First I made vegan cheez-its, now I made vanilla coke cupcakes with cherry vanilla frosting.Perhaps I am suicidal, or just enjoying buying new pants, for if I keeping making such treats, I will surely need new pants.
I could say I am just making myself into a smaller scale living, breathing model of Olympus Mons, one of Jupiter’s satellites.I think it is Jupiter, I could be wrong.Maybe one of you kind souls could in-fact tell me, or perhaps, I could just google it.Fuck that, I will just assume I got it right.
You see, with making such deliciousness, I may be a bit braggy.Or cocky.But, whatever! They are tasty.And yes, I just kind of said cock.Sue me.
Alright, alright, I will get to the recipe.First off, when I was but a young, happy, bouncy child, whenever I had a bit of a tummy ache , my mama would give me cola syrup.I am not sure it ever worked, but I certainly enjoyed drinking it more then that pink nightmare, pepto- dismal.Play on words intended.
I think you could use that, it is found in a drug store, if you ask.Or, you can order one online from numerous places.It is basically the cola, without the fizz.
- 2 cups of flour.
- 3 tablespoons of cola syrup.
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla.
- Half a cup of sugar.
- Teaspoon of baking powder.
- Teaspoon of baking soda.
- A couple pinches of salt.
- 1/2 cup of Earth Balance.
- Tablespoon or two of soy milk, you will see when you get there.
Firstly, let us get this cupcake party started by grabbing a couple bowls.In one, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.In number two; Blend the Earth Balance and the sugar.Once that is done, add your vanilla, and cola syrup.
Now, slowly mix in the flour, adding a bit of soy milk as you go.Do not over do it, but make sure you have a nice wet batter, but not too wet! That make no sense? Yeah, it does not, whatever.
You should have already put your little cup cake liners in your cupcake pan, but if not, do that now.
Pour, spoon, drop, whatever, your batter into the liners, about 3/4th of the way up.
Bake them in your oven at 350 degrees, for about 15 minutes.You can check them with a toothpick.You know the drill with that, I hope.
- 1/4th cup plus one tablespoon of Earth Balance.
- 1/4th cup plus one tablespoon of Vegetable shortening.
- 2-3 cups of confectioners sugar.
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla.
- 2 tablespoons of cherry juice.
Okay, I am not good at frosting things, first of all.So if you plan on judging my poor skills in the frosting world;Screw you.Second, I kind of made this frosting up as I went with the cherry, so if yo have a better idea, go for it.Though, I really did enjoy the frosting.
Anyways…Blend your shortening and Earth Balance, then put in your vanilla syrup, as well as the cherry juice.I just took mine from the jar my cherries came in.Is that cheating? Maybe.
Now, mix in the sugar, one cup at a time, blending well.It should slowly become nice and creamy.I hate that phrase, but I suppose it works here.
You could add a little soy milk if you wished, I did not,but you could.I frosted the cooled cupcakes, then topped them with cherries to make them look pretty.I know, very artistic.
These came out well, with just a nice hint , but not an overbearing taste of pop in them.That is probably good, as I am not sure my mind and soul could take a cupcake that fully tasted like vanilla cola.