Halloween Themed Vegan Red Velvet Muffins
These delicious fun themed vegan red velvet muffins by Nourishing Amy will make a great Halloween treat. Perfect for getting the kids involved as they can go as creative as they like on the decoration.
Total cooking time : 1 hour
Difficulty : Easy
240ml (1 cup) almond or soya milk
2 tsp lemon juice or cider vinegar
60g (1/3 cup) coconut oil, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla essence
220g (1 ½ cup) spelt flour
90g (¾ cup) coconut sugar
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tsp beetroot powder
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
Pinch of salt
100g vegan margarine
190g icing sugar
6 tsp strawberry jam
Preheat the oven to 160Fan/180*C and line 12 cupcake holes with cases.
Make a vegan buttermilk by stirring together the milk and lemon juice and leave for 10 minutes to curdle.
Add the melted and cooled coconut oil and vanilla to the milk mixture.
Stir together the flour, sugar, cacao powder, beetroot powder, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
Divide between the cupcake cases and bake for 14-18 minutes or until firm to the touch. Allow to cool fully on a wire rack.
Meanwhile, make the buttercream frosting. Blend the vegan margarine in a blender until smooth and add in the sieved icing sugar. Mix or beat until creamy and combined.
When the cupcakes are cool, spoon on a little jam and top with the vegan buttercream.
Recipe by Nourishing Amy