Saturday, May 20, 2006

Graduation weekend!



Hi guys. This weekend Im out of town because I me boyfriend and friends are graduating college!! It's going to be a lot of fun. I got this picture from my friend Cara's blog (dognabbit.com).
The puppy's name is Emily. Cara's one of my friends that's graduating and I couldn't be happier for her! In fact I promised her some sweet potato fries haha

Since it's a weekend of celebrating I want to make everyone a celebritory cup-cakes

I'm thinking about giving this recipe from Vegweb.com a whirl. I'll let you know how they turn out.

Hopefully like this!

Choc chip and Peanut butter cupcakes

cupcake:
1 cup of white flour
1/4 of a cup of wheat flour
1 cup of brown sugar
1/4 of a teaspoon of salt
3 tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce
1 1/8 cups of water
1/2 of a teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of white vinegar
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 of a cup of vegan chocolate chips
1/3 of a cup of cocoa powder
filling:
2 or 3 pinches of salt
3/4 of a cup of reduced fat peanut butter
3/8 of a cup of powdered sugar

Directions:

Mix the dry ingredients together. Mix the wet ingredients together and then add them to the dry ones. Add the chocolate chips - they will sink. It is a good idea to use a 1/4 of a cup and scoop out the batter (make sure you get it from the bottom so that there are chocolate chips in it) and spoon it into FOIL muffin cups or a greased muffin pan. NOT PAPER! The cupcakes stick to them and you can not get them out unless you have magical powers. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.

To make peanut butter filling: mix everything together. You should fill each cup cake with about (a little more) 1/2 of a tablespoon of it.

When cool enough to handle, cut out big holes in the top of the cupcakes and fill with peanut butter filling device. Spread it out a bit and put the big chunk of cake back on and press it down a wee bit.

When they are done, the chocolate chips all sink to the bottom and they are so good. I like to wait a little while after I stuff them so that the peanut butter food stuff somewhat melt a bit and it is not just like a glob of peanut butter that was put inside, but more like it spontaneously generated there. Also, I would recommend eating when they are cool because the chocolate chips get hard again and it adds a happy crunchy texture.
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With that I just want to let you know one fact about chocolate (believe me I DEFINATELY will be posting a whole blog on it!)

Because chocolate is considered an aphrodisiac, the Aztec Indian women were forbidden to eat it. (source)

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Oh the interview yesterday!! It went very well. I think I interview well because I went to business school. I usually know what they'll ask. But perhaps I'm being a little to confident. Overall good tho. Like I said tho, it's not a big deal if the job falls threw b/c I have a job already! YAYY that makes me so happy.


Have a nice weekend guys : )


4 comments:

KleoPatra said...

Tasty-lookin' cupcakes and your friend's dog is adorable.

Congrats on your interview and hope you and yer boyfriend have great fun!!

Broke Vegan said...

Ooooooooooohhhhhhhh, I have got to try those!! Do you have to use powdered sugar or can you use something else?

Broke Vegan said...

And a BIG CONGRATS to you and your boyfriend on your college graduation!!

funwithyourfood said...

Thanks Kleopatra!- my boyfriend and I had a great time : )

Hi BV
I'd say you should stick with the powered sugar because it provides a different consistancy(less granulated) than regular sugar. But let me know how it turns out if you try a new way! And thanks, I'll tell my boyfriend you said congrats

TTYL

Teddy