Thursday, November 22, 2012

Vegan Jelly-Doughnut Cupcakes

Here's another recipe from the Veganomicon cookbook.  These cupcakes are delicious!  I used peach jam, blackberry jam, and chocolate chips.  Yum!


- 1 cup soy milk (I used almond)
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (I used whole wheat)
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup jam or preserves
- 2 Tbsp confectioner's sugar
Pour the milk, vinegar and cornstarch into a cup and set aside.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Pour the soy milk, vinegar and cornstarch into a measuring cup and set aside. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper cupcake liners. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Create a well in the center if the flour to pour your wet ingredients into. Stir the soy milk mixture with a fork to dissolve the cornstarch, then pour into the flour mixture. Add the oil, granulated sugar, and vanilla. Stir until well combined. Fill the cupcake liners about 3/4 full with batter. Place a heaping teaspoonful of jam on the center of each cupcake. You don’t need to press down in the jam or do anything else; the baking will take care of all of that and it will sink in. Bake for 21 to 23 minutes. You can’t really do a toothpick test here because of the jelly filling, but the cupcakes should be done by this point. The tops should be firm. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on wire racks. Once cooled, set them someplace cool and dry. and eave uncovered. It it’s winter, leave them in your coldest room. If it’s summer, leave them somewhere air-conditioned, if possible. If it’s not possible, don’t sweat it–just don’t leave them anywhere very warm. Let them sit overnight and preferably up to 24 hours. This will make the tops dry and a little bit crispy and more donutlike. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar (using a sifter if you have one).  Serve with coffee.  -Veganomicon

I made them right in the pan since I was out of cupcake liners.  Next time I will use the liners because the jam causes the cupcakes to stick to the pan.  Still tasted great though! 
Happy Thanksgiving!  


  1. Yes, and they are coming to the party today!

  2. These look incredible! Thanks for sharing. I love finding great vegan recipes.

    <3 Melissa

  3. They are incredible! I'm sure you will love them. :)

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