Friday, January 28, 2011

Food Fight Friday - Cupcakes for Cancer

What the Shmuck...
How did Friday roll around so quickly?!

In fairness it has been a busy week around here.
So before we start slingin' food at each other
I have a quick update..

Yes...Sorry to bring up that ol' C word again,
But like I said before,
You just never know when Cancer hijacks your life...
and your Blog!

Though today is a Happy Happy Update.
We're all smiles here as I just passed my 1 yr checkup!
Can I get a Whooop Whoooop!

What better celebration food to make than..


This is my absolute go-to recipe,
It never fails and makes super moist yummy cupcakes.
They are also Vegan....if you skip the icing part!
For the chooch's 2nd birthday,
That was a big deal for a 5yr old guest who had dairy allergies,
It was the first time she could actually eat the birthday cake
with everyone else!
And, No raw eggs means....
kids really CAN lick the spoons and bowl!

So here's the recipe, and then I'm running for cover...

Sling it Lovelies!

Wacky Chocolate Cupcakes!

1 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Sugar
3-4 Tbsp Cocoa
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt

Mix all dry ingredients together
Then add:

1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 Tbsp Vinegar (white distilled)
5 Tbsp Veg. Oil
1 Cup Water (lukewarm)

Line muffin pan with cupcake liners, fill 3/4 full
Makes 12 standard size / 24 mini
Bake at 325 F for 35 - 40 min.

Alternately you can also bake this in an 8"x 8" square pan
(bake 45 - 50 min)

Buttercream Icing

3/4 Cup Butter (room temp)
2 1/4 Cups Icing sugar
3 Tbsp Boiling water
1/2 tsp Vanilla

Beat butter to soften,
add all other ingredients and Beat until smooth.

scarf down 2 before slinging...
errrr I mean...
No I didn't!

Ps: Did you catch last weeks food fight?!
Sara in Akko was our Top Slinger
with her scrummy Rainbow!

Thank you for the awesome tutorial Sara!

pss.. Don't forget to grab a button...
It's just nice ya know!


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21st Century Housewife© said...

I remember wacky cake from when I was a kid :) I love that you can make cupcakes from the batter - I never thought about doing that!! And what a great egg free and dairy recipe :)

Congratulations on your one year check up - that is fabulous news!!

By the way, I'm co-hosting a new foodie blog hop called Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home and I'd love it if you would come along and link up :)

Have a wonderful weekend!!

The Mixing Bowl Diary said...

Just wanted to say CONGRATS on passing your 1yr checkup!!! That is fantastic news.

ButterYum said...

Hi Mari - thanks so much for inviting me to join your party. I'm loving your blog!


ButterYum said...

PS - very happy to hear your cancer-free!!!!!!!!

Julie said...

Thanks for inviting me over!! I hope you found some fun recipes :)

The Farm Girl

Sue said...

Now that news is definitely cause for CELEBRATION!!! I can't remember the trail that led to your blog, but I just had to tell you Congrats on your cancer-free news! Cheers! :)

Kari said...

Congrats on your 1 yr checkup! Great News!
And a great recipe too!!! Can't wait to try it.

Ms Bibi said...

I am so glad to hear that you are cancer free. That is a huge cause for celebration and what better way them with these delicious looking cupcakes.

I came here from another recipe exchange, but I am linking to your as well if you don't mind.

Bibi @ Frugal Wannabe Cooks

Joy (The Herbed Kitchen) said...

Congratulations, that is absolutely spectacular news. Your cupcakes aren't half bad either! ;) My daughter is dairy intolerant so birthdays are always a little touch and go, it was sweet of you to think of that child considering most don't.

Eileen said...

I love it! My friends always make fun of me for licking the batter. I think I like cookie dough more than the cookies...hmmmm

Anonymous said...

I LOVE it :-)))

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