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Guess what I discovered this week? Spotify’s radio station “The Best Emo Songs of All Time”. I’m absolutely dying right now! I was all about the emo music in high school. I used to listen to Dashboard Confession and Brand New ad nauseam. This was pre-Ipod days, though. I remember sitting on the bus (ugh, if I never have to ride another bus, I’ll die happy) with my CD player and I’d listen to whichever CD I had over and over again. I saw Get Up Kids, Ataris and MXPX live in concert and I’m pretty sure my life was complete when MXPX played GSF live. Ok…maybe I still have a rather large soft spot in my heart for emo music (and Chris Carrabba…) I clearly need to get an Iphone just so I can carry this radio station with me everywhere!

Know what else I discovered this week that has nothing to do with my questionable taste in music (I actually made a Spotify playlist with Drake, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift…who am I?)? That this is Wicked Vegan’s 100th post!! YEAH! I was going to post a quesadilla for this post but I realized, um…a quesadilla isn’t celebratory at all. I need some sprinkles up in this joint!

Enter, the single-serving funfetti cupcake.

Single-Serving Funfetti Cupcake
from Chocolate Covered Katie
yields one cupcake

  • 3 tbsp flour (I used regular all purpose but you could use almost anything: whole wheat, pastry, spelt, etc.)
  • heaping 1/16th tsp salt
  • 1tbsp applesauce, oil, pre-melted vegan butter, or a combo (I used coconut because it’s all I had. You could definitely taste the coconut, which was delicious, just warning you)*
  • 1tbsp plus 1 tsp liquid (milk of choice, or water)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp sprinkles (or more or less, as desired)
  • Sweetener (Try 1 tbsp sugar or 1 packet stevia. If you use liquid sweetener, cut back on the other liquid.)

*Note: CCK says “subbing all the oil in a recipe for applesauce will give you a gummier result. Still yummy, but much denser than your traditional cupcake with oil.”

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the ingredients and pour into an oiled (or sprayed) muffin pan. Smooth top of batter. Cook for 12-15ish minutes.

For the “frosting”, I was out of Earth Balance so a traditional butter cream was out. Plus, I wanted something fast to go with the recipe. So I just melted about an 1/8th cup of chocolate chips with a tsp of peanut butter in the microwave then swirled my cupcake in it. YUM!

 This came together so fast! I had all the ingredients and it was in the oven in within 5-10 minutes. It totally hit the spot for a fast sweet treat and the best part? You aren’t stuck with a dozen cupcakes! It’s perfect for a cheat day if you’re dieting cause you don’t have to worry about the left overs

For me? I found it perfect for when I was blasting emo music and  eating my emotions regarding my relationship limbo and uncertain future. Cupcakes make everything better. =)

You should be warned that Wicked Vegan’s 1 year birthday is coming up. As is, my birthday and the first day of fall. Expect a few more celebratory cupcakes!

Best part of this post? As I was writing this, Spotify let me know I can post a playlist on a blog. It’s like they know me! So, here’s your playlist for your single cupcake adventures!

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Funfetti Cake Balls

 

 

PATS ARE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL!!

I’m so excited! I can’t say it’s because of their stellar performance, though. Where the hell were their heads during that game? We have to give a special kudos to the Ravens’ kicker, Cundiff. Without him, who knows if we would have made it to the superbowl! And of course, my Dad’s man, Welker. Definitely caught a good portion of those catches. And he was all smiley the entire time. Love him!

I’m sorry…I know not everyone is a football fan but we’re going to the super bowl!

So in preparation for the game, I’m hoping that this week and next week I will be able to give you some recipes you can serve when you have all of your closest friends over for the game! Last week, I posted a BBQ chili recipe, which would be great if you are hosting. Its yummy enough for all your vegan and non-vegan friends a like.

Today, I’m giving you funfetti cake balls. I was hoping to show you these last Friday but, er, I had some issues making them. For instance, I cooked the sprinkles into the cake my first time around and well, the cake balls turned out a lovely gray color.

yeah…that doesn’t work for me. I want color in my cake!

Funfetti Cake Balls

cake
adapted from How Sweet Eats

  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance vegan butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Ener-G eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add “eggs” and vanilla and beat until combined.

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add half of the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add the milk. Once mixed, add remaining dry ingredients.

Bake in 9″ round pan for 30-35 minutes.

Allow to cool completely.

Cake Balls

  • 1 batch of the above cake (or any vegan yellow/white cake)
  • 1/8 c. vegan condensed milk (I followed the steps I used to make the almond joy cake balls, except I used vanilla Silk soy milk this time and it was so yummy! You don’t have to use soy milk but definitely used vanilla flavored non-dairy milk)
  • Place the 1/8c. of condensed milk into a 1/2 c and fill the rest with Vanilla Soy milk. (This recipe is halved from the almond joy cake balls so the liquid ingredients are kind of wonky).
  • 1/3 cup of colorful sprinkles
  • 1/2 bag of vegan chocolate chips
  • 1-2 TBSP of vegetable shortening

Crumble the cooled cake into a large bowl. Add the vanilla soy milk and the condensed soy milk to the bowl. With your hands, mix the ingredients in the bowl together until they are well combined. Add the sprinkles in last and mix them well into the dough. Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Chill for 1 hour.

Melt the chocolate and vegetable shortening in a double boiler on the stove.* Roll the chilled cake balls in melted chocolate and place back on the parchment paper. Return to the fridge until read to serve.

*I used a decent amount of shortening in the chocolate because I really wanted to thin it out. The first batch I made, when the cake turned out gray, also had too much chocolate. The dark chocolate overwhelmed the cake so I wanted to just put a very thin coating on it. If you have vegan white chocolate, I would definitely advise using that. I haven’t been able to find any so I just used the semi-sweet.

I love how these are all black and white and then you bite into them and its all…WHAHBAM hello color! Ok…these picture don’t do them complete justice. But I certainly couldn’t bite into all of my cake balls until I found a good picture-worthly one! Trust me, they’re awesome…

So you could make these into balls like I did above or, if you want to get super fancy for the superbowl, you can make them into footballs!

Aren’t they so cute?! ok…I know…these aren’t the best footballs. I actually got this idea as I was rolling the cake calls out so there wasn’t a whole lot of preplanning involved, like 5 seconds of preplanning. If I did them again, I would probably pipe the stitching on so it looked cleaner but I worked with what I had at the time!

If you aren’t trying to make these vegan, you could also use the Wilton’s colored chocolate discs they sell at Michaels and dunk these in Red or Blue for the Pats. If you use those, you won’t need the vegetable shortening. OR, if you could find red and blue sprinkles, you could do the sprinkles in Pats colors. That would actually be really cute while still staying vegan!

I had too much fun with taking these pictures…

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