This time around I have connected with the fine folks at Virtual Vegan Potluck who are putting on a fantastic recipe share. There's everything imaginable, from all over the world.
1. Grab a smoke machine.
2. Dim the lights.
3. Here's your music link, Bauhaus (of course, it's Hallowe'en) Bela Lugosi's Dead
4. Your drink of choice is a CC & G. (in canada) otherwise, whiskey & gingerale. The ginger helps set the tone of this fall recipe.
Enough rambling, get your stuff out of the cupboards, here we go.
1 1/2 Cup All-purpose Flour (no, ALL!)
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp All-spice (or 1/8tsp ginger, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, 1/4tsp cinnamon)
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Cup White Sugar
1/2 Cup Vegan Margarine (I use becel)
1/2 Cup Soy Milk
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Ripe Banana, mashed very well
1 Can Pumpkin Puree
|Organize your stuff. Yes that's a smoke detector.|
Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
Add wet ingredients, combine until thoroughly mixed and there's no chunks of banana! Honestly, I screwed that up on my first batch, not so awesome.
Once everything is thoroughly mixed, line your cupcake pan with liners. You can also use margarine & flour, but I have no luck with that. If you do...you're awesome.
Fill pan and toss in oven. Bake for about 18 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
In the meantime that drink won't drink itself and your song ended. Here's another song, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQSpJfpVHmg&feature=related
While the cupcakes cool, like make a glaze. I wish I could make icing, my wife can make icing, me, I'm lucky to make a glaze, here we go:
2 Cups Icing Sugar
1/4 Cup Soy milk
1/4 Cup Vegan Margarine
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Vanilla
In a small mixing bowl, mix dry, then carefully add wet ingredients. Cool in the fridge to achieve some firmness.
Once the cupcakes have fully cooled, dip them in the glaze, or drizzle some on top.
Garnish (optional) with some shredded dark chocolate...just because you can and frankly you want to.
My wife isn't a huge pumpkin fan, and she liked these, they are pretty awesome, I hope you like!
***As soon as I can get my phone to connect to my computer, I will upload pics!***
Now, feel free to click "Go Forward" or "Go Back" to see the other awesome offerings on the potluck table!