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Vegan Black Bean Avocado Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Avocado is an incredibly nutritious fruit. It is not only packed with fiber, but also it has more potassium compared to bananas. It can help in lowering triglyceride and cholesterol levels. Incorporating it with chocolate cupcake is another way to up your healthy diet.

Ingredients:

For the cupcake:

• 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/2 cocoa powder
• 1/2 cup black beans (rinsed and cooked)
• 1/2 cup ripe avocado
• 1/2 cup raw sugar
• 1/2 cup water
• 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 cup vegan butter
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the avocado frosting:

• 2 medium avocados (ripe)
• 2 teaspoons lemon juice
• 1 lb powdered sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

For the cupcake:

Preheat oven at 350 F.
Prepare the cupcake tins with 12 paper liners.
Prepare a large mixing bowl and pour in cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Whisk together until well combined.
Set aside.
In another bowl, put black beans, avocado, vegan butter, vanilla extract, and raw sugar.
Use an electric hand mixer to mix the ingredients thoroughly.
Pour water.
Add the dry ingredients into the bowl.
Keep mixing using the electric hand mixer.
Scoop the mixture and place it in the cupcake tins.
Bake for 22 minutes.
Remove and set aside.

For the frosting:

In a large mixing bowl, put the ripe avocado.
Mix using an electric mixer until the avocados are creamy and smooth.
Add vanilla extract and lemon juice.
Add powdered sugar gradually and mix well.
Pour the frosting in a piping bag.
Squeeze the frosting on top of the cupcakes.
Serve and enjoy!

Vegan Black Bean Avocado Chocolate Cupcakes
Images – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHX7d-7S31M

Red Velvet Roulade Cake (Gluten Free)

A roulade is a type of sponge cake rolled around a filling such as jam, buttercream or icing. It is also called Swiss roll, cream roll or jelly roll. Although its origins are unclear, the cake is believed to have originated in Central Europe. Most roulade cakes are not frosted and even plain looking but, the real beauty of the cake is in the center. A slice of roulade cake reveals the tempting swirl of cake and its “spiral” filling. With this recipe, you will learn how easy it is to make a red velvet roulade cake. It takes only 10 minutes to bake the cake. What makes this cake really delicious is the light and fluffy cream cheese frosting. Also, as cornstarch is used instead of flour, this cake is gluten-free. This red velvet roulade cake is a perfect ending to a romantic dinner.

Ingredients:

Red Velvet Roulade Cake:

• 6 large eggs, at room temperature
• ¾ cup of sugar
• 2 tsp vanilla extract
• 2 tbsp red gel food coloring
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• ⅓ cup of cocoa powder
• ¼ cup of cornstarch

Cream Cheese Frosting:

• 2½ cups of powdered sugar
• 1 pound of cream cheese, at room temperature
• ½ cup of butter, at room temperature
• 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

This recipe takes about 40 minutes to make. Serves 10.

Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Put eggs and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer.
Whisk on high speed for 5 minutes.
Add vanilla and red food coloring and whisk for just 1 more minute.
Put cocoa powder, cinnamon, and cornstarch on a sieve.
Sieve the dry ingredients mixture onto the red batter.
Gently fold the dry ingredients into the batter until everything is well combined.
Pour the batter into an 11″x13″ baking pan lined with parchment paper.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
To make the frosting, put the cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer.
Whisk on medium-high speed until smooth.
Add butter and whisk again on medium-high speed until smooth.
Add vanilla and turn the mixer on medium speed.
Add icing sugar a little at a time.
Chill the cream cheese frosting until ready to use.
To remove the cake from the baking sheet, put plastic wrap on top of the cake.
Put a wire rack on top of the plastic wrap, then flip the cake over.
Remove the wire rack from the bottom, then gently peel off the parchment paper on top of the cake.
Evenly spread 3/4 of the frosting on top of the cake.
Roll the cake and transfer to a platter.
Put the remaining cream cheese frosting in a piping bag.
Pipe the frosting to cover the cake roll.

Ideas And Tips:

• If you are making this cake for Christmas, you can decorate it with white chocolate shavings, “edible holly” leaves and cranberries on top.

• For an added crunch, you may also fill the cake with crushed nuts.

Red Velvet Roulade Cake (Gluten Free)
images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct8BS_-Otc8

Vanilla And Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Today’s vanilla and chocolate pudding recipe is a sweet, thick, and creamy dessert. It is better than a store-bought pudding which can contain artificial flavors and preservatives which may harm one’s health. The light milk-based custard is thickened with eggs and cornstarch. It can be served warm during cold days or chilled on summer days.

Ingredients:

Vanilla Pudding:

• ⅓ cup of sugar
• ¼ cup of cornstarch
• ¼ tsp salt
• 2 ⅔ cups of milk
• 1 large egg
• 2 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Pudding:

• ½ cup of sugar
• ⅓ cup of cocoa powder
• ¼ cup of cornstarch
• ¼ tsp of salt
• 2 ⅔ cups of milk
• 1 large egg
• 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

This recipe takes about 30 minutes to make. Serves 6.

To prepare the vanilla pudding, put sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a mixing bowl.
Using a wire whisk, mix all ingredients together.
Crack open an egg into a separate bowl.
Pour 2/3 cup of milk into the bowl and whisk well.
Pour egg mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and whisk well.
In a saucepan, boil 2 cups of milk over high heat.
Remove from heat.
Gradually pour egg mixture into the boiled milk while whisking constantly to avoid cooking the eggs.
Put the saucepan back on the stove.
Simmer for 3 minutes over medium heat while constantly stirring.
Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract.
Set aside.
To prepare the chocolate pudding, put sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt in a mixing bowl.
Using a wire whisk, mix all ingredients together.
Crack open an egg into a separate bowl.
Pour 2/3 cup of milk into the bowl and whisk well.
Pour egg mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and whisk well.
In a saucepan, boil 2 cups of milk over high heat.
Remove from heat.
Gradually pour egg mixture into the boiled milk while whisking constantly to avoid cooking the eggs.
Put the saucepan back on the stove.
Simmer for 3 minutes over medium heat while constantly stirring.
Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract.
Pour vanilla pudding into serving glasses.
Pour chocolate pudding on top to fill the serving glasses.
Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and serve.

Ideas And Tips:

• If you’re serving the pudding cold, place a plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding. Let the pudding chill in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours. Putting a plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding prevents milk evaporation while cooling. This keeps the surface moist, which prevents a chewy skin from forming on top of the pudding.

Vanilla And Chocolate Pudding Recipe
images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF2B7qgnUpw