Sunday, December 09, 2007

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World



They don't look as good as the ones in the book, but they tasted pretty yummy. I love the texture thanks to Oreo (yes the ones here are vegan) pieces mixed into the chocolate batter. My only issue is that I can't seem to find American style shortening and replacing it with margarine just doesn't seem to cut it.

What are other Aussies using for shortening?

And which ones should I make next?

7 comments:

paul said...

I have the same problem - I use margarine instead, which (as you say) isn't quite right for the job.

cristy said...

That was Cristy (not Paul) by the way - I didn't realise that he was still logged in...

Cindy said...

Those look delicious, Kristy! I haven't discovered any veg shortening either but will let you know if I do.

kristy said...

Thanks Cindy!

Cristy, thats ok, I've done that before with Mr T's login too. Have you made any of the recipes from the cookbook? Any that your recommend?

Claire said...

Those cupcakes were amazing!

And I thought that whatever you used for the icing was pretty yummy. In-fact I wish you hadn't left the bowl of icing with me because I started eating it out of the bowl with a spoon....but managed to stop myself before I became ill from all that sugar. :)

kristy said...

I forgot about all that icing.T sometimes eats leftover icing on bread which I think is pretty gross.

I'm trying to work out how I sneak cupcakes into the bar for your birthday. But I don't think I can, so we will just have to name another weekend as your second birthday and I'll make them for that ;-)

Buttons said...

try "copha". it's vegetable shortening, and in the fridge section of the supermarket, along with margarine etc.