Cooking Kindness…

Today I took some cookies to work and saw how happy it made those I served them to. It put a smile on people’s faces even if they didn’t want a cookie they were happy to be included in the offer. When I got home and was making dinner hubby asked for some cupcakes…

So I made some gluten-free chocolate cupcakes for hubby… normal size…Big Cupcakes

 

Then I made some extra mini cupcakes to take to work tomorrow… Small cupcakesThe recipe I used is from one of my Grandmother’s church cookbook that they put together every once in a while with all the ladies recipes. Needless to say the recipe was not originally gluten-free but I made it that way.

Hubby’s Favorite Chocolate Cupcakes

3/4 cups shortening

2 eggs (from your own chickens is best 😉 )

2 cups sugar

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp xanthum gum (only if you use gluten-free flour that doesn’t have it in it. If you don’t use gluten-free flour you don’t need this.)

1/2 cup coco powder

1 cup white rice flour

1 1/2 cups brown rice flour

1/4 tsp sea salt

1 cup boiling water

To make:

Combine shortening, eggs, and sugar until well mixed.

Add milk, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, salt,  and xanthum gum. Mix well.

Add coco and flour. Stir until combined.

Add in boiling water slowly combining as you go.

Bake at 350* for 30 minutes for big cupcakes and 20-25 for mini ones until toothpick comes out clean from center of cupcake.

Cool and ice with your favorite icing. gf cooking 001

Other ideas: I thought adding a little cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger would be nice about 1/2 tsp at most. Also insted of the 1 cup boiling water use 1/2 cup boiling water and 1/2 cup hot coffee.

Try and enjoy 🙂

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anne
    Dec 12, 2012 @ 20:52:22

    Chocolate is always good! My girls love to bake, and it brings big smiles to my crew of guys at the feed yard when I bring the goodies to work to share. Nothing says you care like yummy home made treats!

    Reply

  2. Rejoice For The Day
    Dec 12, 2012 @ 21:29:51

    They look delicious. I noticed you changed your header picture, and there is snow in it. 🙂 It looks so pretty.

    Reply

    • Seasonsgirl
      Dec 12, 2012 @ 22:59:47

      Thanks for noticing 🙂 That was taken last Christmas season as we have not had snow yet this year… but I wanted the header to reflect the season changes and finally got around to it 🙂 Hubby said the cupcakes were delicious 🙂

      Reply

  3. now at home mom
    Dec 13, 2012 @ 01:43:13

    You are so kind! 🙂 home made treats are always my favorites !!! 🙂 last evening I baked some sugar cookies for my neighbor, she’s leaving for her country house until January! So wanted to give her a little gift before she leaves! 🙂 I’ll post the recipe soon too! 🙂 thanks for sharing this! We love cupcakes here! 🙂

    Reply

  4. homesteadredhead
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 21:08:53

    Thank you for sharing…I love cooking gluten free!

    Reply

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