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    Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

    Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes? Are you sure they are Vegan? Really? But they look so ‘normal’!  For various reason, we often get asked to make Eggless and/or Dairy Free cakes. This recipe is a fail safe, easy to make, yummy scummy Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes recipe, which means Dairy Free AND Eggless!  To be honest, if no-one told you these were Vegan, you’d never know it, or believe it, because these Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes are light, fluffy, moist, rich, chocolatey and easy to make – everything a Cupcake should be, with nothing missing in taste and texture.   They do use a spread to add the fat content. My choice of spread is…

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    Cookie Dough…..why bother baking it?

    What is THE hardest thing for you about baking sweet things? I personally think it’s actually getting the mixture to the oven……..and I mean without dipping my fingers, spoon or face in the mix and eating it all before doing anything productive with it!   Every child asks to ‘lick the bowl’, and quite frankly, I believe, every adult would if it didn’t make you sound 3 years old! I predict over 95% of people who bake dip their finger to ‘test’ the mix. TEST???? Yeah…..you mean enjoy the gooey naughtyness that is raw cake or cookie mix! ‘Technically’ cake mix is baaaaad – it contains raw eggs – ’nuff…