Monday, 18 April 2016

Vanilla Cupcakes - aqua faba style

These have been my best success for cupcakes, I am now hoping to us this recipe for a birthday cake in the next couple of weeks so will let you know how that goes. This makes 15 cup cakes (20mins) or one 8" cake (25-35mins), using the middle shelf in the oven.



  • 2 & 1/4 cups of self raising flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • Pinch salt


  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 1 & 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp aqua faba (chickpea straight from can)
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp lemon juice


  • Pre heat oven to 180C
  • Mix together the dry ingredients in one bowl (big)
  • Mix together the wet ingredients in a second bowl (small) - lightly whisk
  • Slowly add wet to dry ingredients, mixing with a fork as you go
  • Once combined do not over mix but put into the cupcakes or tin straight away
cupcakes before going in oven
Rising in oven
 The final product

Additional Note [03/05/2016] 

I used this recipe for a 8" tin birthday cake, it worked well but took nearly 40mins to cook all the way through and even then it seemed dense in the middle, and was a bit crumbly. I did, however, stick it together with some vegan butter icing - which was brilliant and easier to make than the instructions suggested. I will post the recipe soon.

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