I managed to lose the photos for these, you know how things just disappear into your laptop and phone and god knows what else? Anyway….. I managed to find these ones which I had sent to someone!
These are like a fancier PB+J flavour combination, with some ginger to warm up the smooth-ness of the peanut butter. They are vegan too! Enjoy 🙂
Ginger Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting and Blueberries
1.5 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground ginger
1/3 cup golden syrup
1/2 cup canola or light oil
1 Tbsp vinegar
Dash vanilla essence
1 cup+ cold water
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease a muffin tin (you will only be making 9 muffins).
Whisk the flour, baking soda, sugar and ginger together, then make a well in the centre and add in the golden syrup, canola oil, vinegar and vanilla. Pour the water on top and making a big mess, whisk until smooth. It should be quite runny, like a pancake batter almost, so add more water if needed. Divide evenly between the muffin tin holes and bake for 20 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean when inserted. Cool in the tins.
For the frosting, mix all the ingredients until smooth. You may want to do the blueberry topping first, heat for about 2 minutes (30 seconds at a time) in the microwave on high then leave to cool/chill.
To finish, spread on the frosting and add the blueberries on top! It is just as delicious as a dessert with hot blueberries too 🙂
Makes 9! It’s best to frost them right before serving because after a few hours, the frosting loses its shape 🙂