Outstanding Vanilla Cupcakes. Fluffy, Sugar-Free, Vegan, and Still Delicious.

September 19, 2011

Nothing, I mean nothing, says Happy Monday, like a soft, fluffy, vanilla cupcake.

This Monday comes with an extra helping of healthy, soft, fluffy, vanilla cupcakes and the revived site, What Runs Lori.

What do you think? Like the new wardrobe? I went shopping over at Revive My Blog and splurged with some festive new threads for a new chapter in my life.

Anyway, back to the cupcakes. Based on Chef Chloe’s Raspberry Tiramisu Cupcake recipe, I adapted it slightly to give it a Lori feel. I actually made this recipe twice, once with my recipe and the second time with her original… I’m happy to say that I loved my recipe much better (even though her’s still rocks). I just like my creations, I guess.

Although I may have to stick with her frosting because mine was… different.

So soft and fluffy, the cupcake literally dissolves in your mouth. Such a rich and fulfilling flavor and texture, you’ll grab one after another just to satisfy your taste bud’s demands (or was that just me?). It’s an absolutely delicious recipe and I will be using this one again. I see cinnamon-hinted vanilla cupcakes with cinnamon frosting in my cupcake future.

They’re good. The proof is in the cupcake wrapper graveyard.

And since today is all about having a Happy Day, I’d like to encourage you to comment with what would make you happy to see more of on What Runs Lori. After all, my blog is your blog and you being here makes me happy.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

marc by marc jacobs March 1, 2016 at 4:44 PM

Superb blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you recommend starting with a free platform like Wordpress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any suggestions? Thanks!


Megan @ A Dash of Megnut July 16, 2015 at 7:07 PM

Just made these using a mix of gluten-free flours and Just Like Sugar (made from chicory root) and they turned out great! I ran out of gluten-free mix after 1 cup so I added 1/2 cup brown rice flour and I can only tell a little bit that it’s gritty but I was also looking for the grittiness since I knew I put it in there. I only made 10 cupcakes but I did fill them a little higher than 2/3 way full. I’m going to top with some sugar-free vegan chocolate frosting in the morning! Thanks for a great recipe!


Lori July 17, 2015 at 8:22 AM

SO HAPPY you tried them and liked them!! I like your variation, too! You’re a real baker when you can find a viable replacement for items you’re missing. 😉
Thanks for sharing, Megan!


Pure2raw Twins September 20, 2011 at 7:06 PM

yum yum cupcakes. I want a cupcake now!!! ugh tough eating this elimination diet when there are so many great recipes out there that I drool over!


Lori September 27, 2011 at 6:08 AM

I think that may be the hardest part of ANY type of diet… all the crazy-good blog recipes!!!!


Amber Shea @Almost Vegan September 20, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Bookmarking these! Yummy!


Anna September 20, 2011 at 1:15 AM

Hi Lori congratulations on the new design! Looks really nice! Now, why I can’t test one of those? And everything yuo put here makes me happy so just keep this way 🙂


Chuck September 19, 2011 at 11:18 PM

Awesome new header Lori! Can you make one for me??


Anne September 19, 2011 at 2:43 PM

come visit. bring cupcakes!


Salah (BEAT) September 19, 2011 at 10:18 AM

LOVE the new blog decor girl!! Those cupcakes look amazing, and I definitely agree….nothing says “Happy Monday” more than fluffy cupcakes! I’d love to see more paleo recipes 🙂


amy@healthyhungryhappy.com September 19, 2011 at 8:54 AM

those look awesome!! oh and i love the new blog layout!! 🙂


Alisa Fleming September 19, 2011 at 7:41 AM

I’ve created a spelt monster! 🙂

Love the site Lori! And especially the color. Very cute!!


Natalie @ Cinnamon Bums September 19, 2011 at 7:36 AM

these cupcakes look AWESOME (i love chef chloe!) and the blog makeover looks GREAT as well! i love the barbell at the end of “what runs lori” and that you call yourself a MOTIVATOR (you are =) )


Katie September 19, 2011 at 5:07 AM

I have tried tofu-based frostings in the past and they always turn out…interesting. Not bad, but not good either. Meh. Buttercream for the win!

Love the new header, but I think I like the old one better. BUT, I love the new social media tabs, and the way you wrote your blog name. The blue color is perfect!


Alexandra September 19, 2011 at 4:19 AM

These look so awesome, and your blog does too! Love the new look! 🙂


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