Thursday, April 28, 2011

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies & Milk

There is absolutely no food that I love more than peanut butter. If given the choice I would eat peanut butter for breakfast, for lunch and most definitely for dinner. Not a day goes by where there isn’t at least one jar of natural chunky peanut butter in my fridge.

As such I was quite amazed to discover that I had never posted about peanut butter cookies.  I make these cookies on days when cupcakes just wont do.  They’re a soft, slightly crumbly, melt in your mouth sort of cookie. Perfect for cold windy days like today.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Chocolate Blackberry Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with Blackberry Filling
& Blackberry Buttercream Frosting

My boyfriend (being the special guy that he is) was given free range to choose whatever cupcake flavor he wanted for his birthday. Anything his little heart desired… After many ridiculous suggestions mostly involving ice cream cones, he finally decided on chocolate blackberry.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Guest Post: Gluten-Free Ding Dongs

Vegan Gluten Free Ding Dongs

Hello fellow Little Miss lovers,

I have been honoured with the task of writing a guest post for Little Miss Vegan Cupcakes. I looked through recipe after recipe trying to find one worthy of Little Miss. Oh the pressure of finding one that would uphold the Little Miss Vegan Cupcakes standard! After much contemplation, I simply decided to keep it classic and chose (drum roll please)...the Ding Dong.

Monday, April 18, 2011

And the winner is...

And the "Little Miss Cupcake" monkey goes to Maggie for her Mojita Cupcakes with the lime cupcake and mint icing. Stay tuned for a special post about these in the next week or two.

Thank you to all who participated

Monday, April 11, 2011

Chocolate & Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling

Vanilla Cupcake with Strawberry Filling 

Let me first start off by saying I had not originally planned on making a strawberry filled cupcake. Originally I set out to make cupcakes with a warm gooey caramel filling. The kind of caramel that reminds you of sundaes topped with warm caramel syrup. What I ended up with was a runny light colored soybean flavored mess. Nevertheless when your attempt at caramel flops miserably there's only one solution... fruit fillled cupcakes.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Recently I’ve been making millions and millions of fruit filled cupcakes. Well…. maybe not millions, but you get the point. I decided it was time to venture out in the cupcake world and try something a little different… but what? A few weeks ago I came across this post from My Baking Addiction. The idea of baking cookies inside of cupcakes sounded a little bizarre but I decided that I needed to try it anyways. I put my own 'vegan' spin on the original idea by combining my favorite cupcake recipe with my favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe. 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

Lemon Cupcake with Blueberry Filling
Topped with Lemon Buttercream & a Blueberry Jelly Belly

From a young age I developed a strong fondness for anything blueberry flavored. In fact growing up my parents would take me "berry picking" and I would simply sit in the berry patch and eat handfuls of blueberries off the bushes. I definitely gained a reputation from a young age as a lover of all things blueberry

My all time favorite bluberry treat was always my mom's blueberry muffins (that she made on Christmas morning). Unfortunately many of my attempts to "veganize" her traditional recipe have failed miserably. I just can't seem to recreate a muffin that embodies the flavor, texture and look of that old familiar favorite.