Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday to Addy Round 2!

Since Lonny was underway for Addy’s birthday and birthday party we waited and had a small celebration when he got home.

She opened her present this morning and has been obsessed with it all day!

She has been at the counter pouring water in and out of her new tea set, and at the bathroom sink making a huge mess. If she could live in water with her toys she would…she is just like her Daddy. They must have been fish in their past lives.

We had birthday pancakes for breakfast and she insisted on having them again for dinner. After dinner she enjoyed singing Happy Birthday with us and was only interested in the frosting from her chocolate cupcake.

It was a great day, we are thrilled that Lonny is back and are enjoying doing the small day to day things with him as well as getting ready for our big move!!!

Chocolate Cupcakes
From "The Joy of Vegan Baking"
by Colleen Patrick- Goudreau

1 ½ cups unbleached all purpose flour
¾ cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon white distilled vinegar
1 cup cold water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with baking cups.

Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and cocoa powder in a bowl until combined. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the vanilla, oil, vinegar and water. Mix until just combined. Pour into baking cups, filling about 2/3 full.

Bake for about 15-20 min or until toothpick comes out clean.

Makes 12

Buttercream Frosting
From "The Joy of Vegan Baking"
by Colleen Patrick- Goudreau

½ cup non-hydrogenated, non dairy butter at room temp. (we use earth balance)
2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons nondairy milk or more as needed
Food coloring optional

Cream the butter with an electric mixer until smooth. Add sugar, vanilla milk and food coloring. Beat on high speed until the frosting is light and fluffy 3-4 min. Add 1-2 tablespoons more of milk if it is too dry.


1 comment:

  1. I just found your blog and was browsing and wanted to share that I LOVE these recipes too. :) What pretty colors!