Hello everyone,

I was baking a bit the last couple of days and thought of the numerous times people have asked me – how do I bake and substitute eggs. So I thought I’d put this down ‘on paper’ and have something to refer to whenever asked the question again.
Firstly, my cake and muffin and cupcake doughs are all the same, in their essence. And the basic recipe is so basic you can modify it and make hundreds of varieties. So here it is –

500g flour (I always bake with wholegrain flour)
200g sugar/sweetener (I use molasses or brown sugar or just chop dates, add more or less depending on your sweet tooth)
1 tbsp baking powder
(Pinch of salt)
(2 tbsp cinnamon)
(1/4 cup oil)
(2 tbsp lemon juice)
(1 cup milk of your choice)
Water

All the items in brackets are optional, so you can add oil and milk but you can as well omit them and add more water. As always, mix the dry ingredients with the wet ones. Add enough water to make the dough into a yogurt like consistency.

And now some of the ingredients you can add to it –
– bananas (mashed)
– berries (fresh, frozen or ground)
– fruit, like apples, peaches, pears
– cocoa (& chocolate, or carob)
– superfoods like maca, spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass, baobab, lucuma
– alternative flours like gram, rye, buckwheat, hemp, oats
– raisins
– applesauce
– essences like vanilla, or peppermint
– buttermilk (milk mixed with vinegar)
– poppy seeds
– nuts
…..

So what I’m trying to say, is you can make it into any flavour you want.
To bake it into a cupcake, just mix vegan margarine with icing sugar and maybe some wheatgrass or raspberries for colour? 😉
And now some photos of the stuff I’ve done:

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So I hope this will help you get your imagination going regarding cakes and baking 🙂

Yours,

Eli x