Let me pre-face the caloriffic post that's about to come with the fact that I was sipping on a beautiful green smoothie whilst baking. It was one of my best yet and I mixed two cups of baby spinach, two cups of water, a banana, a pear, half a lime, two kiwis, two tablespoons of LSA and two tablespoons of chia seeds. Deeeeeelight!
The recipe I used for the vanilla cupcakes is really easy. Just mix 185 g plain flour, 3/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1 cup sugar, 125 g butter, 2 eggs, 3/4 cups milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. After having done that I went rogue and added 100 g dark chocolate and a couple of handfuls of hazelnuts, both perfectly chopped.
The verdict from my Aussie family was very positive and the cupcakes got rave reviews. I should know seeing as I'm enjoying a leftover one right now.
Are you a cupcake fan like me?