Bourbon Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

These cupcakes will make you the star of the office or party. They are spongy and savory with a healthy dollop of sweet maple frosting to round it out to perfection

Cupcake Mix

• 3/4 cup soy milk
• 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
• 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 1/4 cup canola oil
• 2 1/2 tablespoons bourbon


• 1/4 cup melted vegan margarine
• 1 to 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
• 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• Soy milk
• 12 pecans

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Put cupcake liners in the muffin pan.
2. In a small bowl, mix milk and apple cider vinegar. Set to the side.
3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, flax, cinnamon, and salt.
4. In another large bowl, mix sugar, canola oil, bourbon, and the soy milk mixture. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir. Batter should be smooth.
5. Pour batter into cupcake liners. Each cupcake should be even (approximately 1/2 way filled). Bake cupcakes for approximately 12-15 minutes. Allow to cool before applying the frosting.
6. To make the frosting, combine butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar in a mixing bowl. Add more sugar and a dash of soy milk to make frosting smooth. Mix on low speed until frosting is thick and peaking.
7. When the cupcakes have cooled, top with frosting. Garnish with a pecan and enjoy!

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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