Posts Tagged ‘confectioner’s sugar’

Self-frosting peanut butter and chocolate vegan cupcakes

07/18/2011 by Lara • 2 Comments Pin It

Recipe: Wing It Vegan's Self-Frosting Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Total time: 45 minutes
Ease: easy
Unusual ingredients: soymilk, apple cider vinegar, flax seeds, peanut butter, applesauce

Me: “Honey, I think I’m going to bake something… what would you like?”
Brad: “Um, something with chocolate? Oh wait, I think we’re out of eggs!”
Me: “I have just the thing!”

I’d been saving this recipe for a rainy day when I was sort of out of typical baking ingredients… like eggs. Or milk. Now, I also didn’t have flax seeds, but I did have both the vinegar and the unsweetened applesauce, so I went for it!

These were supposed to be “self-frosting” cupcakes. And they sort of were. But mine certainly didn’t come out as pretty as the original post. That being said, they were absolutely delicious. (more…)

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Meringue Cookies (with sprinkles!)

07/13/2011 by Lara • 1 Comment Pin It

Recipe: How Sweet It Is' Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Meringue Cookies
Total time: 40 minutes prep, 30 minutes baking
Ease: Intermediate
Unusual ingredients: cream of tartar, powdered sugar, peanut butter, chocolate

We celebrated the 4th of July over a few days, with all surrounding towns setting of fireworks on various nights. On the night of the 4th, we joined our neighbors out on the front lawn to watch our town’s fireworks go off nearby.

I vaguely recalled previous peanut butter creations going over well with our neighbors, so I decided to give these a shot. It took much longer than expected; my Kitchenaid’s whisk attachment doesn’t reach the bottom of the bowl, so the measly three egg whites didn’t stand a chance to get whipped on their own. (more…)

Blueberry cupcakes with blueberry frosting

07/06/2011 by Lara • 3 Comments Pin It

Recipe: Week of Menu's Blueberry Cupcakes with Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting
Total time: 15 min prep, 25 min baking, 15 min decorating
Ease: easy
Unusual ingredients: fresh blueberries, freeze dried blueberries, lemon zest, buttermilk, cream cheese

blueberry-cupcakeI had a ton of leftover blueberries from my mini blueberry pies in jars, and I needed something easy and pretty to bring with me to my company’s 4th of July party.

Our company has just moved to a new location, and our old office had an amazing view of the city from which you could see all the fireworks. As a send-off to the old place, we all gathered once more to share food and watch the fireworks. It was terrific, and a really nice way to spend the last moments together in the old office.