As a start of to my Christmas baking I made some cupcakes. (can you guess what the brown ones are meant to look like?) These are super easy to make, they don’t have eggs and can be vegan.
- 2 1/4 cups plain flour
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups milk (sub for almond milk or soy milk to make vegan)
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
This recipe is honestly so straightforward. Couldn’t be more easy to make.First start by preheating the oven at around 180 degrees then, simply mix together the dry ingredients. If you make chocolate ones then just add 1/2 cup of cocoa powder. Then combine the wet ingredients into a bowl, making a well in the dry ingredients pour in the wet ingredients gradually mixing each time.
Once fully incorporated the mixture will be slightly more wet than your typical cupcake mix but thats alright. Fill cases about two thirds of the way and place into an oven. They usually take around 20 – 25 minutes but poke a skewer into the middle cupcakes to make sure they’re fully cooked.
For the buttercream it’s the same every time, half the amount of butter to the amount of icing sugar. I got some Christmassy decorations, red and green spronkles with candy canes. Have you figured out what the brown cupcakes are meant to look like? It’s Christmas trees! I know it’s not very obvious the icing should’ve been a bit more green and there should have been something similar to a star in the centre.
How have you started your Christmas baking yet? Let me know how it’s going!
Love Curls & S x
‘It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.’ – W. T Ellis