In the Mix: Cupcakes

October 14, 2010

Remember these (omg-amazingly-delicious-and-creamy-goodness loaded-with-white-SUGAR-and-cream-cheese-and-dairy-and-gluten) cupcakes from New Orleans?

Well, I made cupcakes. But not those cupcakes.

These cupcakes. In fact, these weren’t just any cupcakes. No, no, they were special cupcakes…

Why were they special? Well, for starters they are free of gluten, wheat, eggs, dairy, soy, corn, rice, casein, peanut, yeast, and sugar (well except for the honey I added).

Another reason they were special is because they were made with love… oh, and came from the kitchen genius women of the Twin Cakes Bakery– or Pure2Raw. Get your mix here!

hehe- looks like a little turtle or some type of creature or something...

Seriously, what cupcake is dressed properly without frosting? Twin Cakes Bakery frosting, anyone? YES, please!

Buy. This. Frosting. Now.

For the cupcakes- all you need is their amazing dry mix of well, dry ingredients, and then a few added “wets” to create magic:

  • water
  • coconut oil
  • coconut sugar (or agave)
  • vanilla
  • applesauce

I did make some substitutions though, because my name is Lori and that is what I do. I added honey and stevia in replace of the coconut sugar and vanilla and almond extracts. Who doesn’t love vanilla almond flavored cupcakes?

Ratings and reviews of these cupcakes…?

Cupcakes: A-! Alright, so mine look super weird with the frosting because (I’m weird myself) and melted the chocolate frosting first- you may skip this step- but honestly buy the frosting. The only reason these cupcakes get the minus is because I kind of winged the amount of sweetener. They could have been sweeter but they were super fluffy, super moist, and tasted great!

Frosting: A+++++++++ Am I bias because I love chocolate or because this frosting really is outstanding? I may or may not have been caught (several times) eating spoonfuls out of the jar… Chocolatey, sweet but not too sweet, soft and creamy, perfectly made. You be the judge.


In other news…

I need a massage? Anyone else feel the same way?

Awesome, thought provoking article… from a cool blog.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Pure2raw twins October 18, 2010 at 2:08 AM

YUMM CUPCAKES!! I want one now!! Oh wait I just did, we made pumpkin cupcakes for our markets this past weekend and enjoyed one ourselves 😉 Can never go wrong with cupcakes right 😉 So glad you enjoyed the cupcakes and the frostings!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo
.-= Pure2raw twins´s last blog ..Stuffed squash with guacamole =-.


Ela October 16, 2010 at 5:44 PM

yes, I need a massage!

And how sweet that you used the twins’ mix and found it a winner – and made cupcakes that even I could probably eat – that is so neat to see.

.-= Ela´s last blog ..Back Home – To Winter! TSA Pet Peeve- And Finding My Voice on Blog World Controversies =-.


Katie October 16, 2010 at 11:31 AM

Don’t know how I missed this post…but I have a bone to pick with you and your buttercream cupcake photos. I saw them a couple days ago and was dreaming about them, and then my neighbor made pumpkin whoopie pies and invited me over. They weren’t GF so I couldn’t eat them, but the buttercream leftovers? Done and done. I nearly went into a sugar coma. SO worth it though.
.-= Katie´s last blog ..One of the four food groups =-.


Joanne October 15, 2010 at 1:54 AM

I could totally use a massage. Along with a cupcake. Both would totally hit the spot right about now.
.-= Joanne´s last blog ..Pumpkin Spice Milkshake with a Cranberry Sauce Swirl =-.


Amber Shea @Almost Vegan October 14, 2010 at 4:16 PM

I’ve never ordered from Twin Cakes, but I’ve drooled over their stuff plenty!
.-= Amber Shea @Almost Vegan´s last blog ..Review- Organics Are For Everyone date syrup =-.


Kelly Michelle October 14, 2010 at 2:38 PM

I need a massage, I also need a drink, or twelve. It’s been that kinda week.


Michelle@ Housewife in the Raw October 14, 2010 at 11:21 AM

Massage? Yes please. Soon! Follow it with those cupcakes and I’d be in heaven. Well, maybe add a glass of wine and then it’d be perfect. 🙂
.-= Michelle@ Housewife in the Raw´s last blog ..Almond Banana Smoothie =-.


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