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Vegan Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

August 27th, 2008

Peanut Butter Cupcake

It’s been a while since I paid homage to the vegan community. Sorry it took me so long, but this one is for you guys!

Even though I’m not a vegan, I own the fabulous cookbook, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World, which is a must-own for any cupcake lover no matter if you’re a carnivore, herbivore…whatever. The only issue I had with VCTOTW’s peanut butter cupcakes (and this isn’t the book’s fault) was that the recipe contains flax, which Taste Tester can’t eat. The problem was that we didn’t know he couldn’t eat flax until he took a few bites and ended up in pain for the following few hours. And he didn’t even get to eat a whole cupcake. Such a shame.

So I was thrilled to find this delicious looking Vegan Peanut Butter Cupcake with Chocolate Frosting that doesn’t contain any tree nuts, seeds or any other funky ingredient that might prevent me from making them (and torturing him).

Flickr user ashdmarcin was nice enough to post the recipe to accompany this drool-worthy photo. She notes, “I sincerely believe this is the best treat I’ve ever baked. Not too sweet — but dense and moist . . . and the frosting is SO good.”

This cupcake is now at the top of my “MUST BAKE” list. Get the recipe here.

3 responses so far:

  • Woohoo, go vegan [baked goods]! These look awesome, but really, how could you go wrong with PB and chocolate cupcakes?

    by HannahAug 27, 2008 at 1:04 pm
  • Man those certainly look appetizing. I definitely don’t discriminate when it comes to vegan recipes. I think often times they can be more creative and inventive. You obviously can’t go wrong with PB and Chocolate, but the messy and dirty look to this frosting make it even more appetizing.

    by NickAug 28, 2008 at 11:17 pm
  • Ah, I’ve been perusing that cookbook and haven’t taken the plunge yet to purchase it! Looks like I should… these look great. I’ve yet to try a “vegan” cupcake!

    by RecipeGirlAug 29, 2008 at 6:01 pm

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