Thursday, April 8, 2010
Almond Butter Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Amaretto Fudge Frosting
In a previous post, I mentioned the Vegan Cupcakes book Chris gave me for Easter. I was planning to bake cupcakes this weekend, but I couldn't wait.
Actually, here's what happened. It was rainy and gloomy today. I was feeling a little blah. Suddenly, I had the idea to make cupcakes and eat them for dinner. My mood instantly lifted!
I based my cupcakes on the cookbook's recipes for peanut butter cupcakes and for thick chocolate fudgey frosting. I tweaked them a little, substituting almond butter for peanut butter, agave nectar for sugar, and dark chocolate cocoa for regular cocoa. I would like to give you the recipe, but I think the authors want you to buy the book... however, you can find tons of cupcake recipes online, and I can give you some tips to make them healthy without compromising decadence! That post to come! :-)
The result tonight was a moist, rich, heavenly cupcake. Not bad for my first cupcake! I'm going to have fun with this cookbook.
Oh yeah - and I ate two cupcakes for dinner. And one for dessert.