Food Lab: Vanilla cupcakes

This experiment involved making two types of cupcakes: one batch using a packaged cupcake and icing mix and the other made from scratch. We also used a package of decorative cupcake liners which are great for presentation and also serve a functional purpose – they are made of a sturdier paper and claim to be strongContinue reading “Food Lab: Vanilla cupcakes”

Vanilla cupcakes – Can you judge a cupcake by its cover?

This weekend, a fellow foodie and I planned an afternoon of baking. We wanted to try out a vanilla cupcake mix that I received as a gift. It came in a very cute package with instructions on how to make a dozen cupcakes as well as icing. We figured that since we were in theContinue reading “Vanilla cupcakes – Can you judge a cupcake by its cover?”

Vegan cupcakes: Do they taste any good?

I came across a recipe for the “Best-Ever Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes” and thought “This looks interesting. I wonder what this would taste like”. Vegan diets don’t include any animal products so typical ingredients such as eggs, milk and butter are not included in the recipe. It also just so happens that I had a housewarmingContinue reading “Vegan cupcakes: Do they taste any good?”

Food lab: Vegan cupcakes

For this experiment I used two different recipes: One for regular chocolate cupcakes and another one for vegan chocolate cupcakes. Regular Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder 2 tsp instant coffee 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup butter 1 3/4 cup sugar 4 large eggsContinue reading “Food lab: Vegan cupcakes”