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Ms Cupcake – The Naughtiest (and sweetest!) Vegan Cakes in Town!

April 6, 2013

As you may have gathered, I am a little bit in love with Ms. Cupcake’s treats. I may have mentioned her a couple of times… but come on – these babies are worth gushing over! Perfect cupcakes, a ratio of 50-50 icing vs. cupcake and flavours that make you swoon. When Random House got in touch with me letting me know that the fabulous Ms. Cupcake was having a book published, and kindly sending me a copy, I felt as though I had been given the secret potion! The combination to the safe, the formula to save the world, the answer to all of life’s problem. Sigh.

I’m a sucker for only buying cookery books that have photographs in. There’s just something about a beautifully photographed dish that inspires me to try to recreate the recipe. And Ms. Cupcake’s book certainly ticks all of these boxes! Not only are the cupcakes photographed to perfection – there are also plenty of stunning pin-ups, sneaky peeks of the shop and bright, bold artwork throughout the book.

Instead of buying Easter eggs this year I baked my parents and Grandad something from the book – a chocolate-walnut-banana loaf cake. It was so good! Not too sweet, really moist and really tasty.

The second recipe on my to-do list was Jaffa Cakes – Trout’s favourite in his pre-vegan days, and a very tasty treat indeed. These were so simple to make, I couldn’t believe it! Whip up a batter, bake for a mere matter of minutes, add all of the necessary toppings and bingo! You’ve got yourself a Jaffa Cake! We enjoyed these on Trout’s birthday, on the train with a cup of champagne, as you do.

I accidentally grated the orange peel, rather than zesting it – hence the rather large pieces in these photographs! They still tasted great, but next time I will remember the difference…! And yes, I made a giant Jaffa Cake!

The book is released on May 9th and I can’t gush about these recipes enough. Ms. Cupcake makes the best vegan treats I’ve ever eaten, and the thought that I can whip up something even remotely similar at home is rather dangerous for my waistline! It’s so exciting to see how much her business has grown over the last few years. I remember popping down to Greenwich Market to stock up on her cupcakes, then visiting her lovely shop in Brixton when it opened, and now I’m attempting to re-create these goodies at home!

Have you ever tried Ms. Cupcake’s goodies? 

12 Comments leave one →
  1. April 6, 2013 3:59 pm

    I have never heard of Ms. Cupcake, but now you have me googling and Amazon’ing her book – these recipes look so good! :) x

  2. April 6, 2013 5:13 pm

    Oh man! I was sent a Ms Cupcake cupcake in my vegan food swap once…..best cupcake ever!!

  3. April 6, 2013 8:52 pm

    Everything looks so good! i’ll have to look that stuff up. I also never buy a cook book if it doesn’t have photos in it. I feel like you have to have photos of every dish, otherwise how will the person know if it turned out all right or if they even want to make it?

  4. April 7, 2013 10:35 am

    Wow that book looks wonderful! I would love to try some of those cupcakes!

  5. April 7, 2013 4:14 pm

    Oh wow, hello amazing! x

  6. April 10, 2013 2:01 pm

    Lovely review of a real leader. Ms Cupcake has truly been a trailblazing vegan baker in London.

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