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sunshinegal 11-10-2008 02:14 PM

So I started baking last night. I don't know what came over me because I normally hate to cook but yesterday I turned into a cooking fool.



I made the pumpkin cupcakes (don't have the full name, the book is at home and I am not) from this book and they were delish! I did leave out the chocolate chips because chocolate and pumpkin sounds disgusting to me. I highly recommend these. Next on my list is the Gingerbread cupcakes.



So what is your favorite cupcake from the book? I want to start testing out many kinds!

bekajoi 11-10-2008 02:49 PM

I'm a big fan of the basic chocolate with chocolate frosting. I'm going to make it, soon, using cold coffee (freshly brewed, and chilled) in place of the soy milk in there, and make myself some mocha cupcakeses!

sunshinegal 11-10-2008 02:54 PM

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I'm a big fan of the basic chocolate with chocolate frosting. I'm going to make it, soon, using cold coffee (freshly brewed, and chilled) in place of the soy milk in there, and make myself some mocha cupcakeses!





ohhh that sounds good. I do love the basic vanilla, I just eat those plain.



I forgot to mention the cinnamon frosting that you can make for the pumpkin cupcakes was really good. Usually frosting is too sweet for me but a little bit of this on the pumpkin cupcake was perfect!

Pinkmama 11-11-2008 12:41 AM

Peanut butter cupcakes utterly rock! I make them with sugar and wholemeal flour and they taste amazing...all moist and wonderful...my 2yo loves them and they are a great way of getting nut butter into her!



Clarexxx

Quinoa 11-11-2008 01:34 AM

We had the gingerbread cupcakes with lemony butter cream for Christmas last year (time flies). My BIL ate like 3 (or maybe even 4?!) of them I was actually afraid he might get sick from sugar/fat overdose, then blame it on the recipe being vegan!

The simple vanilla and agave nectar cupcakes are a favorite too, just like the hazelnut cupcakes. I make them Linzer torte style, spread with redcurrant jelly, rim dipped into finely chopped nuts. Both yum and pretty.

paisleyjane 11-11-2008 01:45 AM

I was looking at this cookbook in the store yesterday... I didn't buy it, but now I'm wishing I did!! Yum Yum!

karenlovessnow 11-11-2008 06:31 AM

The vanilla are my favorite, too....and everyone's favorite where I work! They request them at least every other week!

The chocolate were surprisingly good IMO, as I am not a chocolate cake lover, ordinarily.

I also made the Tiramisu which came out awesome!

ReaganNC 11-11-2008 06:33 AM

I'm all about the basic chocolate ones, though the next that I am going to try (and probably fall in love) will be the Elvis cupcakes.

Abbey 11-11-2008 06:41 AM

I just received this book yesterday in the mail from my dad! I want to try all the cupcakes, but I think first I will try the cookies and cream ones. The picture made me drool!

Beachbnny 11-11-2008 06:52 AM

Oh the pumpkin chocolate cupcakes are amazing!! I can't believe you left out the chocolate! It's soooo yummy. I thought it sounded weird too but it's not. It's divine.



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nwysca 11-11-2008 07:31 AM

My favourite so far are the green tea cupcakes! My omni sister loves them so much she wants me to make a big green tea cake for her birthday!



here's a pic:
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Abbey 11-11-2008 08:45 AM

OMG I've been gazing longingly at the photos in the cookbook since yesterday. They all look so good! I have to finish the vegan cheesecake cupcakes that I made myself the other day before I try any of the cupcakes from this book. Well I don't HAVE to, but I should

sunshinegal 11-11-2008 09:12 AM

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Oh the pumpkin chocolate cupcakes are amazing!! I can't believe you left out the chocolate! It's soooo yummy. I thought it sounded weird too but it's not. It's divine.



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Your frosting looks much fancier then mine. I just spread it on with a knife!



Maybe I will try the chocolate chips in them at some point, I just absolutely love how they taste without now!

sunshinegal 11-11-2008 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Abbey View Post

OMG I've been gazing longingly at the photos in the cookbook since yesterday. They all look so good! I have to finish the vegan cheesecake cupcakes that I made myself the other day before I try any of the cupcakes from this book. Well I don't HAVE to, but I should



mmmmmmmmmmmmmm vegan cheesecake cupcakes? Where did you get that recipe from?

anonycat 11-11-2008 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by nwysca View Post

My favourite so far are the green tea cupcakes! My omni sister loves them so much she wants me to make a big green tea cake for her birthday!



here's a pic:



Those are one of the ones I immediately knew I must have when I got the book.



I just made and decorated 36 cupcakes (12 choco, 12 vanilla, 12 cookies n' cream) for spastastic kids at a fall festival. I still have buttercream left over in my fridge.



I've not yet been able to make any for myself. :sniffle:

sunshinegal 11-11-2008 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by nwysca View Post

My favourite so far are the green tea cupcakes! My omni sister loves them so much she wants me to make a big green tea cake for her birthday!



here's a pic:



These do look really yummy, I just am not even sure where to get green tea powder from. Until I can find that I will have to live without green tea cupcakes.

Abbey 11-11-2008 03:37 PM

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mmmmmmmmmmmmmm vegan cheesecake cupcakes? Where did you get that recipe from?



I took the recipe for Apricot "Cheesecake" from La Dolce Vegan and made it into cupcake form . I cut the recipe in half and it was enough for exactly 12 cupcakes. I just pressed the crust into the bottom of cupcake liners and topped with the cheesecake mixture, then adjusted the baking time. When they were done, I topped them with a spoonful of strawberry glaze (I didn't have apricot preserves). They are SO GOOD, and portable so I can bring them in my lunch!

sunshinegal 11-11-2008 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Abbey View Post

I took the recipe for Apricot "Cheesecake" from La Dolce Vegan and made it into cupcake form . I cut the recipe in half and it was enough for exactly 12 cupcakes. I just pressed the crust into the bottom of cupcake liners and topped with the cheesecake mixture, then adjusted the baking time. When they were done, I topped them with a spoonful of strawberry glaze (I didn't have apricot preserves). They are SO GOOD, and portable so I can bring them in my lunch!



