Thursday, March 1, 2012
Antoinette Shares a Real Recipe
Hey guys. I'm filling in for Vanessa today. She is busy making furniture for the neglected Etsy store. So I told her I would handle today's post.
We both wanted to share a quick recipe for making slightly healthier cake and cupcakes. Notice I said slightly. She got this recipe from www.Sparkpeople.com. If you haven't checked out that site yet, and you are interested in getting healthier, it is worth taking a look.
Here is a link to the actual recipe. http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/recipes.asp?id=12588. The recipe has water listed. I've tried it with water and without water, and I think I prefer it without water.
So you will need any regular cake mix. I've tried chocolate, yellow and red velvet. The chocolate and the red velvet were delicious. The yellow seemed to be a bit gooey, but it could have just been me.
You will also need a block of the softest tofu sold..
Then you mix your chosen cake mix with your tofu (and a little water if you like). DO NOT add any of the extra stuff listed on the cake mix box like eggs and oil. Once mixed, follow the baking directions listed on the box.
And that's pretty much it. I usually make cupcakes for the kids and Tony. They love them! I haven't told them yet that there is tofu in them. I know my family. All of a sudden they will start imagining that they can taste tofu and it doesn't taste right. Unfortunately, I don't have pictures to show you of the ones I made. I wasn't expecting to ever need a picture. I was able to go through Vanessa's files and find one of her pictures.
Here are chocolate tofu cupcakes that Vanessa did a few weeks ago. She told me they were delectable. You really should give them a try sometime. Let us know how they turn out.