everybody likes cupcakes: vegan chocolate cupcakes

My cold is nearing the two week mark and I’m so not thrilled at its take on longevity. Ugh. I did manage to have a lovely birthday and thank you all for your well-wishes!! Cornelius did make me a cake — a very yummy (and very edible) chocolate and coconut cake which we proceed to gobble up with a side of coffee ice cream. Yummers. The day was spent riding our bikes to Granville Island with a picnic that included some delicious organic strawberries, my favorite oka cheese, a sourdough bagette and some delicious nitrate-free farmer’s sausage from Oyama. Cornelius even accompanied me to my bowling tournament, where my good friend Kristen made me some vegan chocolate and vanilla frosted cupcakes and the beer did not stop flowing. Despite my cold, I managed to bowl well above my pitiful average and score 180 in my 2nd game. Whoooo! I can’t wait until next month when my friend Dan and I will co-chair the birthday activities with a bar & bike tour. I will definitely have a tupperware container filled with Guinness cupcakes for sure and continue the birthday vibes all summer long!

Although I didn’t make the cupcakes Kristen brought to bowling, I did give her the recipe a few years ago and it’s been her favorite ever since. A few years ago, i directed/shot/starred in a short student film featuring this very secret cupcake recipe. Yes, just me, some lights, some cheap set dec, my camera and me cooking — all at the same time. The video is sadly no longer online, but the recipe is here and super delicious. Enjoy!

7 comments to “everybody likes cupcakes: vegan chocolate cupcakes”

  1. 1
    Rachel   May 12, 2006 at 11:54 am

    i love that video!! so fun.

  2. 2
    Joe   May 12, 2006 at 12:59 pm

    Happy B-day! That video was great!

  3. 3
    Shionge   May 13, 2006 at 8:39 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday! 😀

  4. 4
    kickpleat   May 19, 2006 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks guys!!

  5. 5
    Anonymous   July 22, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Oooh, I’ve been making that cake since the 90’s and never thought to use the batter for cupcakes. It’s such a delicious, moist, and EASY cake. Thanks for the great idea!

  6. 6
    Emily   February 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    what kind of vinegar?

  7. 7
    kickpleat   February 2, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Emily, white vinegar or apple cider vinegar is fine here.

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