I have that recipe book so I will have to try it! You are very recipe savvy to be able to do that. Thanks!

vegchica13 11-12-2008 06:50 AM

The cookies n cream cupcakes are delicious!!!!

lunatilian 11-12-2008 07:56 PM

the rum raisin cupcakes are so



i took some to work a while ago and even people that hate raisins liked them!

ViolinCyndee 11-12-2008 08:42 PM

All the ones I tried so far were SO good:

Choc with PB icing

Cookies and Cream

Banana Split

Margarita



More to try too!! mmmm!

Beachbnny 11-13-2008 07:04 AM

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Originally Posted by sunshinegal View Post

Your frosting looks much fancier then mine. I just spread it on with a knife!



Maybe I will try the chocolate chips in them at some point, I just absolutely love how they taste without now!



Haha we're talkin about these in two threads. funny



I actually have an icing set but it's currently MIA so I just did the old baggie cut off tip trick and drizzled it on cause, like you, I'm not a huge fan of super sweet things. I adored this icing though and I usually hate icing.

sunshinegal 11-13-2008 07:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Beachbnny View Post

Haha we're talkin about these in two threads. funny



I actually have an icing set but it's currently MIA so I just did the old baggie cut off tip trick and drizzled it on cause, like you, I'm not a huge fan of super sweet things. I adored this icing though and I usually hate icing.



I always think about doing this but in the end it is just easier to spread it on with a knife. The icing is really delish for this!

Abbey 11-14-2008 04:05 PM

Oh my GOD. Has anyone made the maple cupcakes with creamy maple frosting and sugared walnuts??? I have some in the oven right now, but I can't stop eating the sugared walnuts, they're almost the best thing I've ever tasted in my LIFE! And SO EASY! I'm worried there won't be any left to sprinkle on my cupcakes LOL!

sunshinegal 11-14-2008 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Abbey View Post

Oh my GOD. Has anyone made the maple cupcakes with creamy maple frosting and sugared walnuts??? I have some in the oven right now, but I can't stop eating the sugared walnuts, they're almost the best thing I've ever tasted in my LIFE! And SO EASY! I'm worried there won't be any left to sprinkle on my cupcakes LOL!



ohhhhhhhhhhh, no I haven't but I am getting some maple syrup tomorrow so I should be able to try it!



Let us know how they turn out once they are out of the oven and you have tried the entire cupcake is together (and eaten of course)!



I made the pumpkin cupcakes again but with chocolate chips this time. Oh yes, they are delectable.

Wednesday_12 11-14-2008 06:12 PM

I just came here to start a thread like this! I just made the gingerbread cupcakes and they are awesome!



My favourite overall are the Walnut, Carrot, Raisin ones... can't remember their proper name. Out of all the cupcakes in VCTOTW those are the ones that I will crave, crave, crave!



Also wanted to say that a lot of these cupcakes take great without any of the fancy toppings, so if you can't get the ingredients to make the toppings then don't worry about it, make the cupcakes anyway!

sunshinegal 11-14-2008 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Wednesday_12 View Post

I just came here to start a thread like this! I just made the gingerbread cupcakes and they are awesome!



My favourite overall are the Walnut, Carrot, Raisin ones... can't remember their proper name. Out of all the cupcakes in VCTOTW those are the ones that I will crave, crave, crave!



Also wanted to say that a lot of these cupcakes take great without any of the fancy toppings, so if you can't get the ingredients to make the toppings then don't worry about it, make the cupcakes anyway!



excellent! the gingerbread ones are on my list since we are in the holiday season. I am glad to hear they rock!

Beachbnny 11-15-2008 06:38 AM

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Originally Posted by sunshinegal View Post

ohhhhhhhhhhh, no I haven't but I am getting some maple syrup tomorrow so I should be able to try it!



Let us know how they turn out once they are out of the oven and you have tried the entire cupcake is together (and eaten of course)!



I made the pumpkin cupcakes again but with chocolate chips this time. Oh yes, they are delectable.



You made them with chocolate? Awesome!! We've been talking about them all week and I think I need to make some more this weekend. I love how you take a bite and it's just pumpkin and then the next it's pumpkin-chocolate. Sooooo good Glad you liked them!

sunshinegal 11-15-2008 06:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Beachbnny View Post

You made them with chocolate? Awesome!! We've been talking about them all week and I think I need to make some more this weekend. I love how you take a bite and it's just pumpkin and then the next it's pumpkin-chocolate. Sooooo good Glad you liked them!



I thought the chocolate would be overpowering in the cupcake but it really wasn't. The flavors complemented each other! Thanks for talking me into it, I should never doubt the recipe makers.



I do have to say they are delectable without the chocolate too, for anyone who would want to try them that way.

Beachbnny 11-15-2008 06:54 AM

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Originally Posted by sunshinegal View Post

I thought the chocolate would be overpowering in the cupcake but it really wasn't. The flavors complemented each other! Thanks for talking me into it, I should never doubt the recipe makers.



I do have to say they are delectable without the chocolate too, for anyone who would want to try them that way.



Yes, never doubt Isa and Terry... at least when it comes to cupcakes, lol. And it is fun to make things differently. I may make them without chocolate this weekend just to try it. Mmmm pumpkin cupcakes


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