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March Monthly Competition

31 Mar

Well, the time is here.  The time for deciding which cupcake will be March’s Monthly Champ.  The competitors are:

Cherry Coconut Cupcake

Cherry-Coconut-Cupcake

Churro Cupcake

Churro-cupcake

Orange Cupcake with Orange Buttercream

Orange-Cupcake-2

Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream

Choc-Raspberry-Cupcake

Find out which cupcake won!

Thanks again to Mitch, Jonah  & Dara – our Cupcake Panel.  And another huge thanks to my hubby, Ken, for all filming and original music.  Check back tomorrow as I start April!

Day 243 – GF Chocolate Cupcakes (made with Garbanzo Bean Flour)

31 Mar

It’s that last day of March!  Wow!  This month just flew by!!  Make sure you stop by later today to see which cupcake is named March’s Monthly Champ.  But first, check out these Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes (made with Garbanzo Bean Flour) (recipe below from Cupcake Project) – special thanks to Christy for sending me this recipe!!

GF-Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-GF-Chocolate-cupcake

The cupcakes are dense and chewy. They are crumbly but not dry. They have a light chocolate flavor, not very dark or sweet.

Garbanzo-Frosting

The frosting is thick-ish (see note below). It has a fairly strong garbanzo bean flavor, with a hint of Nutella at the end. I think it’s probably better with the cupcakes (or with graham crackers, etc) than it is by itself.

Note: My frosting (aka chocolate hummus) was really thin. I added garbanzo bean flour to thicken it. It still wasn’t thick enough to pipe, but it was thick enough to dollop on top of the cupcakes, and then it thickened.

GF-Garbanzo-cupcake     Mini-GF-Garbanzo

The Nutella flavor in the frosting came out a lot stronger when the parts are together. It’s still a very strong garbanzo bean flavor, but not as aggressive when they’re together.

GF-Garbanzo-top     Mini-Garbanzo-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3
  • Frosting Taste: 3
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 17

RECIPE

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes (made with Garbanzo Bean Flour) (recipe from Cupcake Project)

Gluten-Free Cupcakes:

  • 2 3/4 cups garbanzo bean flour, sifted twice
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup boiling water

Chocolate Hummus Frosting:

  • 1 (14 oz) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 1/2 cup chocolate nut butter (I used Nutella)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

Roasted Chickpeas:

  • 1 (14 oz) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon or your spice(s) of choice
  • 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 3/4 cups garbanzo bean flour, sifted twice
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup boiling water

Read more at http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2011/07/gluten-free-chocolate-cupcakes-made.html#Fg0lOkILi7M4m8Rb.99

  • 2 3/4 cups garbanzo bean flour, sifted twice
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup boiling water

Read more at http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2011/07/gluten-free-chocolate-cupcakes-made.html#Fg0lOkILi7M4m8Rb.99

  • 2 3/4 cups garbanzo bean flour, sifted twice
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup boiling water

Read more at http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2011/07/gluten-free-chocolate-cupcakes-made.html#Fg0lOkILi7M4m8Rb.99

For directions visit Cupcake Project.

*Tomorrow: Vanilla Raspberry “Surprise” Cupcakes*

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