pina colada cake. And it was Dolly's birthday. Again!
strawberry farmers.) When I asked Sylvia what sort of cake she wanted, she chose strawberry. So we were agreed.
I was surprised at the recipe claiming it made 12 cupcakes and yet it made 12 muffin sized cakes and 11 mini muffins sized cakes. In my day cupcakes were called little cakes or fairy cakes and were far smaller than muffins. Perhaps they are called cupcakes because they are lighter than muffins. They are really quite plain cakes with a few juicy pockets of strawberries. Perfect for icing.
Calendar Cakes challenge. It is hosted by Laura of Laura Loves Cakes (supported by her partner in baking, Rachel of Dolly Bakes. This month the theme is Cupcakes in honour of the UK's National Cupcake Week.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: Matthews delicious tofu - another familiar recipe
Two years ago: MLLA Holiday Pasties
Three years ago: Fruit scones, yellow and uncertainty
Four years ago: NCR: Spring Strawberry Soup
Adapted from Gail Wagman's Cupcakes Galore
Makes 12 muffin sized and 11 mini muffin sized
2 tsp lemon juice
230ml soy milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
100g ground almonds
100g wholemeal plain flour
175g white flour
120g brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
175g strawberries, chopped
White chocolate cream cheese frosting and sprinkles for decoration if desired
Place the lemon juice in a small bowl (or a 240 cup measure) and top with soy milk (my cup measure is 250ml so I guessed at the 240ml mark). Set aside for 5-10 minutes for the lemon to sour the milk - it will become quite lumpy.
Preheat the oven to 180 C and use paper cases to line a 12 cup muffin pan and 11 mini muffin pan.
Meanwhile melt the butter in the microwave in a heat proof mixing bowl. Stir in soured milk, eggs and vanilla. Gently stir in dry ingredients and then fold in strawberries.
Fill cupcake cases with mixture. (The recipe actually said to fill the cases 2/3 so you could make more smaller cupcakes if you wished.) Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Ice and decorate if desired.
On the stereo:
Buenos Airies Tango: Astor Piazzolla