Black Swan Cupcakes! Vegan Chocolate and Vanilla.

I'm loving my vegan Black Swan Cupcakes I created to celebrate the upcoming Academy Awards festivities. Because real ballerinas eat cupcakes.

Black and White. Good and Evil. Dark and Light. Which swan/cupcake are you? Double chocolate for the black swans out there and double vanilla for the gentle white swans. Or maybe you are feeling a bit twisted like Natalie did in the movie. Go with a choco-vanilla swirl. I dare you.

Black and White Cupcakes
vegan, makes one dozen

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup vanilla soy yogurt
1 1/4 cups vanilla hemp (or soy) milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Add-in for cocoa cupcakes:
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp instant coffee

Vanilla Frosting:
3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup soy cream cheese
1/2 cup vegan buttery spread
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Add-in for chocolate frosting:
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 Tbsp instant coffee
1/3 cup melted chocolate chips

toppings: coconut and white sprinkles, chocolate shreds/sprinkles


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line or thoroughly grease your cupcake tin.

2. Cream together your vegan butter, cream cheese, vanilla, salt and coconut milk for your frosting. Add in the sugar and continue beating until the mixture is smooth. Divide the white frosting into two separate bowls. Add the chocolate add-in ingredients to the second bowl – (gently melt the chocolate chips before folding in). Place both frosting bowls in the fridge to chill for at least an hour.

3. Mix up by hand, your white cupcake batter. Divide the batter into two bowls, and in the second bowl, add in the chocolate batter additions (cocoa powder, coffee). Fill your cupcake tine. You can do swirled colors, straight-up colors or a fun mix of all.

4. Bake your cupcakes at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes. Or until the edges start to brown.

5. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

6. Frost cupcakes, add cocoa shreds and coconut shreds as you’d like.

Enjoy more photos below!..

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