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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Three's a Party

I'm going to a party tonight (which I am nervous as hell about. I'm not all that rad at social situations), so I decided to make some cupcakes, just because I'm old-fashioned and I think you should always do something nice for someone if they're having you over to their house. Because this is Olympia, you can bet that there'll be a couple vegans wherever you go, and that gave me a reason to try vegan cupcakes Martha-style. (In case you didn't pick up on this, I'm sort of secretly obsessed with Martha Stewart. I should hate her guts but at the same time, I adore her. It's kind of how Katie and I feel about Giada "Tits 'n' Teeth" de Laurentis. Should hate her but don't.)

The recipe only makes 12 but I doubled it.
3 c. cake flour (not self-rising)
1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder (once Kara or Amy tried to make vegan nutella with unsweetened cocoa powder & peanut butter and it was gross. So don't do that.)
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. + 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 tbsp. distilled white vinegar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 c. water

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees & prepare muffin tins with paper liners.
2. Mix together dry ingredients.
3. Mix together wet ingredients.
Oil & water separate! This is science, people!
4. Mix wet & dry ingredients together. The resulting mixture will be very thin! Chocolate soup!
5. Fill the cups up 3/4 of the way, then pop those suckas in the oven for about 20 minutes, rotating halfway through.
6. Go mess around with the self-timer on your camera!
Two things I do a lot: give a thumbs-up & fiddle with my bangs. One thing I am not good at: self-timer pictures. And yes, I am wearing an apron.
Then go watch some Golden Girls.
7. Take 'em out o' the oven. Admire your handiwork. I made an icing out of powdered sugar and water then dusted them with cocoa powder but you could do whateva you want.


  1. Did they go over well at the party?

  2. "Giada "Tits 'n' Teeth" de Laurentis" - that cracked me up for some reason. Hah. xD
    Those cupcakes look mad good!