It is almost St. Patrick’s Day! The perfect time to color everything you love to eat green. And as much of you would know – I love green food!
What do you have planned for this time of year? Green cookies, cakes, smoothies, icing? I made mini trifles!
These cute little mason jars were made for my mom and her friends for their last game of Bridge. Apparently my moms three friends loved both the presentation AND the actual taste of the cupcakes. So I am pretty sure I did well for their last get together before mom moves to South Africa!
- 2 cups (240 ml) non-dairy milk (soy, almond, rice)
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 ½ cups (300 grams) granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup (150 ml) vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups (250 grams) unbleached all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 2 tins Betty Crocker Buttercream Icing
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit (175C).
In a large bowl, whisk together the non-dairy milk and vinegar. Let stand for about 5 minutes.
Add the sugar, oil, and vanilla extract, and whisk together until the mixture becomes frothy.
Sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk together until the flour mixture disappears.
Divide the batter evenly in 3 bowls and add green food coloring to each until one bowl has light green batter, the other is a medium green, and the last is a dark green.
Now divide the colorful batter amongst several cupcake cups (I was able to make 24 cupcakes) and bake for 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Cool the cupcake tin on wire racks for about 15 minutes. Then remove cupcakes from tin and allow to cool further (to make cupcakes cool thoroughly, rip cupcakes in half and keep on wire rack)
Wash and dry your mason jars and place darkest cupcakes at the base of the mason jar and layer with icing. Place medium colored green cupcake half in the middle and top with icing, then top the jar with the light green cupcake chunks with a dollop of green icing.
Seal lid and deliver to rightful person.
Best part about these cupcakes are that they are vegan while the Betty Crocker icing is vegetarian! Yay Betty Crocker!
Not everyone celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in the Netherlands and as my moms friends are all Dutch I decided to just draw a funky four leaf clover on the front with a simple message to enjoy. They definitely loved it!
So if you’re a fan of St. Patrick’s Day but do not like to drink enough alcohol to need a liver transplant (as if one day of drinking can truly do that), then this is definitely something to think about. Plus your children can enjoy the green cupcakes as well!
As they say in Ireland: Bain sult as do bhéile
(Enjoy your meal in English)