Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Good morning everyone!  I have a fun recipe to share with you today. On Friday D & I whipped up some cupcakes to take to his parents' place for the weekend. We were going to make these, but we didn't want to wait for the dough to rise aka we're impatient, so we went with these Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes from EatingWell (click for recipe). We also had a bunch of cherries that were past their prime, so this was a great way to use them up before we left.

Side Note: Don't you just hate wasting food? I had to throw out a $2 avocado last week and figured I may as well just throw in a toonie. We're trying to be more mindful of how much goes to waste just because we don't feel like eating it or we forget about it. As a bonus, I get to try new recipes!

Okay, back to this recipe.

We made a few substitutions to the original.
- Subbed unsweetened applesauce for the oil.
- Subbed all-purpose whole wheat & all purpose white for the cake flours.
- Subbed soy milk with 2 tsp for the buttermilk & added about an extra 1/3 cup.

And.... they still turned out great. The cherry flavour is really subtle, but then you'll get a bite of a juicy piece of cherry. And, thanks to our handy applesauce substitution, they're not that bad for you. Have a peek at how delicious they look:

So, I'm planning on making a big batch of these the next time cherries are on sale. And not sharing....


Love & cupcakes,

1 comment:

  1. yum chocolate and cherries are always a fab mix and you just can't go wrong with cupcakes lol.. gotta try these!


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