For those of you who follow my blog, you know how happy I was when I passed my baked egg challenge this year. While I introduced egg into my baking, I still can’t have any un-baked egg (aka: batter). Therefore, I love egg free recipes, so I can enjoy the batter too!
With these cauldron cupcakes, I went to one of my tried and true brands- Erin McKenna. While I don’t love all Erin McKenna products, her fudge brownies are one of my favorites. They’re vegan, gluten free, and kosher. You can find them at her storefronts. And, now, you can buy the mix version! Trust me, they come out deliciously as well.
These brownies are a chocolate lovers delight. My cousin even enjoyed the flavor when I surprised her with them. They’re moist, and certainly not dried out like some products. Plus, there is a rich, depth of chocolatey favor.
To make these spooky Halloween cauldrons a gluten free and vegan treat, I’ve provided suggestions of brands below. Hopefully, you’ll find this helpful as you navigate the upcoming holiday season with your dietary requirements and/or preferences.
As for me, I’m ready to bake this spooky treat, so let’s check out the recipe!
Cook your cupcakes according to the directions on the box in a mini cupcake tin. I made half of mine with paper cups, and half by greasing the tin with canola. They both came out we’ll! (You can use some food dye to make these darker as well, but the brownies are already plenty dark.)
When the cupcakes come out of the oven, BUT they’re still in the cupcake tin, you should use a teaspoon to place an indent in the top of each cupcake.
Let the cupcakes cool for another 5 minutes before placing them on a cooling rack.
While the cupcakes are on the cooling rack you can make your buttercream frosting using the following gluten free and vegan recipe. (Or, you can buy a frosting at the store.)
Dye your frosting to match the color of the candies you will be using.
Now using a frosting bag or a cut off corner of a plastic bag, fill your cauldrons with your different colored frosting!
Place some gluten free and vegan candies in the potion. You may cut up your jelly beans/gummy worms or put them in whole! And, add a pretzel stick to mix the ingredients in your cauldron!
Woohoo! Place them on display for your friends to see, and then be sure to enjoy your spooky treat!
Tips & Tricks
Don’t add the pretzels until you are ready to serve, or else they’ll become soggy!