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Saturday, April 5, 2014

KILLER kupcakes... gluten-free!



It was my birthday week...and I get the daily email from Nicole Hunn's gluten-free on a shoestring blog... Easter cupcakes!  I have not made cupcakes in awhile, but I have made a lot of cakes and muffins, and holy KATS, what you realize about cupcakes?  It is that they are very TIDY.  Just their own tiny, neat little package, no fussing, no slicing, one nice serving.  OK, sure, they have been very fashionable in some quarters, even TWEE and TRENDY:  as the wife and I joke "get yer free-range Brooklyn artisanal cupcakes here!".

I can make artisanal cupcakes too...and as I remark to the wife "now I need to make a tiny little cupcake stand, like my cake stand!" and she is like "to hold just ONE cupcake???" "right" "how CUTE!" and I am like "how tidy!".  She wants me to make a bunch of large flower pots. I think cute little cupcake stands made at the same time would be hilarious.

With this recipe I did not bother with the decorations she used in the recipe, and I have to make things dairy-free, so used margerine for butter and soy milk and dairy-free chocloate for the frosting AND, inside?  I did not see any reason to not put chocolate chunks into the cupcakes, then I made my mom's recipe chocolate frosting and put MORE chocolate chips on top of THAT... and finally, if a person wanted the vanilla cupcake made chocolate, just add some spoonfuls chocolate powder and a little more milk to the batter, ta da! (the wife told me "you're not gonna post that picture of me with the frosting pan are ya?" but we all know it is better to blog it first and apologize later...)

6 comments:

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

What I like best is that Spike has most of the chair.

Jenny Hart Boren said...

Just wondering…do you feed your pets a vegan diet? (No judgment either way. I'm just curious.)

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Purina dog and cat chow :)

Kimberly said...

I'll bet they tasted ok but I still love the black bean brownies you made for me so long ago. They were the best!!!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

I love cupcakes because everyone gets their own little cake. Someone recently said that I liked cupcakes before cupcakes were cool. Unfortunately, someone also recently also asked me if I was gluten free before gluten free was cool. Hmmm...nope but happy to be on the bandwagon. Will definitely try these!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Oh and Jenny, most pets can't do a vegan diet. Cats especially are carnivores through and through. People have actually killed their pets trying to make them vegetarians or vegans. Better to save the tofu for us. :)

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