This week’s Reddit’s 52 Weeks of Baking Challenge is flower decoration. I made these chai latte cupcakes I’ve been eyeing for a while. I attempted some flower decorations on top using cinnamon vanilla buttercream frosting.
I followed this recipe from the vegan cupcake bible, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. The author is a genius. I never would have thought I could put tea in a cupcake! I didn’t have any soy yogurt in the house so I used a 1/2 cup of unsweetened apple sauce instead and that seemed to work out just fine. I followed this recipe for buttercream frosting that I’ve used before and added a 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to the confectioner’s sugar to complement the spices in the cupcake.
These cupcakes taste wonderful. I love the cinnamon frosting and I’m really picky about frosting. If you like the spices in a chai latte, you’ll think these are a real treat.
I decorated them this morning, ate one (for quality control purposes, of course), and brought the rest to poor Cute Husband and his coworkers who are stuck at work on a Saturday. They rated the cupcakes two thumbs up!