Today’s “Eggless Chocolate-Vanilla Cupcakes” are a result of contradicting requests from the kids. When you ask kids what flavor cupcake they want, half of them scream “VANILLA” and the other half want “CHOCOLATE”. But most of the time we only have time to make just one type of cupcakes and these two-in-one cupcakes seem to satisfy everyone.
Initially I wanted to make marble cupcakes, but the baby started to cry and I ended up adding the 2 vanilla & chocolate batters one top of the other for a double decker effect. If you want to make them fancier with marbled effect, then fill the cupcake liner with 2/3rds of either vanilla or chocolate batter, then add 2 tablespoons of the other batter. Use a toothpick to swirl and create the marble effect.
These cupcakes taste great just as is, but a dollop of simple whipped cream frosting makes it even more delicious. I added a touch of espresso powder to make a mocha flavored frosting, but you can leave it out or make any other flavored frosting like vanilla, lemon, orange etc. using your choice of extracts.