Total Dessert Kick

by Jenny on June 27, 2011

Happy Monday!!

The start of the last week in June?! Crazy!!

Breakfast

Breakfast this morning came together quickly since I had to get out the door with enough time to walk to the office.

I walked home from work yesterday and left my car so I had no choice but to get with it this morning and get on the road!

As a result, breakfast was the last of my frozen buckwheat blueberry pancakes.

I heated them in the microwave for 2 minutes and then topped them with peanut butter topping (made with dark chocolate dreams peanut butter and almond milk).

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And then added chia seeds.

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And a little syrup for good measure.

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Chocolate covered blueberries? Yum!

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Dessert Kick

I’ve been on a little baking/dessert kick the past few nights and last night after dinner I ventured into the kitchen to make some individual cupcakes.

I originally saw the recipes for these when Dawn from Blonde on a Mission went cupcake crazy and since all of the ingredients are pretty simple and staples in my kitchen, it was easy to throw some together last night on a whim.

I made three different flavors to try.

First up was the mint chocolate (for which I followed Dawn’s recipe almost exactly).

  • 3 tbsp. unbleached flour
  • 1 tbsp. applesauce
  • 1 tbsp. almond milk
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp. dark cocoa powder

I topped the cupcake with a few chocolate chips.

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Second was a vanilla/almond/peanut mix. I varied from Dawn’s vanilla almond one in this recipe by omitting the honey almond butter and adding:

  • 3 tbsp. unbleached flour
  • 1 tbsp. applesauce
  • 1 tbsp. almond milk
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 second squirt of honey
  • Slivered almonds

I topped the cupcake with chocolate chips and dry roasted peanuts.

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Third, I used the same basic 4 ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. unbleached flour
  • 1 tbsp. applesauce
  • 1 tbsp. almond milk
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder

and then added:

  • 1 tsp. cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp. coconut extract

I sprinkled chocolate chips and shredded coconut on top.

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I let the cupcakes bake in the oven (pre-heated to 350º) for 14 minutes.

And then I totally tried all three of these. I wasn’t going to let them just sit there!

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My favorite was the chocolate coconut but the vanilla nut one took a close second.

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All three were very cake-like and had a good substance to them though.

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I can’t wait to experiment with more flavors but next time I’m only making one (or two) at a time.

I can’t afford to be eating three cupcakes a night! ;)

Question:

What flavor individual cupcake would you make?  I think next up on my list may be a berry one (like Dawn made) or possibly something with peanut butter or caramel!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Blonde on a Mission June 27, 2011 at 9:54 am

Chocolate coconut?!! That sounds AMAZING! I love this post :D And yeah, I had a lot of fun taste testing all my cupcakes.. I guess that’s the danger of making all different flavours ;) A PB cupcake sounds fab! And a caramel cupcake sounds just too good to be true. I can’t wait to see which ones you make next!

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2 Jenny June 27, 2011 at 10:39 am

Thanks for your post to inspire me to make them!!! I was so excited when I came across it…I love cupcakes but can’t make a full dozen because I have no self control! haha

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3 Mom/Bern June 27, 2011 at 9:58 am

Maybe you should start baking and selling your goods? They look so delicious!

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4 Jenny June 27, 2011 at 10:37 am

Wanna be my first customer?! :)

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5 leashieloo June 27, 2011 at 11:09 am

I love individual cupcakes! I would lean towards the chocolate/coconut you made, looove that combo.

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6 Jenny June 27, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Sooo good! Im already trying to find a way to not let myself back in the kitchen tonight for more of these!

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