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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dairy-Free Cupcakes (for breakfast?)

First-thing Monday morning, Aspen and I made cupcakes (ok, we had breakfast first, but just barely). It was a consolation for having to go to bed again. Man, it's tough that bedtime comes every. single. day.

I used SueAnn's dairy-free recipes (no eggs, so this is really and truly dairy-free) so Aspen got to help measure and pour about a million ingredients. Way more fun than just opening a box of cupcake mix and dumping it in a bowl with some eggs. Also? Way more TASTY.

In addition to whipping up these treats, we went on an adventure to bring lunch to Kev's office and to leave some cupcakes at Uncle Seth's house. We like breaking into people's houses during the day, doing their dishes for them, and leaving cupcakes on the counter. Wouldn't you want me as your neighbor?!

flower cupcake liners, silicone cupcake liners, cupcakes with sprinkles, homemade cupcakes
And since Aspen and I were already in Sandy, I decided it couldn't hurt to stalk some of the houses Kev and I have been looking at online. Now that we finally sold the Pink House, we can move forward with our lives. Right now, we're doing the paperwork for pre-approval so we're still in the "fun" stage of checking out homes. There's one in particular that's in a wonderful neighborhood and has a lot of room for us to spread out. Aspen might actually be able to bring her horse inside!

But, yeah, the whole point of this was to share a delicious cupcake recipe with you. Without further ado:

Dairy-Free Cocoa Cupcakes

In a large mixing bowl, sift together the following:
3 C flour
6 T cocoa
2 C granulated sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Make three holes in the dry mixture
Pour 2 tsp vanilla in one hole
Pour 2 T vinegar in the second hole
Pour 2/3 C oil in the third hole

Cover with 2 C water and beat all together until smooth

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes (or make a 9X13 cake and bake for 35-45 minutes).
Yields 24 cupcakes

For the frosting, I just mixed powdered sugar, almond milk, vanilla extract and a little bit of shortening until I got a consistency and flavor that I liked.


  1. Baking with Bailee is one thing I love. She loves helping me pour the ingredients in the bowl & then watching whatever we made cook in the oven :) Good luck with the house search, hope everything works out for you!

  2. These sound amazing! I am lactose intolerant, so I think I would LOVE these!

  3. These are so perfect for those of us who can't have dairy. I didn't want to feel left out on Aspen's birthday, so I'm grateful SueAnn had this delicious recipe so I could enjoy cupcakes, too!

  4. My boys are older now - but I had one that loved to bake, and one that was "meh" about the whole thing. Thankfully the "meh" one is, at 25, now learning more about cooking, thanks to his fiancee.

    I will also confess here that at least twice a year when my boys were little we had Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.

    I found you via Yours Truly - and yes, please come be my neighbor and come in and wash my dishes and leave me cupcakes. : )

  5. When Aspen gets older, I want to implement "YES" days. It'll be a special day here and there when we will say "YES!" to all her requests. Even if it's ice cream for breakfast.

  6. Those sound yummy! I wish you were my neighbor. Of course I would even be happy if we lived in the same state. :)


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