Chocolate, Banana and Chai Cupcakes with Chocolate-Chai Drizzle

14 Jan
This is the first guest post since our brush with fame and hopefully it will inspire more of you to get cooking and send in some recipes. These fantastic cupcakes are from Sammy, who says:
Hello, I’m Sammy, a new young naturist from Portland, Oregon. After discovering you guys from “My Daughter’s a Teenage Nudist,” I decided why not give it a go! So, here’s my cupcake recipe I created this evening:
Choco-Nana-Chai Cupcakes W/ Choco-Chai Drizzle
Makes: 12 normal-sized cupcakes
Preparation time: 15-25 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
Cupcake Ingredients:  3/4 cups water,  2/4 cups soy/almond/hemp milk ,  3 chai tea bags , 1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin spice powder (more or less for chai taste),     2 cups flour, 2 Bananas, 1 cup sugar , 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Drizzle Ingredients: 1/2 cup melted vegan butter, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1/3 cup soy/almond/hemp milk, 3/4 cup organic powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice powder
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, line cupcake pan. Mix water and milk, then heat until boiling.  Add the three tea bags. Let steep while you are mixing the other ingredients.
2. In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Mash one of your bananas until clumpy, then add the mashed mess to bowl.
3. Take the tea bags out of the water/milk and measure 1 cup tea, set aside. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add vanilla, oil, tea, and vinegar. Stir until just mixed.
4. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full (about two spoon full’s). Chop up second banana into thin slices, and add about 2-3 slices in each liner, barely sticking out of cupcake mix.
5. Bake 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
6. Once baked, Leave cupcakes to the side to cool.
7. For frosting, add melted vegan butter in a small bowl or 4 cup measuring glass. Add cocoa and whisk very well.  Add the milk and mix again slightly.  Put this in the microwave for about 1 min. 30 sec., making sure the mixture is boiling. Once the mixture is done in the microwave, put in powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until barely any powdered sugar clumps remain.  Mix in Pumpkin Spice. Once you are done with this, it should look like a chocolate sauce.
8. Once cupcakes are cool enough, take them out of pan, set on a large plate (or any other dish you’d like), and drizzle on that sauce to your liking!
9. Any leftover sauce or cupcake mix? Eat it, or feed it to your kids, knowing you aren’t harming any animals throughout this whole process!
a dozen cupcakes in a cupcake tray

a dozen cupcakes in a cupcake tray

a dozen cupcakes on a pink plate finished with chai drizzle

a dozen cupcakes on a pink plate finished with chai drizzle

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P.P.S: Our friend Jacob has just started a campaign for awesome sex and relationship education, something which we totally support as sex and relationship education in the UK and beyond is limited as it is and constantly under threat. Check out the campaign here, or via their facebook.

11 Responses to “Chocolate, Banana and Chai Cupcakes with Chocolate-Chai Drizzle”

  1. trueindigo January 14, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    Yum! Chai drizzle!!

    • duncan Heenan January 14, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

      Looks tasty, but as a diabetic, it’s no good to me. Cooking for diabetics can be tricky, as there is a lot of natural sugar in some foods (eg banannas).
      Being a diabetic can be very boring for all concerned.

  2. stefan002 January 14, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    wow that looks good….
    I just love chocolate cupcakes

  3. alice January 14, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    haha i think you guys are so cool! i’m sorry you get hate messages from other people, they’re just being bitter about things. stay naked! xo

  4. Pete January 14, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

    Very nice (and the cup cakes!). Will definitely try these.

    PS: Yeah I would ignore all the haters – it’s easy hiding behind a keyboard typing in comments based on ignorance. Enjoy life without hurting any other living creature – what could any sane person find disagreeable in that?

  5. Martin January 15, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    Looks great will have to give them a go but don’t know what they will do for my diet :o(

  6. mark e January 15, 2012 at 2:56 am #

    Way to go, Sammy, for stepping up to bat (my, how I love Portland, by the way)! And I completely agree with alice. Forget the haters! What you’re doing is so fun and full of life. Keep it up!

  7. babysparkle January 17, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    Sammy mixing… that’s an absolutely gorgeous photo; the natural beauty of nakedness abounds for all to see. Exquisite. Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe — those cupcakes do look very tasty too. Well done!!! (and… keep cooking :o)

  8. Naomi January 19, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    i wish i had friends who would do things like this with me, because i would feel comftable to do it if i had support and other poeple who understand around me. but its hard to just come across friends who will do this

    • babysparkle January 24, 2012 at 12:10 am #

      …i do agree.

  9. Jesús January 23, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    Se ve deliciosoooo, me encanta el chocolate.

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