These little penguin cupcakes were so much fun to make. I’m still in baking mode to prep for a New Years party with my neighbors and good friends. I made a double batch of my favorite dairy free frosting recipe to use on sugar cookies too. My cupcakes sort of caved in and I have no idea why. I was distracted with my rescue cat, Archie, eyeing the sprinkles and batter and the two little ones I was watching for a friend. Whatever the reason, the frosting turned out yummy on top of my vanilla cupcakes. I included this easy 4 ingredient frosting below. Happy baking everyone into the New Year! Now on to more paper crafting for my Starry Night Woodland party theme. So excited for 2023!
Dairy Free Cream Cheese Frosting
Yield: Makes enough for a dozen cookies or cupcakes Prep Time: 15 minutes
4 ounces vegan cream cheese
1½ tablespoons vegan butter, softened to room temperature (not melted)
2 1/8 cups powdered sugar, sifted
⅛ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Using a large bowl and electric mixer (handheld works just fine), beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
2. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar and mix again until smooth. You can sprinkle in a little more powdered sugar if needed to thicken.
It’s that easy!