Even though I'm not much for this Hallmark inspired holiday, I couldn't help but get in the spirit of love, hearts, and Valentines with a traditional Chocolate/Vanilla cupcake. I made these cupcakes for a Superbowl party this weekend, but I thought the traditional pairing of flavors made them an excellent Valentine's Day special as well.
These vegan chocolate cupcakes are a great (almost healthy?) way to indulge your chocolate fantasy. I was very interested to try out a vegan chocolate cake recipe to see the difference in taste. Let me tell you--these dairy-less wonders were FANTASTIC! The cake was surprisingly delicious, and had a strong chocolate taste that wasn't too bitter or too sweet.
The texture was not too thick or chewy, or so thin that it crumbled away as you ate it. The texture was just right!
I paired the vegan chocolate cake with an unlikely dairy companion--fluffy buttercream. The Fluffy Buttercream recipe called to sift the confectioner's sugar before mixing together with the butter. I creamed the butter and added the sifted mixture in small intervals at a medium-high speed. The process added some air to the frosting and gave it a fluffy composition. The fluffiness maintained well and really did it's job as a frosting!
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Happy Valentines Day!
Until my next cupdate,