I have been looking at a lot of recipes for coconut flour based baked goods on Pinterest lately. If you follow me there, you may have noticed that all I’ve pinned lately is food! I’ll admit I’ve tried a few things that did not turn out great, but that is bound to happen. I think sometimes the recipes are not that great, or it’s just a matter of doing something differently and not really realizing it.
I’m not a huge chocolate cake fan. I’m more of a vanilla girl. That’s why I made this chocolate cake recipe into mini cupcakes—they’re bite sized, and I figured that would help me not eat too much of something I’m not likely to be crazy about.
But then I made them, and realized I better give some away or I would eat them all in 24 hours!
I cut the recipe in half, and it made exactly 24 mini cupcakes. It probably could have made 25 or 26, but I sampled the batter to see what it was like and to determine if it needed more sweetener.
Go here to find the recipe.
As it instructs, you must follow the recipe exactly. I did not change anything at all, except the following:
- I cut the recipe in half
- I used coconut milk instead of cow’s milk
- I used a combination of erythritol and stevia to sweeten the batter instead of sugar (1/2 cup + 1/3 cup erythritol and about 4 droppers full of stevia)
- I baked them for 14 minutes (b/c they were so small), and probably could have gone with 13
For the frosting, I used Cherry Berry Coconut Cream, with an additional tablespoon of tart cherry concentrate compared to the original recipe.
I had such a great day today (in addition to having chocolate cupcakes for breakfast!). I got so much work done this morning that I was able to take the afternoon off and pick up Matthew for a play date with our friends. The kids played for four hours, and there was a lot of chit chatting going on amongst the grown-ups too—an awesome day! I still have yoga and sauna to do tonight, and a little work, and tomorrow morning I’ll be wellness coaching. Then I’m picking up Matthew for a sleepover–he’s on winter break and I just so happen to have a really light week of work due to final exams in two classes and a week off in another. I’ll take it!
What was your most recent awesome creation in the kitchen?
Do you try to invent your own treats or do you like to use other people’s recipes? I like a little bit of both—the hemp seed breakfast cookies were 100% my creation, but I decided with these that there was no reason to re-invent the wheel when I would most likely not be successful on the first try!