chocolate cupcake batter for two cupcakes, and they were SO good, fresh and warm from the oven. Anthony insists that I make him some cupcakes with warm custard soon. I will when I buy some rice milk, so we can taste test it against Worthenshaw's new release.
Anyway, later on, I wanted more cake. Anthony has some baking ingredients, so I made up another quick batch. There was no cocoa powder, and I couldn't find the vanilla essence, so I used peanut butter instead. It kind of worked. The cakes were slightly savoury, despite the sugar, and I made this great icing to go with them, that really set them off.
The icing was going to be a basic butter cream, like the one I've described below, but we found out one of his flatmates had been salting the icing sugar, so I just mixed some peanut butter with granulated sugar and cinnamon and called it good (it was).
Back home today, I decided to make yet more cake, with creamy, delicious, peanut-butter butter icing. The peanut butter isn't as sickly as the basic sugary icing I originally tried. I don't quite have the chocolate-peanut-butter combo perfect yet, but bear with me! The basic peanut butter butter cream is as follows;
Ingredients (enough for two cupcakes)
- 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter (any kind you like).
- 1/2 Tbsp Vegan Margarine (I used vitalite).
- 1 Tbsp Icing/Confectioner's Sugar.
- Mix together. Try not to eat it all before you get it on the cake.
If you want more, then these are the quantities to make half a cup of icing. It multiplies pretty easily - for instance, if you want a cup of icing, double these quantities. For more cake, Chloe Coscarelli's original recipe (which I miniaturised, in an attempt to not be greedy about it) can be found here.
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
2 Tbsp Vitalite
1/4 Cup Icing Sugar.
If your icing doesn't come together well, add some drops of water or non-dairy milk until desired consistency. If it's too thin, add some more peanut butter or icing sugar (taste to decide which to add).
|We had pad thai too. It was a good evening. Yes, those are my legs reflected in the window.|