Vegan Pink Velvet Cupcakes Recipe
Being Meat and Dairy-Free doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy all your old favourite sweet treats! These Vegan Pink Velvet Cupcakes are devilishly tasty, easy to prepare and look simply gorgeous, especially when displayed stylishly. Making these babies for an event? Transport them safely in the Andrew James Cupcake Carrier.
Makes 10 Cupcakes, Prep Time: 20 mins, Cook Time: 1 hr 20 mins
1 Small Beetroot
190g cups all-purpose flour
95g granulated sugar
1.5 tsp baking powder
0.5 tsp salt
175ml unflavoured soy or almond milk
120ml Olive Oil
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
In a small saucepan cover your beetroot with water, then place on a high heat and bring water to boil.
Then lower heat and leave the pan on simmer till the beetroot can be effortlessly pierced with a fork, this should take around 45 minutes.
Then drain the water and leave the beetroot to cool down for a few minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180°C and place 10 cake cases on a baking tray.
When the beet is suitably cool, rub its outer surface with your fingers to remove the peel.
Cut the beetroot into chunks then process in either a Food Processor or Blender.
Add the milk, oil, and vanilla to the beet mixture then blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl when required.
Add the beetroot mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients.
Beat the wet mixture into the dry with the Andrew James Food Mixer on high speed until fully blended.
Spoon the batter across the 10 cases, filling each about 2/3 of the way full.
Bake your cupcakes for around 25 minutes, until the tops spring back when lightly touched.
Transfer the baking tray to a cooling rack to cool.
Scoop the solids from the can of coconut cream into a large mixing bowl, (you can save the liquid for another day).
Beat the coconut cream on high speed with an electric mixer for about a minute until mixture is fluffy.
Then add in the maple syrup, and beat this together.
Put the mixture in the fridge until ready to use.
When the cakes are cool, top with icing, either by simply using a spoon or a piping bag for a more attractive professional finish.
Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 2 days.