Wednesday, February 28, 2007

My hubby's 36th Birthday Cake

Here it is... It's my first time trying any icing flowers on the cake and I think for a first time I did okay. I made the dairy-free chocolate cake I made cupcakes out of on the weekend - It's a very versatile recipe!!!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

dairyfree carrot cupcakes

1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
salt, pinch
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
2 cups grated carrots

1. Blend all ingredients and mix very well.

2. Put in spoonful amounts into a prepared patty tin.

3. Bake until cooked (20 minutes) at 170 degrees Celcius.

Dairy Free Chocolate Cupcakes

This recipe is based on a very moist chocolate cake. I've also known it to be called Wacky Cake or Crazy Cake. It is delicious and similar to the other chocolate cake I have on this blog.

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
6 tablespoons cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vinegar
3/4 cup canola oil (almost any kind of cooking oil will do)
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1 cup soy milk
1 cup water

1. Sift first 6 ingredients together in mixing bowl.

2. Make 3 wells and in each hole place the next 3 ingredients.

3. Pour 1 cup of water and 1 cup of soy milk over top and mix with a fork or wire whisk.

4. Put spoonfuls into patty tin.

5. Bake at 170 degrees Celcius for 20 minutes.