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June Monthly Competition

30 Jun

Another month – done!  That’s  11 so far.  Crazy.  And 334 cupcakes down.  Only 31 to go.  Even crazier!  Let’s see which cupcakes are competing this month:

Cannoli Cupcakes

Cannoli-Cupcake

Cannoli-halved

Cracker Jack Cupcakes

Cracker-Jack-Cupcake

Cracker-Jack-halved2

Caramel Macchiato Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

CMCN-Cupcake

C-M-C-N-Cupcake-halved2

Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Chocolate-Coconut-Cupcake

Chocolate-Coconut-halved

Let’s see which one “takes the cake”.  (yeah.  cheesy.  I know.)

Thanks again to our Cupcake Panel: Cam, Jon and Eric.  And a huge thanks to my hubby, Ken, for all filming and original music.  Check back tomorrow when I start in on our final month!!

Day 334 – Triple Chocolate & Avocado Vegan Cupcakes

30 Jun

It’s the last day of the month!  Wow.  I can’t believe there’s only 1 month left for My Year of Cupcakes!  That’s insane.  Don’t worry though.  The blog will continue.  Just not with a cupcake a day…

But, for today, we have a special aka different kind of cupcake.  Triple Chocolate & Avocado Vegan Cupcakes (recipe below from Feed Your Awesome Machine).  Anything that can manage to sound healthy but still have “Triple Chocolate” in the name sounds good to me!

Chocolate-Avocado-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Avocado-cupc

The cupcakes are super moist! They thick, but in a gooey, fudgy way, not a dry way. They have a somewhat bitter chocolate flavor. No avocado flavor, which I was wondering about. But not very sweet either.

Chocolate-Frosting

The frosting is thick and creamy. It is very, very strong! It tastes so strongly of bittersweet chocolate, I’m a little surprised. I was hoping that a bit of the coconut milk flavor would come out, but not at all! Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!

Chocolate-Avocado-Vegan     Mini-Choc-Avocado-Vegan

Together the cupcake does balance out a little bit of the frosting, but it’s still the strongest part for sure. The cupcake almost fades away completely against the frosting, which is a shame because the cupcake is quite good too. I’d say frost lightly. Both parts are pretty yummy, but not equal in strength. For a vegan cupcake, I am really impressed! This could easily stand up to other “regular” cupcakes I’ve tasted!

Chocolate-Avocado-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3
  • Appearance: 3.5
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 17.5

Mini-Choc-Avocado-top

RECIPE

Triple Chocolate & Avocado Vegan Cupcakes (recipe from Feed Your Awesome Machine)

Chocolate-Avocado Cupcakes:

  • 190g (1.5 cups) whole grain wheat or spelt flour
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 60g (1/4 cup) coconut oil or butter
  • 250ml (1 cup) unsweetened oat or almond milk
  • 240g (¾ cup) pure maple syrup (not imitation syrup)
  • 60g ripe avocado flesh (equivalent to about ½ medium avocado)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider or plain white vinegar
  • 60g chopped dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids minimum)

Whipped Chocolate Ganache:

  • 250ml (1 cup) coconut milk
  • 226g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids minimum)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup

For directions visit Feed Your Awesome Machine.

*Tomorrow: Cotton Candy Cupcakes*

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