This is an unique dessert, perfect as a sweet snack. It’s a firm favourite in our house especially the chocolate covered ones, be warned though – these are tricky to make but well worth it!
- Self Raising Flour - 4 ozs (1 Cup)
- Vegan Margarine - 2 ozs (¼ Cup)
- Soya Milk - 1 Tbsp
- Caster Sugar - 2 ozs (¼ Cup)
- Egg Replacement - 1
- Vanilla Essence - 1 Tsp
- Vegan Chocolate - 1 Small Bar, Plain, For Coating
- Icing Sugar - 2 ozs (½ Cup), Sifted, For Coating
- Vegan Margarine - 2 ozs (¼ Cup), For Coating
- Vanilla Essence - 1 Tsp, For Coating
- Coloured Icing Pens - For Decoration
- Preheat the oven to 180c.
- Into a bowl cream together the sugar and vegan margarine until fluffy.
- Add the egg replacer, soya milk and vanilla essence, mix well together.
- Sift the flour in and stir well.
- Pour a small amount into star shaped cup cake cases, it is important not to make them too thick, cook for 10 – 15 minutes.
- Leave to cool on a wire cooling rack.
- For the butter icing covering, mix together the icing sugar, vanilla essence and vegan margarine in a bowl until smooth and creamy.
- For the chocolate covering, melt the vegan chocolate by breaking the chocolate into small bits and placing in a bowl, heating in a microwave until melted.
- Remove stars from their cases and place each on a skewer, do this very carefully making sure not to go too far into the star.
- Cover some with butter icing, this is best done using a spoon and fork.
- Cover the others with the melted chocolate, we found the best way was to spoon the chocolate over the star and then gently turn round to do the other side. Any bits not covered can be smoothed over using a lolly stick or the end of a teaspoon.
- Leave either on greaseproof paper, or if possible, upright in a glass or mug.
- Leave in fridge to harden.
- Decorate with festive designs, leave to set and then eat!
TIP: If you do not have star shape cup cake cases you can make ordinary cup cases and simply cut out star shapes when cooked.
TIP: You could sprinkle sieved icing sugar over the top to give a more star like effect.
TIP: Coating the stick stars is best done with patience so give yourself plenty of time as it is tricky to cover the stars completely.