Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tracy's Candy Shop Cupcakes/Muffinsd

I used Donna Taylor's tried-and true cake recipe but made a few changes. The basic recipe is the one I use for her breakfast muffins, but I've also made coconut and candy shop (which is really a chocolate chocolate chip cupcake with butterscotch chips. Here's the basic recipe and variations:

Chocolate Chip Muffins
Adapted Donna Taylor birthday cake recipe

2 ½ c. wheat starch
2/3 c. cake flour
1 tbsp. + 1 tsp. baking powder
4 oz box vanilla pudding
1 tbsp. + 1 tsp. egg replacer
1 1/3 c. sugar
2 c. water
½ c oil
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ c. butter, softened
100 gm mini chocolate chips

Whip egg replacer, water, and sugar until foamy. Add butter and remaining wet ingredients. Beat well, add to dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips and pour into 24 muffin cups. Sprinkle tops with granulated sugar and bake at 325 for 25 minutes.

Total phe: 562
Total yield: 24 muffins
Phe per muffin: 23

To make candy shop muffins, I use chocolate pudding instead of vanilla, and add 3 TBSP cocoa powder. The pudding and cocoa powder add 302 phe to the recipe, so for 24 muffins, the phe per muffin is 36. My daughter also likes some butterscotch chips added to the batter. Butterscotch chips are fairly low in phe (48 phe for 1/4 cup), so if you add them as well, add a few phes to each muffin.

To make coconut muffins, delete the chocolate chips and vanilla extract, add 1 tsp. coconut extract and add 75 gm shredded, sweetened coconut to the batter and 50 gms to the top of each muffin. For 24 muffins, the phe is 21 each.

Tracy, Chicago

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