Hmmm…honestly I do not know what to think about it a lot of times. To me, dessert is usually not healthy. Most of the time!
That is why we call it “Sometimes Food”, right? It is food we shall eat sometimes, not each and every day (which is hard, I know guys!).
My “overseas mom” in Canada is a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner and taught me so so much. When it comes to healthy living choices, she is the woman to talk to!
The term “Sometimes Food” is quite common over there.
No matter how “sweet” my blog might be; I do not eat sweet treats every day. And if I do, not so much of it. Just a little treat!
Of course there are days (such as birthdays etc.) where I do not think about a sugar limit at all but usually we all should take care of our body and limit the amount of 12 Cupcakes to 1 Cupcake a day :)
The more I bake for my blog or for clients etc., the less I eat dessert.
I “see” it all the time, makes you want less sugar – how do you feel about that, have you experienced similar situations?
Nevertheless: Sweets make us all happy, sure thing. I do not want to preach at all, so let’s head over to a great, yummy and even healthy cupcake recipe!
The story behind it:
A friend of mine from the States who makes the best hiphop music (he is a legend btw!) requested healthy cupcakes!
Especially during a long European tour it is not very easy for him to live as healthy as he might like to.
Before he got on stage in Hannover (Germany) I got to say hello and chat it up and catch up a little, and handed him his healthy cupcakes.
I was curious whether he liked them because they were one of my first healthy cupcakes ever.
I must say: The frosting was not necessary at all (even though it looks so much cuter).
The taste was so so good, still sweet from the raw cane sugar and rich as well. I fell in love. Will bake them again, and again!
A day later he responded to one of my instagram posts saying:
Yes! No frosting needed! Niner bakes for REAL!
So there you have it, approved! :)
This is the thing that makes me happy the most about baking and blogging:
To make my friends, family, clients and most importantly, my blog readers happy with my treats. *sigh*
I ask you to try these cupcakes, they’re worth it.
- Prep Time 10 minutes
- Baking Time 14-18 minutes
- Difficulty Easy
For the Vanilla Cupcakes try to use organic (and fair trade) ingredients if possible:
- 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup raw cane sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup milk + 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
- Frosting of your choice or click here for recipes
- For Decorating: desired sprinkles
- Large round decorating tip or Large Open Star Tip to frost the cupcakes
For more cupcake decorating tips and techniques, please click here.
Additional Items you may want to get, makes a nice gift:
- extra cupcake liners
- 1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees / 180 G Celsius and prepare your cupcake pan with cupcake liners of your choice.
- 2. Pour together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
- 3. Add 1/2 teaspoon vinegar to the milk, mix with a fork or spoon and set aside for about 3-5 minutes.
- 4. In another bowl, add the 2 eggs and mix with handmixer or stand mixer. Now pour in the sugar and continue to mix for a minute.
- 5. Now add vanilla extract and vegetable oil and mix.
- 6. On low speed, add half of the flour mixture, beat, then add half of milk mixture. Repeat until everything is combined and well mixed. Scrape down sides of the bowl too so you don’t miss anything of this yummy cupcake batter.
- 7. Now pour the rather thin batter into your cupcake pan (use a pitcher, it is very helpful) and fill up the cupcake liners 2/3 full.
- 8. Bake in your preheated oven for about 14-18 minutes, I usually reduce the heat after 10 minutes, because my oven tends to get very hot!
And the cupcakes get a nice domed top! If you are not sure whether the cupcakes are ready to take out the oven, use a toothpick, stick in the center of the cupcake, if it comes out clean, the cupcakes are done – nicely domed. Please watch your cupcakes, 18 minutes might be too long if your oven tends to get very hot as well.
- 9. Let cupcakes cool for a couple of minutes before you remove them from the pan. Let cool completely on a plate or wire rack.
- 10. When completely cooled, you can start frosting them. Check out my marshmallow frosting recipe here.
Enjoy your weekend guys!