The Ultimate Healthy Chocolate Cupcake

These may look like normal sugar and flour laden cupcakes, but they’re not, they’re healthy!  Besides being grain-free, gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free and paleo, they are also a sneaky way of hiding zucchini in a dessert. I have tried many other recipes for paleo cupcakes before, but most called for strange ingredients or complicated procedures.  Even worse, most of them just ended up heavy, bitter or greasy and would stick... Read More

pupcake: the cupcake for dogs!

we don’t know how old angie is exactly.  when we adopted her some people thought she was a little under a year, some thought a little over, so we decided the day we took her home would serve as her birthday.  this year on august 2nd we celebrated her 2nd birthday and 1st anniversary of her adoption! normally she doesn’t get treats like this, but we figured that this was an occasion.  i whipped up this mild, light cupcake that is dog-friendly... Read More

Vegan Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cardamom Infused Frosting

This recipe started as a far cry from what it ended up as.  It began with a gingerbread persimmon upside-down cake that was a true disaster.  All the persimmons stuck to the pan, the cake wasn’t sweet or moist enough, and most of all it had no chocolate!  But 4 or 5 tries later and the result is an amazingly fluffy and moist squad of cupcakes with little chocolate chips tucked inside of them. To top them off is a recipe I’ve been playing... Read More

Vegan Chocolate Pluot Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

I’ve been baking vegan treats for at least 2 or 3 years now and I can safely say that I’ve got the cookie down.  There are so many cookie recipes already that leave out eggs or substitute oil for butter, that a vegan cookie recipe is easy to come by and hard to screw up. But for some reason, all this time, the cupcake has successfully eluded me.  I envied so many other bloggers who seemed to flawlessly pull off those soft-looking treats,... Read More