Friday, May 15, 2009

Alma's Depression Carob Cupcakes

Alma gave me a recipe recently for Depression Chocolate Cupcakes. Their leavening action is created by a chemical reaction of baking soda and vinegar. The lack of eggs makes this an easy vegan option. The recipe calls for cocoa, but since I didn't have any I adapted it to carob powder and they turned out fine.

Alma's Depression Carob Cupcakes

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
6 Tbsp. carob (or baking chocolate)
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3/4 cup oil
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups cold water

Mix flour, sugar, cocoa (or carob), soda, and salt in ungreased 9" x 13" pan. Make three depressions. Into one pour the oil, into the second pour the vinegar, and into the third pour the vanilla. Pour water over all and mix well with a fork until completely combined.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes to 1 hour.


La Tea Dah said...

The carob cupcakes were a hit with everyone for lunch yesterday. I was concerned that they might expect chocolate and would be disappointed with carob. But, that wasn't the case. Whew!

Storybook Woods said...

Isn't it amazing how tender these are without the eggs, Clarice

La Tea Dah said...

Yes, they are very good, Clarice. Thanks for the feedback.

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