Thursday, 22 October 2009

sultana cupcakes

I had an amazing mini fruitcake the other week, and I had some sultanas in the house, so it seemed like fate to try making sultana cake for the first time! I modified it to cupcakes though, to enable ease of taking them to work.

These ones sunk, because of complications with my oven, but they should work out ok.

sultana cupcakes

sultana cupcakes

ingredients
1 cup sultanas
half a cup of water
150 grams of nuttelex or margarine
3 chinese soup spoons of apple sauce
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbl golden syrup
one and a half cups of self raising flour
half a cup of plain flour
1 cup caster sugar
quarter of a teaspoon of almond essence
1 tsp cinnamon

method
Bring the water to a simmer, and add the sultanas. Simmer, covered, for five or six minutes, then add the nuttelex and let it melt. In the meantime, beat together the apple sauce and sugar. Add the golden syrup to the hot sultanas, then remove from heat, and mix in the apple sauce and sugar mixture, as well as the almond essence. Sift together the baking powder, flour, and cinnamon, then add to the sultanas. Mix until just combined.

Divide between twelve cupcake cup things, greased or with paper, and bake at 180C for about twenty minutes, or until a skewer comes out moist but relatively clean.

6 comments:

elaran said...

I WANT TO EAT THOSE CUPCAKES THEY LOOK YUMMY

steph said...

OH TRUST ME

COOKING LOTS OF THING FOR YOU IS AT THE TOP OF THE LIST

elaran said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY

...

clearly I will be an eggplant by the end of trip if not already

(i am ok with this)

ned lee said...

these look like they would be tasty as.

there are a couple of world vegan day events coming up in Perth, I wonder if you would be happy to do a post on them to spread the word? ya know, with your whole perth-connection and everything :) I couldn't find an email address for you so this is the next best contact i guess.

Event 1: Picnic
Facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=194660081744
Image link here: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2736/4023520763_15f606c161.jpg
Event link here: http://ara.org.au/index.php/News/world-vegan-day-picnic.html

Event 2: Vegan Food Basics Workshop
Facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=176605980942
Image link here: http://ara.org.au/images/stories/images/ara/veganfoodbasicsflyer.gif
Event link here: http://ara.org.au/index.php/Activist-Workshops/vegan-food-basics.html

thanks either way, love your blog, great photos etc., although my jealousy of melbourne vegan options now grows and grows...

steph said...

Hey Ned Lee,

No worries. I had a couple of other Perth things I wanted to promote, so I'll fold these into that post. I'll be making it probably over the weekend. :o)

ned lee said...

awesome thanks heaps! :)