Vegan Snickers Cupcakes #desertlife
Vegan + easy. Quick & easy vegan 'Snickers' inspired cupcakes, with a delicious chocolate cake, a peanut butter core, whipped chocolate buttercream, topped with chocolate sauce and roasted peanuts. I baked these cupcakes in my DeDietrich oven. The oven bakes cupcakes, sponges etc beautifully, with an all-round even bake- I love it! I bakes chocolate sponge lovely, making them moist and fluffy- absolutely divine! It has a large touch screen, which is clear to read with loads of options- including: -Defrost function -Drying function -12 cooking functions -Soft close door -DX1 display -Rose gold turner -6 shelf levels -35 auto recipes + loads more! Check out their range of ovens here. I personally highly recommend it! I use my oven to bake everything you see on my Instagram & website! The amount of settings and technology it has is incredible and it bake's desserts to perfection. I used the Fan Oven setting to help me make these absolutely scrumptious chocolate cupcakes! These cakes are light and fluffy, with a rich chocolate flavour, full of peanut deliciousness! You're going to love them..I promise! Preparation- 40 minutes Baking time- 18-20 minutes Makes- Around 10 Level- Easy ... Ingredients for the cake -240ml of dairy-free milk -1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar -210g of self-raising flour -2 tablespoons of cocoa powder -100g of golden caster sugar -1/2 teaspoon of baking powder -1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda -60g of coconut oil (melted) Ingredients for the buttercream -120g of dairy-free butter -250g of icing sugar -4 tablespoons of cocoa powder -1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste (you can use extract) -1 teaspoon of dairy-free milk (if needed) Extras -Peanut butter -Chocolate sauce -Roasted peanuts ... To make the cupcakes Step 1- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees c. Step 2- In a small bowl, combine the dairy-free milk with the apple cider vinegar and whisk until fully combined. Set aside for 10 minutes to curdle. This creates a vegan 'buttermilk'. Step 3- In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Mix well to combine. Step 4- Add the melted coconut oil to the 'buttermilk' and whisk to combine. Step 5- Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until a smooth batter. Step 6- On top of the cookie base, fill the cupcake cases 3/4 full with the batter. Make sure to tap the tins on the worktop to remove any air bubbles. Step 7- Pop the cakes into the preheated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes. You will know they are done when you put a knife or skewer in and it comes out clean and they are springy to the touch. Step 8- Place the cupcakes on a cooling rack and allow to cool fully. Once cool, pop them into a sealed container to keep them fresh before frosting/decorating. Fill the core (optional) Step 1- Using an apple corer, core the middle of the cupcakes. Step 2- Add peanut butter into a piping bag and pipe some into each cupcake. To make the frosting Step 1- Cream the butter in a bowl, on high speed until creamy. I use my stand mixer with the balloon whisk attachment. Step 2- When your butter/margarine is creamy & light in colour, add in the icing sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla bean paste/extract. Whizz together until fluffy & fully combined. Add a splash of dairy-milk if the buttercream is too thick. Step 3- Transfer the buttercream into a piping bag fitted with an open star tip nozzle. Step 4- Pipe a swirl of buttercream onto each cupcake. To decorate, I drizzled over some chocolate sauce and added on whole and crushed peanuts. Serve these cupcakes fresh or store in a sealed container in or out of the fridge, the buttercream will firm up at room temperature. Best eaten within a few days. PIN ME Shop the whole 'DeDietrich' range here. This is a paid collaboration with DeDietrich. A huge thank you to DeDietrich for collabing on this recipe with me! Discover De Dietrich on social media Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/dedietrich_app/ Twitter- https://twitter.com/DeDietrichABD Youtube- https://www.youtube.com/user/UKDeDietrich Make sure you follow me on my social media My Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/thelittleblogofvegan/ Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/littleblogofvegan/ Twitter- https://twitter.com/BlogofVegan I would love to see your take on my recipes. Tag me on social media using the hashtag #Blogofvegan #thelittleblogofvegan All of my social media links are in the side bar...come and say hi! Share and follow me for more yummy posts to come!