Thank you so much for all your wonderfully kind comments on my previous post! By popular request, I made some whipped cream again and measured all the ingredients this time so I could share a recipe. I said I didn’t have a recipe before, because I always eyeball it, so…
Ha! Creepy eyeball cupcakes! These are chocolate cupcakes with whipped cream eyeballs and raspberry centers. The raspberries are filled with chocolate.
This vegan “whippy” cream is basically a very soft buttercream. There’s also a coconut milk whipped cream that I have made a couple of times and it was pretty terrific. I’ll make that again next month so I can share the recipe.
1/4 cup Earth Balance at room temperature (or whatever margarine you use)
1 to 2 tbsp maple syrup or agave
1/4 cup soy milk or other non dairy milk
1- Cream the EB with an electric mixer.
2- Mix in the syrup and vanilla.
3- Add about a half of the milk and mix on high until it doesn’t look lumpy anymore. You will need a pretty powerful mixer, not an industrial type but something with some power. I use this bad girl.
4- Gradually add the rest of the milk and mix on super-hyper hold-on-to-your-socks turbo-high until creamy and smooth. The whippy cream shouldn’t be liquid, so add the milk gradually and only as much as the Earth Balance will take without becoming too liquid.
This whippy cream is an off white color. If whiteness is a must, replace the syrup with confectioners sugar. This recipe makes enough cream for 6 eyeballs.
To make the eyeballs, use a small cookie scoop or ice cream scoop to drop the eyeballs on top of the (room temperature) cupcakes. Press a raspberry down (hole-side-up) right in the center of each eyeball. I used thawed frozen-berries, which made them ooze out red juice that became the little vessels, and then I just used a toothpick to help the raspberry juice run down the eyeballs. Doesn’t that just sound utterly appetizing? Two mini chocolate chips in the middle of each raspberry completes the look.
I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since I made these as eyeball pancakes with blueberries for my very first Vegan MoFo post!.