Adventures of a veg*n.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Chocolate Cupcakes

Man, I need to stop baking... eventually. Haha. I made (up) some cupcakes yesterday. I think this is the first time something I made up actually worked. They rose.. they cooked all the way through. What's happening to the world!?

Chocolate Cupcakes

1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup spelt flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp flax meal
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup margarine
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup silken tofu/soymilk/nayonaisse*

1/2 cup hot water (divided)

H'okay.. so! Preheat oven to 375ยบ
Mix the red ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
Cream the blue together, then stir in the green.
Add the red to this and mix.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, makes 12 cupcakes!

*This is hard to explain.. I had a liquidy mixture of firm silken tofu and soymilk leftover from the other night, and I just combined it with enough nayonaisse to make up 1/2 a cup..

Happy baking!


Melody said...

I'm catching up with your blog...

first, love the desserts... they look great!

Second... as far as your big meal for 12 or so..

Ethnic meals all the way..

Indian: Chana Masala, Basmati Rice, Raita, Chutney

Mexican: Black Bean Burritos, Homemade Salsa, Guacamole, Spanish Rice

Middle Eastern Platter: Hummus, Tabouli, Pita Chips, Fresh Veggies, Grilled veggies

Asian: Rice, Brocolli and Seitan or Tofu, some sort of coconut curry

I have so many recipes for this amount of people.. from my cooking classes... I can email them to you if you'd like...

Urban Vegan said...

Looks great! Congrats on this success. Yummy. (When I was 19 and in college, my idea of cooking was eating instant oatmeal out of the packet. You are so much more highly evolved than I was at your age.)

You go to West Chester U? My brother in law lives there. What a great town in which to go to school. I think it's just adorable. You're so lucky to have Chester County Bookstore and all those great restaurants!

Anonymous said...

Congrats ... baking is more of a science than an it's very impressive to make your own recipe!

Vicki said...

clever color coding on your recipe & yum on the results! i like melody's indian idea above for your party -- i can't wait for pictures...

Nikki said...

Cupcakes! Fantastic!

KleoPatra said...

Wow, i love your cupcakes!! And how about some frosting? Do you "do" frosting?