A friend of mine posted a link on Facebook for a “Just 2 Chocolate Cupcake” recipe the other day.
I made them.
They were divine.
The recipe did, in fact, make just TWO cupcakes, EXACTLY.
Now I could curb my indulgence of eating an entire pan by myself…:)
Since it was late (about 10p), Aurora was already asleep, so I only had to share with J. I think he enjoyed the cupcake too!
That created a dilema for me. What would we give Aurora whenever we made these next? Also, I am not a big fan of giving kids sweets, chocolate, things that don’t really benefit them in the nutritional sense. I decided to create a 4 cupcake recipe, based on the 2 cupcake recipe, and make it something SHE would like, in the flavour department.
Also, I don’t really like cleaning up a million different cups and spoons and bowls. So I wanted something that would use just measuring spoons, a spoon and a small bowl, basically.
Here is the outcome of my inspiration!
Four Strawberry-Apple Cupcakes
6 Tbs Flour
4 Tbs Sugar
3 Tbs Rolled Oats (whatever kind you have on hand)
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/8 tsp Baking Soda
1/8 tsp Salt
4 Tbs Cold Water
2 Tbs Oil
1 Tbs Strawberry Jam (Got Home-made? Even Better!) or Any Flavour Jam
1 Tbs Unsweetened Apple Sauce (Use my home-made Apple-Pear sauce recipe, Divine!!)
1/4 tsp Vanilla
Small mixing bowl
Spoon (teaspoon, not a measuring teaspoon)
Small rubber spatula
1.Preheat oven to 325°F.
2.In a Small mixing bowl, combine ALL dry ingredients (Flour, Sugar, Oats, B.Powder & Soda, Salt). Stir the dry ingredients until mixed together.
3.Add ALL wet ingredients to dry ingredients bowl, using a small teaspoon, stir until all dry ingredients are well moistened.
4.Line a muffin tin with 4 cupcake cups. Spoon 3 heaping teaspoon fulls into each cup. Take a rubber spatula and evenly distribute the remaining 4ish teaspoons.
5.Place the cupcakes in the oven and set your timer for 18-22 minutes. You know they are done when you can put a knife or toothpick in the center and it comes out clean, if it doesn’t, pop them in for another 1-2 minutes and check again. 🙂
6.Serve warm with butter or frosting or just eat them plain! 🙂