My brother and sister-in-law were in town for a long weekend (and we spent a day with them in Chicago too) - they requested a few dishes. None were vegan, though. So for a sweet treat, I decided to make vegan chocolate cup cakes with glaze.
The recipe for the cupcakes are from this recipe in the New York Times. I got the recipe for the glaze from a friend. I know she got it from 'the web', but I don't have the link... sorry to the original author!
Here is the recipe for the glaze-
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1/4 cup water
1/4 t cider vinegar
1/8 t salt
1 T Kalhua (Optional)
2 t Vanilla
Heat maple syrup and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and whisk in cocoa powder, water, vinegar and salt. Cook for additional 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and add Kalhua (the original recipe called for Coffee liquer, but I only had Kalhua) and vanilla. Cool for 5-10 minutes.
In the day that we had access to the cupcakes and glaze, half of them were eaten by the non-vegans around me - a testament to how good they tasted!!