Cappuccino Cupcakes

Cappuccino Cupcakes

Ingredients


2 c flour, all-purpose
1 1/2 c organic unbleached sugar
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 c Baking Butter (or prune puree 1/4 c vegetable oil
1/4 c apple sauce
1/4 c soy yogurt
1/4 c instant coffee granules — (espresso powder)
1/2 c water — warmed
2 t vanilla extract
1 1/2 c vegan whipped cream (1 2/4 c soymilk, 2/3 c melted margarine - 80% fat is best)


Method



  1. Heat oven to 350 F.

  2. Lightly coat 18 standard-size muffin c with nonstick cooking spray.

  3. Dissolive espresso powder in warm water and set aside.

  4. Whisk together flour, organic unbleached sugar, cocoal powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.

  5. Sitr together baking butter (or prune paste), oil, apple sauce, soy yogurt, dissolved espresso and vanilla in a large bowl.

  6. Stir in the flour mixture just until blended.

  7. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups, filling each c about halfway full.

  8. Bake in 350 F. oven 17 to 20 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched.

  9. Cool cupcakes in pan for 3 minutes.

  10. Turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.

  11. Just before serving, frost each cupcake with a tablespoonful of whipped topping. Sprinkle with cocoa powder through a fine-mesh seive.