bubbles / cake mix / cupcake / easy to make / vegan

Speaking of bubbles…

Mimosa cupcakes are between daquiri and mojito cupcakes. Un-fancy frosting means they're made by Erin!

Easy Mimosa Cupcakes

orange cake:

one box yellow or vanilla cake mix*

orange juice

oil or butter, as per the mix’s recipe*

eggs*

orange zest or peel for garnish

*to veganize, check the ingredients on your cake mix (the consensus is Duncan Hines is ok), use oil, and an egg substitute or apple sauce.

to make the cake:

Prepare the cake mix according to the recipe, except use orange juice in lieu of 50% of the water called for in the recipe.  If you’re feeling feisty, you could use a 1-to-1 mix of champagne and orange juice and omit all the water.  Pour into cupcake liners and bake according to the mix’s instructions, removing from oven when a toothpick comes out clean.

champagne frosting:

3 1/4 cups confectioner’s sugar

1 cup butter

3 tbsp champagne

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

vegan champagne frosting:

1/2 cup vegan margarine**

3 cups confectioner’s sugar

3 tbsp champagne

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

** non hydrogenated!  Trans fats suck.

to make the frosting:

In a large bowl, cream together butter (or margarine) and confectioner’s sugar.  Add the champagne and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.  Apply to cool cupcakes, then garnish with orange zest or peel.

By Erin

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