Saturday, 12 April 2008

I need batteries for my camera, and when can you feel good about eating cupcakes??

Yep, sorry, no photos today till I get round to putting the new batteries in the camera.

Cupcakes may not be the healthiest things in the world with all that oil and sugar, but they're certainly one of the tastiest! I must be one of the few vegans who haven't bought the Vegan Cupakes take over the world book yet (FWIW- of the cupcakes I've featured on here, some are from Vegan with a vengeance, The Cake Scoffer booklet from Animal Aid, and my own adaptions of recipes, veganised!) but I still get through my fair share!

I tried out the recipe for chocolate cupcakes from How It all Vegan last week, and I love it! The recipe says it makes 6, but actually it makes a generous 12 with plenty batter to spare/lick out the bowl while you bake! I iced it with the maple butteresque icing(also from HIAV). Delicious!

So what's better about these than your average cupcake? Well, they have a cup of blackstrap molasses per batch, which is bursting with iron (a whopping 3.5mg per tbsp!), so you're not just eating empty calories- if you want a chocolate cupcake, these are one of the best options to go for since they contain some nutrition in there too! Ideal for that time of month when we have choccy cravings and need an iron boost, ladies ;) You could serve them with some fruit or fruit juice for vitamin C for maximising iron absorbtion too. But do of course eat sensible food too and not just cupcakes!


Tuimeltje said...

I don't have the book, either. I have that other book by Isa. Not veganomicon, byt the PPK one. Not that I've made anything from it...

Anyway, cupcakes sound heavenly. A little piece of vegan loveliness.

Mindy said...

I want a cupcake. :(

DJ said...

That's such a sensible way... to advocate the eating of cupcakes, I love it!!!
I've had these before and they are delish!