Eggless, Butterless, Milkless Chocolate Cupcakes

…with dark chocolate frosting!  …For when you’re out of egg, butter, and milk. :-b

Recipe for cupcakes: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/grandmas-eggless-butterless-milkless-cake/

They get a light crust on the outside and are soft in the center.  I cut the sugars down in half as a matter of preference.  The recipe is for cake, but halving the recipe yields a dozen cupcakes…350F for 15 minutes (my oven his hyperactive though).  Definitely spray the muffin tin with oil or use cupcake liners to avoid potential sticking.

Recipe for frosting: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/08/18/pumpkin-cupcakes-with-dark-chocolate-frosting/

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Blueberry Oatmeal Whole Wheat Pancakes

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Recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Oatmeal-Pancakes-II/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=oatmeal%20pancakes&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Recipe

The few adjustments I made were to replace one of the tablespoons of oil with unsweetened applesauce, omitted the sugar, and instead of buttermilk I used 2% milk – as it’s what I had on hand. 🙂  And of course, I added blueberries since I had an abundance of them!

Flourless Brownies with Brown Butter Frosting

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Instead of flour, these are made with cooked quinoa.
Recipe: http://simpletarian.com/2013/06/25/flourless-chocolate-monkey-brownies/
Frosting is just 1/4 cup butter melted and browned, cooled for a few minutes in a separate bowl, then added 1 cup of powdered sugar… mixed well.  It will smooth out the longer you mix it!  The “sprinkles” are from a failed caramel glaze I originally made for these. 🙂

Chocolate Cupcakes with Browned Butter Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Browned Butter Frosting

 

Chocolate Cupcake recipe: http://www.bakeaholic.ca/cupcakes/dark-chocolate-cupcakes/ (I reduced sugar to 3/4 cup because I knew the frosting would be very sweet)

Browned Butter Frosting recipe: (from colleague: 1/2 cup butter, 4 cups powdered sugar, 2 TB milk, 1 tsp vanilla.  Brown the butter in a small saucepan, remove from heat and pour into mixing bowl, add the remaining ingredients and whip it up with a mixer until you reach desired consistency, adding more milk as needed.  I added a total of 3.5TB milk)

Banana Torte

Banana Torte

Recipe: http://wildthymeinthekitchen.blogspot.com/2010/02/carmel-walnut-banana-torte.html

I used two 8″ round pans.  After cakes cooled, sliced each in half to make four layers.  I doubled the filling.