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Vegan banana & peanut butter cupcakes

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Employ some clever tricks to achieve a dairy-free bake – egg-free mayonnaise, almond milk and margarine fit the bill
Ingredients:

  • 240g self-raising flour
  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 240g egg-free mayonnaise
  • 2 large or 3 small ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 25g vegan dark chocolate chip
  • 80g vegan margarine
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 25ml vegan milk (we used almond milk)
  • 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 31⁄2. Line muffin tins with 16 cases. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, 1⁄2 tsp salt and bicarbonate of soda. In a second bowl or a jug, mix the mayonnaise, mashed bananas and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix with a spoon until just combined (don’t overmix or your cupcakes will be heavy). Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake for 20 mins.
  2. When the cupcakes come out of the oven, sprinkle the chocolate chips over – they will melt and then harden again, so don’t touch them.
  3. For the icing, combine the vegan margarine and icing sugar in an electric mixer, then add the vegan milk and continue to mix on a slow speed until completely combined. Turn the mixer up and combine for a further 3 mins. Finally, stir in the peanut butter. Pipe or simply spread the icing on top of the cakes. Store in an airtight container and eat within 2 days.

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