Vegan Brussel Carrot Curry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Maple Curry Reduction
- 2 1/3 cups organic, unbleached white flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups grated brussels sprouts
- 1 cup grated carrots
- 1 cup organic cane sugar
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup agave nectar or maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 1 1/2 cups organic vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup vegan cream cheese, such as Tofutti
- 1/4 cup vegan margarine
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- A splash of soy milk
- Maple Curry Reduction:
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
For the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a standard-size cupcake pan with 10 cupcake liners.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, curry powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Fold in the brussels sprouts and carrots until they are fully coated in the flour. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the cane sugar, orange juice, canola oil, 1/4 cup water, agave nectar and vanilla extract. Add these ingredients to your dry mixture and combine until everything is evenly moist.
Fill the liners three-quarters full and bake until golden and baked through, about 15 minutes. Cool the cupcakes completely.
For the frosting: In a stand mixer, cream together the shortening, cream cheese and margarine with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy. Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and soy milk until blended together and fluffy.
For the maple curry reduction: In a small saucepan, heat the maple syrup on high until thickened, about 8 minutes. Add in the curry powder and whisk to incorporate. Allow the mixture to cool slightly before using.
To assemble: Generously frost your cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting and drizzle the tops with the maple curry reduction.
This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. The Food Network Kitchens have not tested it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.