Tuesday, April 27, 2010

the cupboard was bare

I am without eggs or butter (it's grocery day and I'll soon have my stocks replenished) and I needed to make something sweet for my husband's lunches. So I reached for this recipe that was recently given to me by my mother in law, it contains, you guessed it - no butter or eggs. It makes yummy little cupcakes that would be suitable for someone with an egg or dairy allergy or when you are like me and run out of a few things. A handy little recipe to have, here goes....

1 1/2 C flour
1 C sugar
1 t baking soda
3 T cocoa
1/2 t salt
1 t vanilla
1 t vinegar
5 T oil
1 C cold water

Preheat oven to 175 oC
Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, salt, baking soda in a bowl. Make 3 wells, place vanilla in one, vinegar in another and the oil in the last one. Pour the cold water over the lot and stir gently through. Pour into cupcake papers or muffin tins and bake for 15 mins or until cooked. I made mine in patty paper cases and cooked for only 10 mins. Ice when cool using whatever icing you want. Yum.


  1. Wow what a great recipe! I'll be writing that one down in my Aunty Peggy's recipe book that I inherited a few years back. Looks like a goody!

  2. that is a cool recipe. will definitely give it a go. I do anything to get out of creaming butter and sugar! Thanks for sharing. Just found your blog and i am your newbie follower :)


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