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Rooibos Tea Cupcakes

on April 4, 2013

March 21st, 2013 023

We made these a couple of weeks ago for a birthday party and they were fantastic!

You could really taste the rooibos flavour in the cupcake – FUN!

Vegan. Simple. Delicious.

We used a lose leaf tea and let it steep (and cool) for a while before we used it in the recipe.

What you’ll need…

  • 1.5c of unbleached, organic white flour (an all purpose GF flour will work as well)
  • 3/4c of coconut sugar
  • 1tsp of baking soda
  • 1tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2tsp of sea salt
  • 1tsp of good vanilla
  • 1tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4c of oil (coconut or grapeseed work well)
  • 1c of room temperature steeped red rooibos tea

Mix all of the above ingredients together.

Pour the mixture in to twelve cupcake liners – three quarters full – and bake in a moderate (350) oven for approximately eighteen minutes.

Remove and cool completely before icing!

For our vegan icing…

  • 2tbsp of earth balance
  • 2c of organic icing sugar
  • 2tbsp of ‘So Delicious’ coconut milk
  • a pinch of lose leaf rooibos tea (optional – just makes it look pretty)

With a mixer (or your kitchenaid), cream the earth balance and slowly add in your icing sugar … then the coconut milk.

Adjust as needed.

Remember, it’s always an easy fix!  If it’s too runny, add in more icing sugar – if it’s too thick, add a bit more coconut milk!  🙂

Enjoy!

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