Moist Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Mocha Icing

If you’re seeking a desert to compliment the delicious Holiday Dinner we cooked up in our first entry, look no further. I tested this recipe on quite a few ‘regular’ people (those who don’t have the unfortunate sensitive stomach issues) and they all agreed it was delicious. The icing was a huge hit! I will definitely be using this icing recipe in the future. This is a quick and easy recipe that doesn’t require many ingredients, thanks to a pre packaged gluten free mix. Due to a late night of Intervention episodes on Slice, I hit the snooze button a few too many times this morning, Jen was kind enough to grab me a gluten free flour mix in a box instead of the usual DIY method. She purchased a yellow cake mix for $9.99 at Winners made by ‘1 2 3 Gluten Free’. The box asked for 1 cup butter, 6 eggs, 2 cups sugar and 2 cups milk however we substituted the milk with unsweetened soy milk and the butter for vegan margarine. I also used the vegan margarine in the frosting, see detailed recipe below:

Moist Yellow Cupcakes:

1 package Yummy Yellow Cake Mix,
1 cup vegan margarine
2 cups sugar (to substitute agave for sugar, use 1 1/2 cups agave and reduce milk to 4 Tbsp. Cakes will bake in approx half the time),
6 large eggs, room temperature (an egg free recipe using ground flaxseed is available on their website).
2 cups soy milk

1. Preheat oven to 350, line cupcake pans with 24 cupcake wrappers.
2. Place margarine and sugar in bowl. Beat well until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well.
3. Add cake mix and soy milk to bowl. Mix until smooth. Scrape sides and bottom of mixing bowl with spatula. Mix again until light and fluffy (approx 3 minutes).
4. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (approx 20 minutes).
5. Cool cakes completely before frosting.

Gluten Free Vanilla yellow cupcake with Chocolate Mocha Icing

Chocolate Mocha Icing:

3 cups confectioner’s sugar
2 tbs cocoa powder
2 tbs vegan margarine
1/4 cup cold black coffee
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
2. Add the margarine and beat until smooth.
3. Add cold coffee and vanilla and mix until fluffy, if you want a firmer consistency add more confectioner’s sugar.

Try out this  flour alternative, it’s been tested on regular human subjects who all claimed they could hardly tell the difference.

Yummy Yellow Cake Mix 1 2 3 Gluten Free

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