pumpkin potluck

Made these cupcakes last night at midnight for a vegan potluck 🎃 Pumpkin spice cupcakes with cinnamon “cream cheese” frosting. Dusted with cinnamon sugar.

Cupcakes:
1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
1 ¼ cups sugar
¼ cup coconut sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
(Or ½ tsp nutmeg & ginger, ¼ tsp allspice & cloves)
1 ¼ cup pureed pumpkin (fresh or from a can)
1 1/8 cup coconut milk (cream)
½ cup cashew milk
½ cup vegetable oil

Bake at 350 for ~18 minutes. Should be springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted should come out clean. (Allow to cool completely before icing)

Frosting:
½ cup vegan butter
¼ cup vegetable shortening
1 cup Daiya cream cheese
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
4 cups icing sugar (more or less depending on how sweet you like it)

writingcyan  asked:

I'm doing a Vegan Challenge this month (non-vegans sign up to eat vegan and get access to a special Facebook group with recipes and daily mini-challenges, and a personal mentor who helps answer questions and overcome difficulties in adapting to a vegan diet). I made a vegan snickers cake for the night shift at work. It was a great hit! I'm eyeing a recipe for vegan chocolate muffins now. Eating vegan is both more and less healthy than my previous diet - I love the desserts too much! :p

THAT’S AWESOME!!!! OH MY GOD!! I’m so glad to hear your cake was a hit! (When I worked in the office everyone ate up my buffalo cauliflower bites and my chocolate pumpkin truffles at potlucks lol no joke)

Also I feel you there lmao I *love* my vegan desserts. I was kinda “eh” about doughnuts before I went vegan, and now I’m a vegan doughnut monster (you know Voodoo Doughnuts in Denver is going to be on my to-do list).

Is there a place my followers can go to if they’re interested in taking part in your vegan challenge? Or just go to your blog? That is so cool and I’m pretty much bouncing with excitement lol Let me know if you need any additional help with it! Though it sounds like you’ve got it under control ;)

Originally posted by the-dodo

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