Ok, I wasn’t all that happy how these came out but I am waiting to hear how my tasters felt about them. This is the very first recipe from any of Moskowitz/Romero cookbooks that I didn’t think turned out perfectly. I am a little sad that I didn’t make a vegan King Cake instead.
Now that I did a search for the Carrot Cake Cupcake recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take over the World, I see there is a fix that people are suggesting to add more flour (see link here). AUGH! I went against ALL of my intuition that told me to add more flour because I was certain all of their cookbooks were like different versions of the vegan bible.
It seems nothing has gone right so far today. I decided not to make my annual Vegetable Jambalaya for Mardi Gras/ Fat Tuesday and opted to go in an support the new vegan place, Aardvark Kafé. They were having some spicy vegan chili today and I thought I could maybe pretend it was a Mardis Gras food and support the new place. Jim was set to meet me there so I loaded up a plate of these cupcakes to give to the staff and other vegan diners. I set aside another plate for Jim’s co-workers and some to share with my folks tonight.
I caught the bus and the cupcakes caught the eye of my favorite bus driver, Chris. I think he decided not to have one when he found out they were vegan… just kidding! Chris thought they looked good and asked for my blog address. Hi Chris!
I was feeling a little embarrassed to offer the cupcakes because the paper was peeling away from the cake. Way too much oil if you ask me and the batter almost didn’t make enough. I didn’t need to worry about impressing anyone at Aardvark today nor did I get to warm up with a bowl of chili. I found this note on the door when I got there. Bummer.
I tried to call Jim but he had already left to join me so he couldn’t pick up soup on the way. I stood there, hungry and cold and hopped in the moment Jim pulled up. All I could offer him in the amount of time he had left on his lunch break was… left over spaghetti. Sorry man.
Jim is always a good sport and I sent him off with more cupcakes for his good folks to try. I have to pack to go to my folks tonight and clean a MOUNTAIN of dishes from baking but I hope that his coworkers will give me some feedback on this recipe. I plan on making it again for the weekend (a 3 vegan birthday par-tay in Harrisburg) and hope I can improve on it.