Tea & Cake anyone?

There are so many ways you can make vegan cupcakes, I am sure that this is probably the simplest, however, it is so cheap and it is a great fun activity for everyone to get involved in over the Easter break. It is always nice to have this as a rainy day back up. The cake mix varies from store to store, but you can make 24 cupcakes for under £2.50 and if you want to ice them, then again there are so different options, whether you want to buy shop bought icing, in which case, Betty Crocker icings are usually vegan, though you will need to check each container, as sometimes the ingredients change. That goes for the cake mix as well, although most store-bought cake mixes are vegan, just double check before you buy, to save disappointment.

Now it goes without saying this is probably not the healthiest option, however, if you are looking for a quick, fun and fairly mess free activity to fill up a bit of time during the holidays, then there is nothing better, than making cupcakes. The children will love making them and because you only need 3 ingredients, (minus icing), you won’t need to spend hours washing up! You will also need some cupcake cases, which can be as simple or fancy as you like.

You can also add some extras, should you wish to jazz up the cakes, I like to use Plamil’s chocolate drops for this, as I feel they add a decadent flavour. You can also get some vegan decorations like sugar stars to add to the top to look extra special, the choice is really yours, you can be as creative as you like.
Ingredients –
1 x vegan cake mix
2 tablespoons x cooking oil
4 tablespoons x still water

Optional Extras –
½ cup x Plamil chocolate drops
Vegan icing

Method –
1.    Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
2.    Mix the 3 ingredients together in a bowl, you may need to add some more water, but don’t make it too thin, if you are using chocolate drops, now is the time to be adding those also, stirring well.
3.    Using a tablespoon, spoon 1 tablespoon of the mixture into each cupcake holder, you can make fewer cupcakes if you want to double up the mixture, though be careful that it doesn’t overflow as this can cause a mess in the oven.
4.    Cook the cupcakes for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
5.    Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before icing and decorating.

These cupcakes are great for when you want something sweet with a good old fashioned cup of tea. They also work so well, peeled from their cases and covered in custard, but I think that may just be a super treat for me! Whatever way you want to eat your cupcakes, send me your pictures or tag me in on IG so that I can see the wonderful creations you make!

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