Recipe Mama

Banana & Choc Chip Muffins February 24, 2011

Filed under: Cakes — obsidian @ 2:42 am
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Ingredients:
2 bananas (past their prime)
1/2 cup raw sugar
dash of vanilla essence
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk (or coconut milk)
2 cups SR flour
Handful choc chips

Method:
1). Mash the bananas into the bowl, then stir in all the other ingredients.  For these I used half a block of cooking chocolate cut into fine bits, as that’s what I had on hand.  Spoon into muffin tins (or make in a loaf pan), and bake at 180ºC for about 15 mins, or until a skewer comes out clean.

yes, no butter in this recipe, the banana replaces it!  You could use coconut/soy/almond milk in place of regular milk for a dairy-free alternative

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Rainbow Cupcakes December 7, 2010

Filed under: Cakes,For Kids — obsidian @ 1:58 am
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Start off by taking any normal cakemix, and dividing it into a few separate bowls.  Add some food colouring to each separate bowl.  You can use natural colouring, but it won’t be vibrant

Spoon about a teaspoonful or less of each colour into the patty pans so you have layers of colour…   then bake.  They can look incredibly cool like this before you even do anything else to them!

When you do them in see-through patty pans (or take off the metal outer one) you can see the layers.

To do multi-coloured piping, all you do is make 4 colours of frosting, and spoon each one into the 4 corners of a piping bag (not that a cone has corners, but you know what I mean)… there will be some blending, but try to keep the colours as separate as you can.

Then as you pipe it on, the colours come out as separate swirls


 

Sultana & coconut cakes February 13, 2010

Filed under: Cakes,For Kids — obsidian @ 6:32 am
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Ingredients:
1 can coconut cream
1 handful of sultanas
2 eggs
2 cups SR flour

Method:
Soak the sultanas in the coconut cream overnight to plump up the sultanas. Then mix all of the ingredients together (you may have to add a little water if the mixture is too dry). You can add sugar and spices (or dessicated coconut if you want a stronger coconut taste). Spoon into muffin tins and bake at 180ºC for 20 mins.

 

Apple & Cinnamon Cakes November 29, 2009

Filed under: Cakes — obsidian @ 8:43 am
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Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter (approx) – room temperature
1/2 cup raw sugar
Pinch each of cinnamon, cloves and mixed spice
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 cups SR flour
5 apples (sweet ones)
1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tb raw sugar mixed to dust

Method:
1). Peel, core and finely chop 2 of the apples, put them in a saucepan with a little water and spices, and simmer until the apple is soft. Drain off the liquid.
2). Beat butter and sugar, add 1 egg, beat well then add the other egg, mix in half the milk and flour, beat well then add remaining milk and flour. Beat until pale and creamy.
3).  Spoon a a little of the mixture into muffin tins, about 1/4 fill them. Place a few pieces of cooked apple onto this, then top with more cake mixture.


4). Peel, core and slice the remaining apples to make enough apple slices to top each cake. Brush the tops with milk and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar ontop.

5).  Bake in a preheated 180ºC oven for 10 – 15 mins until golden on top.

 

Berry Muffins/Cupcakes August 10, 2009

Filed under: Cakes,For Kids — obsidian @ 6:57 am
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berrymuffins

(I divide the batch in half and do half raspberry and half blueberry.)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter (approx) – room temperature
1/2 cup raw sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 cups wholemeal SR flour
handful of berries

Method:
Beat butter and sugar, add 1 egg, beat well then add the other egg, mix in half the milk and flour, beat well then add remaining milk and flour. Beat until pale and creamy.  Add the berries and stir to mix them in.  Spoon into muffin tins.   Bake in a preheated 180C oven for 10 – 15 mins until golden on top.  Best eaten while still warm

 

Tim Tam Cupcakes May 19, 2009

Filed under: Cakes — obsidian @ 2:20 am
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Ingredients:
250g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
125g unsalted butter, room temperature
200g sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
180ml cream
1 packet Tim Tams

 
Ingredients for frosting:
180g white chocolate, broken into pieces
180g cream cheese, cut into pieces
185g unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into pieces

 
Method;
1). Combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
2). Cream the butter and sugar, until it is light and fluffy.
3). Mix the eggs into the creamed butter & sugar, one at a time and add the vanilla.
4). Add the flour mixture and the cream in alternating lots while mixing well. Beat until the mixture is smooth.
5). Crush the timtams, and sprinkle half this into the mixture (Keeping the other half aside).
6). Spoon the mixture into muffin/cupcake trays (will make about 12-18 depending on the size).
7). Bake in a preheated 180°C oven for 20-25 mins, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Turn cupcakes out onto a cake rack to cool.

 
Frosting:
1). Place a heatproof bowl over a saucepan with a little simmering water, and add the chocolate to the bowl to melt it. Allow it to get warm but not too hot.
2). Beat the cream cheese together with the butter until it forms a light, fluffy mixture.
3). Mix in the melted chocolate and continue to mix well to combine.
4). Pipe or spread the frosting on straight away (before it sets) and sprinkle the remaining crushed timtams on top.

 

 
(From – http://thatsnoice.com/tim-tam-cupcakes)

 

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes January 6, 2009

Filed under: Cakes — obsidian @ 9:58 pm
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Another recipe I found when looking for cupcake recipes using oil. I haven’t tried it yet.
http://www.chow.com/recipes/10794