Tuesday, February 23, 2010

TESTING, TESTING, 1. 2.. 3...

Lately, I've been looking for non-dairy recipes to try out and add to my repertoire. This all came about due to the fact that I am lactose intolerant and I've noticed that THE MONKEY seems to be constantly gassy, regardless of how much I burp him or how I feed him. I've decided that it's worth a shot to reduce and possibly eliminate my dairy consumption in effort to help my little monkey.

I came up with this recipe and though I would share it. It's pretty good for a first time recipe, from scratch.

Dairy Free Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes
2 cups flour (you choose the style!)
1 cup sugar
3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup applesauce
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*i use organic, if and when I can!*
Pre-heat oven to 350°F and prepare your muffin tin by lining them with muffin cups; set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, combine applesauce, eggs, oil, and vanilla.

Add flour mixture and stir just until combined.

Spoon batter into muffin cups.

Bake for 25 minutes or until center springs back when touched.

Immediately remove and cool on a wire rack. WARNING: Cupcakes will be HOT!


Dairy Free Chocolate Fudge Frosting

3 cups confectioner's sugar
3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup vegetable (or soy!) margarine
5 tablespoons soy milk

Combine sugar, cocoa, salt, vanilla, margarine and soy milk. Beat until smooth and of a spreadable consistancy.
Place gallon zip top bag into a tall container, corner side down. Fold the top down over the edges on the container.

Pour the frosting into zip top bag.

Cut 1/4 inch off the tip of the zip top bag and pipe the frosting in a circular motion onto the top of the cupcake.


These cupcakes are quite dense but I may play with the recipe a bit to lighten it up a little. However, I do have to mention that I heart dense chocolate cake!


  1. Whoa, whoa, whoa... Hold on a second. Here I am messing around with Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, and YOU are all perfect with your OWN recipe for vegan (and gluten free depending on which one of four flours I use) cupcakes! This is NOT fair...

    By the way, do you have a tip to make the cupcakes not as dense... Or is that just the way gluten free cupcakes crumble?

  2. Sounds and looks yummy! I'll keep an eye out for some Dairy-Free Recipes for you.


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