I Made you a (Vegan) Cupcake

This weekend is going to be a good one, my brother and his girlfriend are coming to stay (first time meeting her) and Bro, Dad and I are going to see Interpol on Saturday night.
In preparation for their arrival, and to score “good sister” brownie points I decided I would bake something. Bro’s girlfriend is allergic to eggs so I had the perfect opportunity to break out “Vegan Cupcakes take Over the World” and have my first adventure in Vegan Baking.


The whole time I was mixing the above ingredients I wondered how on earth that odd assortment could taste palatable…let alone cupcake like! A quick (clean) finger dip surprised me…cake batter, with no raw egg to worry about….HELLO bowl licking duties.


It was a very runny batter and in hindsight I should have either made smaller cupcakes OR run out to get some muffin cases, because despite my hesitation these cakes ROSE


And ended up like this!
Never mind, lesson learnt and a quick trim (and trimming sampling) later and I had something more presentable.


The cakes were decorated with a vegan rich chocolate ganache (also from the book) which was SO easy to make and excellent for drizzling.


And overall, I don’t think I did such a bad job of making them look better, right?



Outfit today is bordering on indecent length wise, I might or might not add shorts when I pop out later πŸ˜‰



And makeup was kept natural. I’ve just started using Witch’s primer which is doing wonders for my skin!


The end.


45 comments for “I Made you a (Vegan) Cupcake

  1. They look gorgeous! Mmmmm. There are quite a few egg-free recipes around that aren’t necessarily vegan – give me a shout if you want them.

  2. Have fun at Interpol! I got to see back in November in Dublin and they were EPIC!
    Cupcakes look amazing, I must have a go at vegan cupcakes soon!

  3. I think you did a great job they look really tasty!

    That dress really suits you! xoxo

  4. Yummy, these look delish πŸ™‚
    I’m always dubious about gluten/egg/fat free baking but after my friend practically force fed me a gluten free cookie the other week I am coming around to the idea!!
    Beth @ Baking and Brogues

  5. Amy

    Mmmm, those look great!

    I made vegan cupcakes the other day, simply because I had no eggs on the boat, but they turned out so well! Really light and fluffy: http://nbluckyduck.blogspot.com/2011/03/off-grid-baking-3-vegan-chocolate.html

    Love the dress and esp with the blue tights. I’m wearing bright blue tights today too.

    Narrowboat Lucky Duck

  6. Is that a Happy Loves It dress? I had one of those!

    Katie xox

  7. nom nom. Excellent rescue there miss Budd, although they looked pretty cool as mountain-cupcakes anyways. Oh, and by the by, raw egg or no raw egg i ALWAYS lick the bowl. [oops!]

    Love the outfit- so jealous of your ability to pull off all of these wonderful tights x

  8. The cakes look amazing but you look better! Love the turquoise on you. xxx

  9. I’m so in to vegan cooking πŸ™‚ She’ll definitely love them.

    EWnjoy Interpol – I am massively jealous!

  10. skin looks lovellllly! as do the cakes! x

  11. Ahh, I love Interpol – enjoy!

    I never worry about the raw eggs when it comes to eating cake mixture – a prefer it to the finished cake!!

  12. You have no idea how much you inspire me.

    (the end)


  13. Nat

    Wow, they look amazing! Never thought any vegan food could look that good!

    Nat x

  14. Those cupcakes look soooooo yummy!!
    I want some!!!

    And I adore your outfit post for today!!
    It’s so cute!!



  15. yummie looking cakes! and i like the length :)x

  16. Mmmm…these look positively scrummy, Laura! I only wish I had one to sink my teeth into right now! πŸ™‚

  17. Just not psyched about vegan baking – butter makes everything so delicious! These look nice though. x

  18. wow my dear..first i love the sweeties and second i love your tights!!:)

    Follow me lady??i’d be very happy if you do it!
    i wait u kiss..

  19. yummy..they look lovely xx

  20. I keep hearing good things about that primer, must investigate further now.

    The tights are perfect, as always xx

  21. Mat

    bet they taste just as good as the normal kind, i’m in the mood for baking now

  22. Those cakes look lovely, i love the random shapes they baked into!
    How exciting meeting your bros gf. Be nice! x

  23. ooh, how I crave for a cupcake right now…!

  24. these look so tasty laura! so sweet of you to bake them for your family, and yourself of course hehe.
    I really like your dress.

  25. Mia

    Those cupcakes look so yummy, you definitely scored those sister brownie points! x

  26. Ah man, I want cupcakes now! They look fab πŸ™‚ great dress!

  27. oh, those cupcakes look so delicious!

  28. They look really delish! And i’m so jealous of you seeing Interpol! I hope you have a fab time!

  29. omg, those cupcakes look to die for!!! and love the green tights!!

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  30. They look nom my! Lovely sister. Nice outfit, not indecent Especially as you have a good pair of tights on. X

  31. Oooh those look yummy πŸ™‚
    Love the tights!
    Sami xx

  32. thank-you for the comment my lovely,
    that’s really sweet of you! xx

  33. Nom nom nom to those cakes!
    I NEED to make some too, some lovely Spring type ones πŸ™‚
    P.s loving the tights <3

  34. please share the recipe!!! they look delicious :3 it was so thoughtful of u to bake for ur brother and his gf ^^

  35. Those cupcakes look lovely, what a nice sister you are! πŸ™‚ And your skin looks gorgeous in these photos, so clear! πŸ™‚

    Maria xxx

  36. good job with the vegan cupcakes..i’m sure she’ll appreciate the effort, they actually look yummy!
    beautiful tights and I think you’ve really nice skin!

  37. vegan food is so hard to make. im just mean and tell my vegan friends its vegan even if its not. like i said…i’m mean. these look delicious though, i love how you drizzled the ganache like that

  38. Have loads of fun! The cupcakes look awesome!


  39. They look yummy, and major brownie points for being such a lovely sister πŸ˜‰ xx

  40. Looks good! :]

  41. Those look great! Major brownie points there for sure πŸ˜‰

    And I love the colors of your outfit!
    Hope you are enjoying your mondayy!


  42. Ooooooh! They look yummy =D I’m planning on making brownies with beetroot today! Xxxc