When I first became vegan I thought I would have to give up all those nice treats such as cupcakes because they obviously contain eggs and milk. It took a while for me to realise it’s actually quite easy to ‘veganise’ recipes, so turning a non-vegan recipe into a vegan one. My mum makes a delicious marble cake so I decided to turn it into vegan marble cupcakes.

These cupcakes are really fluffy and the combination of vanilla and chocolate dough is one of my faves. I gave these to several friends and they all couldn’t believe they were vegan. Mission success I would say!

The best vegan marble cupcakes

The Best Vegan Marble Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 250 g plain flour
  • 125 g caster sugar
  • 125 g margarine
  • 2 tbsp milled flax seeds
  • 125 ml plant-based milk
  • 15 g cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 50 g dark chocolateThe best vegan marble cupcakes

Preparation

  • First, you need to preheat the oven to 175 °C. Next, it’s time to prepare the flax eggs. For 2 tbsp milled flax seeds, you need 6 tbsp of hot water (the equivalent of 2 flax eggs). These need to soak for a few minutes till they have a ‘slimy’, eggy consistency
  • Mix the sugar, margarine, vanilla extract and the flax eggs until well combined.
  • Now slowly add the milk and flour (combined with the baking powder), added a little bit of each until you’ve used them all and made a nice dough.
  • Divide the dough (about 1/3 and 2/3) and mix the smaller amount with the cocoa powder.
  • Spoon the plain dough and then the cocoa dough equally into cases in a cupcake tray and put it in the oven for 35 minutes or until a skewer comes out without any raw dough attached to it. If you want to, you can use a skewer to mix the dough up a little bit, so it looks more like marble. Unfortunately, we don’t own skewers yet so I just left them as they were. Of course, you need to do that before you put them in the oven 😉
  • When the cupcakes are done leave them to cool and melt the dark chocolate by boiling some water and placing a glass bowl with the chocolate above it. If you want you can put the chocolate into the microwave as well but then you need to stir it a lot and the chocolate will probably lose its shine.
  • After you’ve done that the chocolate needs to cool and then they’re ready to enjoy!

The Best Vegan Marble Cupcakes

There we go, my mum’s marble cake turned into delicious vegan marble cupcakes! I would even say the best vegan marble cupcakes I’ve had so far!

If you try them let me know how they turned out and tag me in the Instagram pictures!  😉

Monique xx

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