Thursday, August 11, 2011

Flowers for a Baby Shower

Decorated Sugar cookies on top of the Cupcakes. Using toothpicks to hold the cupcakes in place (in Styrofoam in middle of flower pot)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

EAT CLEAN Chocolate sour cream cupcakes

These are from the Clean Eating Magazine which promotes fresh foods. Yes its a cupcake so you cant eat a whole bunch and still expect to lose weight BUT they are made with more natural ingredients.
1 Cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
1 1/4 cup sucanat (Cane sugar)
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup organic low-fat sour cream
1/3 cup plus 2 tsp skim milk
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 whole egg plus 2 egg whites
1 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped plus more for a garnish if desired

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 cup muffin pan with paper cupcake liners. In a large mixing bowl, combine cocoa powder, 1 cup of sucanat, flour, salt and baking soda.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together sour cream, 1/3 cup milk, oil, vanilla and whole egg. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in wet ingredients. Combine everything with rubber spatula.
Add egg whites to a large clean, dry mixing bowl and whip whites with hand beater until they get foamy. Add remaining sucanat and whip eggs and sucanat till they are medium-stiff peaks.
Fold whites into thirds into cake batter, gently and assertively with rubber spatula. Fill cupcake liners with batter about 3/4 full and bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool completely,
When cupcakes are completely cool, combine the remaining 2 tsp milk and chocolate and melt in microwave until smooth. Spread a thin layer on top of cupcakes and let cool and then sprinkle shredded chocolate if desired! Yum Yum this makes me want another one. :)