Vegan Gluten-free Black Bottom Cupcakes

Black Bottom Cupcakes {vegan, gf}

Brrr! I don’t recall being this cold in a long time! Winter is finally here, though it’s sunny still. I love how where we live, the seasons start slowly. Often it will be a full month into summer, autumn, winter or spring before the weather really sets in. What that means for today, is that…

Vegan Lime and Coconut cupcakes {gf}

It was time to celebrate … My sister-in-law had just completed the very last exam of many in the long years of training to become a medical doctor, now general practitioner. Typically, she was acting like it was ‘no big deal’ but we knew better, so we gathered round to help her celebrate. Lunch with the family, and then…

Vegan chocolate cupcakes with maple buttercream icing {gf}

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy…

Lemon Curd Butterfly Cakes

I do love citrus season! Ever since seeing Claire’s Lemon Surprise cupcakes, I’ve been salivating at the thought of making my own. But it couldn’t be a regular cupcake or butter cake recipe – that would require the electric mixer – and because I’m baking at night (sshhh… the baby’s sleeping…) this one’s another melt-and-mix.…

Chocolate Coconut Cakes with Sugar-free Icing

So, I had some leftover coconut milk, and asked friends if they had a favourite recipe they like to use it in (cakes only, of course!). One suggestion was this decadent Coconut Chocolate cake. Using coconut milk instead of milk, and with a little added coconut for texture, it’s moist and dense and flavourful.  And…