This batch of mini cuppies were requested by a friend for her son's 3rd birthday.
"Oh, no eggs, cos he's allergic to eggs."
Cupcakes and frosting without eggs? Out goes my favourite cupcake and swiss meringue buttercream frosting. It was time to google "eggless cake recipe". But first, I made marshmallow fondant, and stamped out the letters. Then let it air dry for several days so it would firm up.
After experimenting with a couple of egg-free recipes, I settled on this one:
EGGLESS CUPPIES :: makes about 16 minis
220g plain flour (for choc: 200g flour, 20g cocoa powder)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup (80ml) oil or melted butter
1 cup (240 ml) warm water
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Whisk together all the dry ingredients. (For vanilla choc chip, add 100g choc chips.)
Separately, combine all the wet ingredients.
Pour wet into dry. Stir till just combined. Scoop into muffin cups.
Bake at 160*C for about 18-20 min or till done.
BUTTERCREAM FROSTING :: makes enough for 16 minis
1 tsp vanilla extract
150g icing sugar, sifted
Cream butter and vanilla extract till light and fluffy.
Gradually add icing sugar and blend till smooth.
Looks rather plain, you say?
We saved a little fun for the birthday boy... We got him 2 boxes of dinosaur candles for him to decorate the 'spare' cuppies. Aren't they cute?
Happy Birthday, Ethan Sam!