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So I think I have a problem.

Oh, but first, I'd just like to put this out there:

On Notice: Massachusetts. (At least you voted for Mitt Romney so I can't write you off completely. *snickers at silly Commonwealth's waste of delegates*)

Dead To Me: California.

Yeah, so, anyway... I think I've been using making cupcakes as an excuse to not... I don't know what. But I don't think it's normal for someone to have made four batches of cupcakes, from scratch, in a matter of less than a week without some sort of excuse to feed lots of people or a bake sale or such. I don't think I've ever put a cookbook to such good use as I have Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World. So, my latest creations:

Cashew Butter & Cardamom Cupcakes with Cashew Butter Frosting

The book describes these as a "breakfast cupcake" and I have to agree. I thought they were good, but just not really my taste. A few people at work who had them raved about them, though. I didn't really like working with the cashew butter... it was gross and oily.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cinnamon Icing

I told roommate to pick out a cupcake from the book which she'd like for her birthday which is Friday. I think they're quite delicious though no one else has tried them yet. I'm pretty sure I could just eat a bowl of the icing though and be happy with that. These were pretty easy to make. They look more like muffins than cupcakes, but cupcakes are way more fun.

Obama Cupcakes (Chocolate with Fluffy Vegan Buttercream Frosting)

This recipe was more difficult than I would've thought, but still not difficult. They taste great, especially the frosting. In fact I feel a little bit sick now because I've eaten so much damn frosting. I don't think my piping came out too bad either considering that was the first time I've ever used a pastry bag.

Yeah, anyway, so it's 3AM and I'm not tired. Probably the sugar high. Awesome. Going to go try to fall asleep and not think about what other cupcakes I should make because I should probably STOP MAKING CUPCAKES. And sleep. Or something.

Oh, but before I go... Jen had her baby!
Ellie Grace Kirk! Mom & baby are happy and healthy from what I hear! :D

Okay, work in like 5 hours, ugh. Later, skaterz.


Feb. 7th, 2008 07:53 am (UTC)
Sexy Low-Fat Vanilla Cupcakes
1/2 cup vanilla soy yogurt
2/3 cup plain or vanilla soy milk
1/4 cup applesauce
3 Tbsp canola oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp cornstarch
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

1 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
1-3 tsp soy milk OR 1 Tbsp flavored syrup (like that used to flavor lattes and Italian sodas)
1/2 cup seedless, smooth spreadable fruit or other preserves
1 cup fresh fruit or berries, washed, patted dry and thinly sliced if necessary

To make cupcakes:
1. Preheat oven at 350F and line muffin pan with cupcake liners.
2. In a large bowl whisk together yogurt, soy milk, applesauce, oil, sugar, and vanilla. Sift in flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and mix.
3. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full. Bake 22-24 minutes until a knife or toothpick inserted through the center comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

To make icing:
Mix confectioners sugar with soy milk or syrup, either with a fork or small whisk. Mixture will resemble a very thick paste or batter. Carefully dribble in remaining soy milk, one teaspoon at a time, till mixture resembles a thin cake batter, adjusting additional soy milk by either less or more teaspoons till desired consistency is reached. If too watery, add in more confectioners sugar by the tablespoon.

To assemble:
Spread top of cupcake with a few thin layers of spreadable fruit at room temperature. Neatly and evenly spread the layers for the most attractive appearance. Spoon a small circle of Icing on top of jam, decorate with fresh fruit, and carefully drizzle tops of berries with more icing.
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