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Dairy Free and Egg Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Posted On January 29, 2015| 3 Replies

I continue with my new found passion (obsession) of trying to cook all things dairy free, egg free and soya free. Here is a recipe that has totally blown me away.  These Chocolate Cupcakes are amazing and so easy to make and apart from a can of black beans you just need cupboard staples.  But before I start I want to tell you how I came about this recipe.

I have a lovely friend who I used to work with.  She regularly reads my blog and has ambitions of one day quitting her job as a maths teacher and setting up her own Cafe.   Something which I think she would be extremely good at.  Having read my review of the lemon drizzle cake the other day she sent me a text message with a recipe for a chocolate bean cake she had made.  She said it was amazing and that I should try and make one with an egg substitue.  So after an internet search I found several egg free versions.

I finally settled on these wonderful cupcakes/muffins.  Harriet couldn’t get it in her mouth quick enough.  They are so light and fluffy.


Unless I told you, you would never know that these were made using pureed prunes as the egg substitute and black beans.  In fact I don’t intend telling Amelie what is in them as she might not then eat them.


The recipe said to cook for about 15 mins but mine needed nearer 20-25 mins.  Next time I think I might try adding some chocolate chips to make them more like a chocolate chip muffin.  I had no idea that you could make something so delicious as this using black beans.   This is a great way to try and add fiber to kids diets.  I have found loads of other recipes for cookies and brownies.

I think I might give these Black Bean Brownies from Chocolate Covered Katie ago next.

Black Bean Brownies

I would like to thank my friend for sharing her discovery with me and for Madhuram’s Eggless Cooking for the cupcake recipe.

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Lemon Drizzle Cake: Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soya Free

Posted On January 26, 2015| 2 Replies

We had Mikes parents coming for afternoon tea yesterday and they always like a piece of cake with their afternoon cup of tea.  The problem I normally have is that there is nothing that Harriet can eat and I have to spend the next hour trying to stop her trying to grab stuff off the table or attempt to entice her with something she blatantly doesn’t want as it doesn’t look anything like the cake everyone else is eating.  So I decided to try and make a Lemon Drizzle Cake that Harriet could eat too.  Having attempted to make cakes previously I was a little dubious but I was blown away at how delicious and easy it was to make this cake was.  Not only that but Amelie ate about three bits which means it must have been good  (Amelie has a hideous sweet tooth and would scoff a whole packet of biscuits given a chance).  It was light and fluffy not a bad match on a traditional Lemon Drizzle Cake and made a perfect afternoon tea cake.  This is definitely a recipe we will be making again.


I found the recipe on the Independent’s Website.  However if you hop over to the fab Bit of The Good Stuff you will find loads of amazing looking recipes.

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