Vegan Cran-Oreo Cupcakes - Yes Oreos Are Vegan!

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 12

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 6 finely chopped Oreo cookies
  • Cranberry sauce (see recipe here)

For the frosting:

  • 3/4 cup vegan butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Oreos, crushed (or ground in a food processor)
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 350 F / 175 C.
  • Grease two cupcake tins.
  • Combine¬†the almond milk and vinegar in a small bowl. Set aside to curdle.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder.
  • Add butter and vanilla extract to the almond milk mixture and combine.
  • Add the almond mixture to the flour mixture and combine thoroughly.
  • Fold in the chopped Oreos.
  • Pour batter into prepared tins and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Hollow¬†out the centers of the cupcakes (you can use an apple corer).
  • Spoon cranberry sauce into each cupcake.
  • For the frosting, combine 1 cup powdered sugar with vanilla extract and butter until fluffy.
  • Mix in the remaining sugar.
  • Fold about 2/3 of the crushed cookies into the mixture.
  • Transfer the frosting to a piping bag.
  • Applying even pressure, pipe frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.
  • Sprinkle the remaining crushed Oreos on top.
  • Serve and enjoy!