Caitlin! (ducksxsayxmoo) wrote in vegancooking,

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Root Beer Float Cupcakes!

This is probably the first time since I got VCTOTW that I've made cupcakes without using a recipe from the book. Feels blasphemic, almost. The drizzles are melted [vegan, obviously] white chocolate that I got for Christmas and have been jealously hoarding since, cause I found out after the cupcakes were in the oven that my brother had eaten all the dark chocolate chips in the house D=. Recipe below the cut, it's quite long.

Lovely recipe from BitterSweet

"Root Beer Float Cupcakes


-1 Cup Rootbeer Soda
-1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
-3/4 Cup Sugar
-1/3 Cup Canola Oil
-1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
-2 Teaspoons Rootbeer Extract
-1 1/3 Cups Flour
-3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
-1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
-Pinch of Salt

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a dozen cupcake tins with papers.

Combine the soda and vinegar and let stand for a few minutes. Add in the sugar and oil, whisking vigorously until slightly frothy. Integrate your extracts, and gently introduce the flour, along with the baking powder / soda, and salt, being careful not to over mix. Distributing the batter evenly between the prepared tins, fill cupcake liners approximately 3/4 of the way to the top. Bake for about 18 - 22 minutes. Allow them to cool completely before proceeding to the ganache.


-5 Oz. Dark Chocolate
-1/4 Cup Soymilk
-1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup

Combine the above in a microwave-safe container and nuke for about a minute. Stir thoroughly even if it doesn’t look completely melted - It should come together after a bit of agitation, but if the chocolate still isn’t entirely smooth, return to the microwave for 15-30 seconds at a time, watching carefully to ensure that it doesn’t burn. Drizzle ganache in squiggles over the tops of the cupcakes. [You’ll probably have plenty of left over ganache, but is that a particularly bad thing?] Allow ganache squiggles to fully cool and dry before preparing the frosting.


-1 Cup Vegetable Shortening
-3 Cups Confectioner’s Sugar
-2 Tablespoons Vanilla Soymilk
-2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Throw room temperature shortening into your mixer, and beat thoroughly until creamed. Add in sugar and start on a low speed so as not to spray powder everywhere. Incorporate soymilk and extract, and combine thoroughly. Apply to cupcakes as desired. Wax nostalgic about childhood memories."
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