Red Velvet Cupcakes With Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting

These decadent vegan red velvet cupcakes with peppermint cream cheese frosting are ready for any party–perfect for birthdays, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day or Fourth of July! So festive, moist, and delicious.

Merry Christmas! It’s Jen from Bakerette.com and I’m excited to be posting today on Made From Pinterest. How lucky can I be to say hello to you on Christmas day?

These decadent vegan red velvet cupcakes with peppermint cream cheese frosting are ready for any party. Bakerette.com (dairy free, vegan, vegetarian)

Can you believe Christmas is already here?

It’s no secret that Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. It’s my favorite because it’s so festive with lights gleaming, music streaming, people smiling, and trees sparkling.

And what about all of that Christmas music? My Pandora is set to “Frank Sinatra (Holiday) Radio”. I heart all of the old-time Christmas music–Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Ella Fitgerald, Perry Como, Carpenters, and Elvis Presley. My ring tones are “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas”. Love.

Oh, and I can’t forget about all of the drooling desserts! All kinds of cookies grace my kitchen, like Coconut, Walnut and Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies, Snowball Cookies, Pistachio Sugar Cookies, and more.

Decadent vegan red velvet cupcakes with peppermint cream cheese frosting are ready for any party. Bakerette.com (dairy free, vegan, vegetarian)

One of my favorite desserts to gift my neighbors are these Red Velvet Cupcakes With Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting!  They are so moist, delicious, and festive. You can make them for any party or festivities–they’re perfect for birthdays, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day or Fourth of July!

Decadent vegan red velvet cupcakes with peppermint cream cheese frosting are ready for any party. Bakerette.com (dairy free, vegan, vegetarian)

Have a merry Christmas!

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Red Velvet Cupcakes With Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 cupcakes
Ingredients
For Cupcakes
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar**
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
For Peppermint Frosting
  • 6 ounces cold vegan cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup cold vegan butter
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar
Instructions
For Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line cupcake tins with cupcake liners; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together soy milk and apple cider vinegar; let set for 5 minutes to curdle (this makes a dairy-free buttermilk). Whisk in oil and caster sugar.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and baking powder. Incorporate wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
  4. Add food coloring. For darker red cupcakes, add more food coloring, and less to make lighter red cupcakes.
  5. Divide batter between 12 baking cups filling them 3/4 of the way full.
  6. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick entered in the center of a cupcake comesout clean. Cool 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
For Peppermint Frosting
  1. With an electric mixer beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy. Add peppermint extract and continue beating. Slowly add in confectioner's sugar until frosting is stiff. If you need to add more, do so a little at a time until desired consistency is reached.
Notes
**Caster sugar is a super fine granulated sugar. It can be expensive to buy, so instead of buying it, make it. It's really easy to make. Place sugar in a food processor or blender. Pulse until it reaches a super-fine, but not powdery, consistency. Let it settle a moment before using in recipe. Because this sugar is so fine, it melts and gets incorporated into things much more quickly.

 Recipe adapted from One Green Planet

About Jen

Jen is owner, author, and creative mind behind Bakerette. Jen eats a vegan diet and recently converted Bakerette to a plant-based website that offers a smattering of healthful recipes! Jen is author of the cookbook Festive Feasts: Meals and Memories from Halloween to Christmas, which can be purchased online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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