|'Green' Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting|
With St. Patrick’s Day festivities happening across the city I decided to join in the Irish cheer. Choosing a flavor for my “luck of the Irish” cupcakes was a challenge… I couldn’t decide whether to focus on incorporating beer, leprechauns, rainbows, shamrocks or that famous green color. Like a kid in the candy store I was stuck with too many choices and a decision to make. After much debate I finally decided on transforming a classic into a cupcake worthy of the Irish. Behold; Green Velvet Cupcakes
I came across this recipe for vegan red velvet cupcakes over on macandcheesereview. Normally I’m not a fan of red velvet cupcakes, I find the food coloring gives it a chemically taste. But nevertheless I decided to give these cupcakes a whirl in the name of a little St. Patrick’s Day themed fun.
- Follow the directions from the macandcheesereview link
- Swap the red food coloring for green
- Bake as per the instructions
In hindsight I probably would have used a different color green food dye.... these turned out a little dark and brownish looking.
|"Green" Velvet Cupcakes|
Any cream cheese frosting will do for these cupcakes or simply substitute cream cheese for the shortening in your typical vanilla buttercream recipe.
- ½ cup margarine
- ½ cup vegan cream cheese (I used the tofutti brand)
- 4 cups Icing sugar
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- Set out margarine and cream cheese to come to room temperature
- Blend Margarine and cream cheese together until smooth
- Slowly incorporate icing sugar until well combined
- Add vanilla
|Topped with Sprinkles|
I garnished these with green sprinkles to add to my St. Patty’s day theme. You could also make these multiple colors to create a rainbow or stick with the traditional classic red theme for any other occasion.
Unfortunately I do have class tonight and won’t be able to celebrate with the rest of the world. No worries thou, I planned ahead! I won't completely miss out on the good ol’ Irish cheer. I’m hosting a Post-Patty’s Day Celebration tomorrow that these little guys will be perfect for.
How are you celebrating your St. Patrick’s day?