vegan cupcakes

The perfect vegan cupcake has always eluded me, I eat eggs so I’ve not made them regularly, and my attempts have always been crappy¬†and heavy on the banana. I tried 2 recipes with egg replacer, and they were foul. Isy Morgenmuffel gave me her tried and tested recipe, I changed it a bit with the things I always change (sugar substitution, extra vanilla etc) on cake recipes, and it was perfect.

preheat oven to 180.C

200g self-raising flour
50g caster sugar
50g unrefined sugar (gives a richer taste)
100ml oil
1 teaspoon natural vanilla essence
juice of half a lemon
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
150ml soya milk

1) Mix flour and sugar together
2) Add vanilla and mix well
3) Add oil and mix well
4) In a separate bowl add the lemon juice and bicarb to the soya milk and whisk. You will see bubbles
5) Mix the two halves and whisk well to incorporate lots of air
6) Put in baking cases and bake until golden

Thanks to Isy for the recipe!