mercoledì 17 aprile 2013

white chocolate raspberries cupcakes


The weather of these days has been crazy and honestly a bit worrying: 10 degrees in two days isn't normal. But, to be more honest, I can't help being happy about this beautiful sun..I was really fed up with cold and greyness! So, to celebrate the arrival of spring (finally!) I baked this colorful and fresh babies.. Made with fresh raspberries, white chocolate and Spalmarisella cream cheese. Here's to you the recipe:)

serves 12 cupcakes

white chocolate cupcakes 
1 cup soy milk
1 tsp apple vinagre
1/3 cup oil*
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup flour 00
1/3 vegan white chocolate, grated
1 tsp baking powder
2/3 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt

raspberry frosting
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup vegan cream cheese**
2 1/2 cup confectioners sugar****
3/4 cup raspberries 
1/3 vegan cup white chocolate

for garnish
fresh raspberries

the most tastless you can find.
**I usually use Spalmarisella and Soyananda: both delicious! I absolutely DON'T like Tofutti.
***It depends on your taste, if you prefer something not too sweet then is better using just 2 (or 1 1/2) cups.


to make the cakes
Preheat the oven to 180° C (350 degrees F), line cupcake pan with 12 cupcake liners. In a large bowl, whisk milk and vinagre and let them chill for a few minutes. Add sugar, oil,  and vanilla essence to the soy milk and beat until a bit foamy. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, grated white chocolate, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the dry mixture to the wet one in two batches, and beat until no large lumps remain. 
to make the frosting
First of all, smash the raspberries with an electric mixer and melt the white chocolate in a double boiler (bagnomaria). Cream margarine and cream cheese together with a stand mixer (if you don't have one doesn't matter because a simple bowl and a fork work as well. Just be patient! ) Then add to the mixture: half of the sugar, the raspberries "sauce", the melted chocolate and beat. Add the rest of sugar and beat again, until everything is well incorporated.

2 commenti:

  1. Wow so cool! You're the best :)))

  2. I'm loving this raspberry kick you're on. :) We have vary vines growing in the graden and it's lovely to use them in treats like this.
    Thank you for this recipe. :)