to a colling rack to cool completely.

5. sift a layer of confectioner's sugar onto the tops of the cooled cakes. then sift on cocoa, then lastly sift on a layer of cinnamon.

*I made my own almond meal, because i couldn't find any at the store. to learn how, click here.

2 comments:

nessiria said...

I love your recipes! Everything looks delicious!

Amy E. Campbell said...

that would hit the spot for a chocoholic...I'm guessing.