Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes
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Serves: 12 cupcakes
  • Ground Flax Seeds 2 tablespoons (16g)
  • Hot Water 5 tablespoons (75ml)
  • White Vinegar 1 Tablespoon (15ml)
  • Soy Milk ½ cup (120ml)
  • Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon (5ml)
  • Cake Flour 1¼ cup (150g)
  • Granulated Sugar ¾ cup (150g)
  • Baking Powder 2 teaspoons (10g)
  • Salt ½ teaspoon (3g)
  • Vegan Butter 6 Tablespoons (84g)
  1. Combine the flax meal with the hot water and let stand for about 5 minutes to thicken
  2. Add the vinegar to the soy milk to sour
  3. Sift the flour with the baking powder and salt
  4. Cream the vegan butter with the sugar until light and fluffy and this may take about 3-5 minutes on medium to high speed
  5. Add the thickened flax paste while mixing on medium speed, scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl to incorporate evenly, add the vanilla extract
  6. Add about ⅓ of the flour to the creamed mixture then add half of the soured milk
  7. Add another ⅓ of the flour and then the remaining sour milk
  8. Add the last amount of flour and mix just to combine evenly.
  9. Scoop batter into lined cupcake molds and bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 15 minutes then turn the oven down to 350°F for the remaining time, approximately 10 minutes more or until springy to the touch when you gently press the centers
Recipe by Gretchen's Vegan Bakery at