Nothing makes me happier than cupcakes and kitties ... oh, and rainbows and fairy dust. But unfortunately, I didn't see any rainbows or fairies today. I did, however, whip up these Chocolate Chip Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting and Chocolate Ganache:
I made these for my neighbor Wes's 48th birthday. He made the mistake of telling me on Friday, and when someone tells me it's their birthday, they'd better be ready to accept a batch of yummy vegan cupcakes.
These were a variation on the vanilla cupcake in Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. I added chocolate chips to the batter (because Wes loves chocolate, but who doesn't?). Suckily, the chips sank to the bottom causing the cupcake liners to stick to the chocolate. But eaten on a plate with a spoon, they weren't half-bad. I've never had a bad cupcake from VCTOTW.
As for those kitties I promised, here's a pic of my little heathens at dinnertime:
From left to right: Pandora, Gelfling, Polaris, and Akasha. They will steal your breath (and likely your soul), destroy your furniture, and smash your breakables. But you gotta love them!