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My boyfriend recently celebrated his 30th birthday.  I love baking and pretty much any holiday, family/friend visit, Tuesday night is an excuse for me to bake something from scratch.  But birthdays are an especially big deal.  Birthdays mean cake and candles and piped icing and sprinkles and maybe a peace sign shaped cake mold.  The last thing I think about when making a birthday cake is using dairy free products.  What good is a birthday cake if it doesn’t involve an obscene amount of butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar???!!  Vegan birthday cake posed a real challenge.

BUT the birthday boy gets what the birthday boy wants.  Vegan cake was the name of the game and I was eyeing a few vegan red velvet cupcake recipes.  I found one that looked like it would produce pretty authentic results and came thiiiiiis close to buying the ingredients.  But at the last minute I choked.  I’ve mentioned before how much the fake dairy products skeeve me out.  I’m sorry vegans, I don’t mean to be offensive but seriously.  I just can’t quite deal with the taste/texture of the fake cheese and dairy products.  I was aware that Duncan Hines icings were dairy free and knew that I could use an egg replacer to make the DH red velvy cake mix vegan friendly.  And that is precisely what I did.   I really do kind of hate myself for wimping out and using the boxed, preservative-filled, chock full o’ GMO crap.

I followed the instructions on the box and substituted Ener-G Foods Egg Replacer for the 3 eggs the instructions called for.  The cupcakes came out tasting quite good and the only difference I really noticed was that for some reason the cake didn’t stick to the paper holders.  A nifty trick I learned recently is to whip your canned frosting before piping.  This incorporates air and increases the volume of the icing making it go a long way.  Especially because you’re using more icing per cucake when you pipe than you probably would use if you just spread it on with a knife.  End results were pretty if not actually homemade.  Next time I won’t shy away from the challenge of dairy free frosting.  Next time IT’S ON!

 

 

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