Week 4 of Reddit’s 52 Weeks of Baking Challenge was frostings and/or fillings. I confess I am not a big frosting fan. The first thing I do with a cupcake or a piece of birthday cake is surgically separate the sugary, icky icing from the edible part of the treat. Nevertheless, I wanted to try to make a tasty frosting. I had great success with the chocolate ganache recipe in Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World so I chose another from that book for this challenge: the cream cheese frosting. Because I don’t have much of a taste for icing/frosting I didn’t know what to pair this with. Pumpkin and cream cheese seem to go together so I went with the pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes also from that cookbook. I have made them several times before and they are fantastic.
First step: Gather the ingredients.
Ready to bake.
Cooling the cupcakes.
Whipping up the frosting.
And the finished product!
The cream cheese frosting was tasty after all, the cupcakes were great, and the two together were pretty good. The combination definitely grew on me but I’m still not sure. Maybe it’s just too many different flavors with the chocolate chips in the mix? Maybe I am just not a frosting person? Cute Husband took the bulk of them to work where they were happily eaten.
You can find the cream cheese frosting recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World here. I encourage you to try the cupcakes found here. The cupcake part doesn’t even require a hand mixer! Easy and delicious every time.