Friday, October 31, 2008

Where to Begin...

Well, the CAFP bake sale is over! The goodies are all either sold and eaten (en masse, I might add), or sitting in all us volunteers' resoective fridges. Try as we might, we couldn't sell everything - there was simply too much food to be had, and too many people skipping class this Hallowe'en! Ah well, no matter. It's giving me lots of blog fodder for the next couple days! Sales or no, I had a great time. I even got to dress up, and my mom helped me "Hallowe'en-up" my crutches with orange crepe streamers! Thanks to Johana for helping me carry the gratuitous amount of sweet treats from car to school to car again - I couldn't have done it without you!

Here's a brief overview of the goodies: from Johana, a delicious-looking peach yogurt Bundt cake (surrounded in the photo by my cupcakes!). Sabrina brought "Flanjello", a flan + Jell-O + sponge cake concoction that was so pretty to look at and I bet tastes even better (I couldn't sample... *sob*). CAFP president Christie brought meringue bones, double-chip marshmallow cookies and frosted chocolate sables (the ones you see in the top left photo), and Rose brought spicy cheese and pepper scones. I brought three kinds of cookies (these two and a buttermilk-vanilla concoction I'll get to sharing soon), miniature apple pies (adapted from Novel Eats), two types of cupcakes and caramel coated apples. There were a ton of other additions too, but I didn't pay attention to who brought what! Can we say sugar high??

So, with the recipes... I guess I'll do the simple and prettier one first, though the name makes it sound otherwise! I knew cupcakes would be a hit at the bakesale, because... really, who doesn't like cake? So I scouted around the internet and found a keeper on Shmooed Food. Then, I did something I never, ever do: I de-veganized the recipe! I couldn't help it... I had buttermilk to use up from Thanksgiving still! I frosted these with a basic buttercream icing, then sifted cocoa powder overtop and added candy pumpkins for a "pumpkin patch" effect. These are just vanilla cakes at heart, so if you leave out the sprinkles they'll look "normal", but not as fun!

Vanilla "Slime" Cupcakes
Makes 18
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup spelt flour
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1/3 cup mixed orange and black spinkles
1 cup sugar
¼ cup oil
¼ cup applesauce
1 tbsp vanilla
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF, and line a cupcake tin with paper wrappers or grease.
  2. Mix vinegar and buttermilk in bowl and set aside.
  3. Whisk together the flours, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sprinkles.
  4. Add sugar, oil, applesauce, and vanilla to the sour milk.
  5. Add to the dry ingredients and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  6. Fill tins 3/4 full and bake for 15 minutes, until a cake tester inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 143.8
Total Fat: 3.8 g
Cholesterol: 0.3 mg
Sodium: 14.6 mg
Total Carbs: 25.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
Protein: 2.3 g

1 comment :

Joanna said...

i love those cupcakes! i usually NEVER like seeing the caloric content in any treat i eat, but this isn't bad at all. have fun eating all the leftover cookies!