Filed under: Baking | Tags: banana, cocoa, cupcake, shade grown black pepper, vegan
Well, cupcakes again! They are so easy and fast to bake that they have definetely become my favourite thing to bring to parties and such. This time I made them for planting happening with an environmental organisation that I’m currently into. I wanted to try to bake something with these really gorgeous shade – grown black peppercorns that I bought recently. It it true what I heard: the aroma of the shade grown black pepper is quite a lot more interesting than the usual stuff that is available in shops. The particular brand that I bought is called Big Tree Farms.
Vegan Banana Cupcakes with Cocoa and Black Pepper
4 dl wheat flour
1 dl cocoa powder
2 dl sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp egg replacer
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground bourbon vanille
2 tsp finely ground black pepper
2 dl mushed banana (about 2 ripe bananas)
2 dl oat cream
1 dl water
150 g vegetable margarine
I melted the margarine first. Then I mixed the dry ingredients, including sugar and egg replacer, in a bowl. The cocoa powder I put through a sieve, in order to avoid lumps. The black pepper I ground using a mortar and pestle, because I wanted to get a really fine powder. Then I mushed the banana with a fork and added that to the mixture. After that I added the oat cream, the water and the margarine, and divided the dough evenly into muffin forms. I baked the cupcakes about 20 min in 200 °C.