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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lunch :: My Secret Cupcake Ingredient ♥




My friends know me as the girl who makes cupcakes for every occasion. As a birthday gift to Bryn, I baked a batch using Funfetti cake mix and Rainbow Chip frosting. Mmm!

Here's my baking technique: I follow the normal directions on the box, except for one thing... I use applesauce instead of eggs! I've been doing this for months, and I like to call it my 'secret' recipe since you can't really tell a difference. In fact, I think they're better this way -- the cupcakes turn out so moist and yummy. And, believe it or not, they don't taste like apples at all! (I tried using bananas once too, but the banana flavor took over and they tasted more like sweet banana bread. It was good, but not the result I wanted!)

Next time you bake, try using three tablespoons of applesauce in place of each egg. (Normally boxed cake uses three eggs, so that would be nine tablespoons...) Just make sure you use the unsweetened, natural kind. For more egg substitutes, check out this article. :)



PS: This weekend is the move I've mentioned, so I won't be posting for a few days. I'm so excited to live with my best friend and his best friend. :) Once I get settled in, I'll be back to my usual blogging routine. June was amazing and I literally have thousands of photos to prove it! Soon I'll share all the details of LA Pride, PowerHouse 2012, and my weekend in San Diego -- but in the meantime, be sure to enter my summer beauty giveaway!

16 comments:

  1. Applesauce, huh? That is very interesting. I'll have to try it sometime.

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  2. We don't really use boxed cake mixes & things here in the UK so I always bake from scratch. I always melt my butter instead of creaming together the butter & sugar to get more moistness in my cakes. Plus it's easier than getting an achey arm because I don't have a stand mixer!

    I'm moving this weekend too- dreading it because I am allergic to packing/unpacking boxes. Can't wait to be in my new place though! Good luck with your move! x

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  3. I've had cupcakes with applesauce instead of eggs and they were so tasty! I will have to make them myself sometime soon :)

    When my grandma and I were on weight watchers (yes, that happened), we would make chocolate cupcakes with a can of diet coke instead of the eggs/milk, etc. and they were so moist and delicious. We also replaced the regular frosting with whipped cream. Nom nom.

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  4. That good to know. My girls and I love to bake cupcakes.

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  5. Apple sauce is a great substitute! And funfetti cupcakes are Lukus' favorite!

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  6. Very cool idea! I've read about replacing apple sauce with eggs in other recipes but have never tried it. They look like they rose up well so maybe I'll need to give it a try without fear ;)

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    1. A bonus secret: While mixing the batter, I'll sometimes add a shake of baking soda and/or flour to help with the rising!

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  7. Funfetti is my absolutely favorite! I've heard of using apple sauce in place of butter or sugar to reduce fat (and taste, unfortunately), but never heard of replacing eggs with it. I'll have to give it a try!

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  8. I love this because Bryn is my dogs name! I would do this for him, but he hasn't learnt to read yet :(

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  9. Thanks for the tip! I am the cupcake baker to my friends so I will definitely be trying this out :)

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  10. Applesauce?! I wasn't expecting that. I'm absolutely intrigued...

    Emily Jane xo

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  11. Applesauce? Lol I love baking cupcakes too...funfetti are my favorite. I'll probably be making a batch soon since my boyfriend is in town and loves them! haha I'll try putting the applesauce in and see if he even notices ;)

    Thanks for the tip lovely! :)

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  12. You and I would get along so well in real life! I am also the girl who brings cupcakes to every occasion and I also use applesauce! I am a vegetarian but I also don't eat eggs and milk (I don't consider myself a vegan because I still eat cheese)...so egg substitutes are often used in my house! Applesauce is also great in a lot of cookie recipes! =)

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  13. thanks for sharing your little secret :) interesting how you can't taste the apple flavour at all! and if it makes it more moist, then why not!

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  14. My sister does this, but I have never tried it. I think it's a great idea, I just may need to make something. I bet they're delicious!

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