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Vegan Coconut Cupcakes

What you need: 

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon white vinegar

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Fill cupcake pan with liners. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, coconut, baking soda, and salt. Add in the rest of the ingredients, adding the vinegar last. Stir until well combined.
2. Pour into cupcake liners and bake 30 minutes or until centers come out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
3. Frost with your favorite vegan buttercream frosting. Decorate with freshly toasted coconut.
My favorite vegan buttercream frosting:
I sifted some icing sugar into a bowl and added some vegan margarine (earth balance) and mixed until smooth. To get a creamier consistency, I added a couple of tablespoons of coconut milk. I then split the icing up into 2 bowls for 1/2 chocolate and 1/2 vanilla buttercream. Into one, I added a teaspoon of vanilla and into the other, I sifted a large amount of cocoa powder and mixed well with a bit more coconut milk. These are delicious either way!

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These were AWESOME!!!  I have eaten two of them since they came out of the oven three hours ago.  My three year old also loved them.  Anyone who loves coconut will gobble these guys up.  I also liked that the cake part wasn't too sweet.  The buttercream frosting was great, too!  I did get a big of a sugar buzz from tasting it to make sure it was just right !




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