Monday, August 10, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday

Today is my blogs
1st Birthday.

One year ago today
I decided to start a blog.

I celebrated
by baking cupcakes.

Cookies 'N' Cream Cupcakes

1 cup milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup crushed Oreo Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup crushed Oreo Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin pan with paper liners.

Whisk together the milk and vinegar in a large bowl, and set aside for a few minutes to curdle. Add the sugar, oil, vanilla extract and almond extract and beat till foamy. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to wet ingredients and beat until no lumps remain (or very few remain).

Mix into cupcake batter 1 cup of coarsely chopped Oreo Cookies.

Pour into liners, filling each with 1/4 cup of batter. Bake 18-22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely before frosting.

For frosting, cream butter until smooth and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Add milk and vanilla, mix to combine. Add confectioners’ sugar 1/2 cup at a time and mix until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes total. Add crushed Oreo Cookies and mix well.

Recipe adapted from "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World"

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