Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Sweeter side of life

I post mainly about savoury food because I tend not experiment as much with dessert recipes. I usually stick to the recipe. However, I probably enjoy making sweet things the most and I have a massive sweet tooth. Over the years, I've baked so many dozens of vegan cupcakes to take to parties, dinners, etc. that it's kind of expected of me now!

I made these marble cupcakes with buttercream icing from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World for Mother's Day. It's the first time I've made these and I loved the swirly marble effect. They are a nice simple tasting cupcake, not as moist as my favourite chocolate cupcake recipe from the same book, but good. The almond essence gives them a nice flavour. The book suggests having a small amount of icing on each one so you can show off the marble effect, which is true. I think they look beautiful, but I think next time I'll put chocolate icing on them and more of it!

These are the Chocolate Fudgy Oatmeal Cookies from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. Sylvia and I made these to take to playgroup. They are always a winner - like a brownie in cookie form. And they contain oats so are practically a health food! They disappeared so fast, and were especially popular with the kids.

1 comment:

  1. Lol at the idea of brownies-in-cookie-form being practically a health food! They look so yummy and rich!