Platonic Cupcakes

Hi eaters!

M’gosh, I’m in a glorious mood. Maybe because it’s Friday. Maybe because the sun finally came out after days of gross grayness. Maybe because I found out manly friend is flying in the 1st! Or maybe because I realized that my dresser is the perfect height for a standing desk so now I can work and dance at the same time.

Maybe because you’re gorgeous and wonderful and reading me gush about how happy I am.

Or maybe it’s F, all of the above.

It’s probably that one.

And if you’re not in an absolutely glorious mood than let me help you with this fan-freaking-tastic dessert. This dessert will help you hold on to summer for a few more bites. Ready, set…s’mores!

But first, a funny story.

I had this friend that we’ll call Jeff. I, being the completely oblivious ‘Baby that I am, didn’t realize that this guy had taken a liking to me. I thought he was just an awesome friend that was always willing to hang out and didn’t mind when I rambled on about stupid stuff.

Until one night…

I was having people over to my apartment, him included. For whatever reason we went into my bedroom (I think we were taking shots and didn’t want people to mooch). And he took the opportunity to make his feelings known in the form of a big fat kiss.

I was flabbergasted!

Oh baby.

Manly friend was in the other room. And while Jeff and I were certainly good friends, it was still akin to how you would feel if that guy you occasionally chatted with in chemistry suddenly tried to lick your face.

I quickly explained to Jeff my situation (manly friend wasn’t technically my boyfriend at the time, so it was complicated) and asked him if we could still be platonic friends.

Yes, eaters, I used that line. His line was much better.

“So it’ll be like Lucky Charms without the marshmallows,” he asked.

Yes, Jeff, just like that.

Jeff and I were able to be friends for a little while longer and it became a joke for Jeff  to ask if we could get together to make s’mores.

You know, eaters, because in this joke “making s’mores” meant sex.

Of course it was only a joke. I always told him that while I loved s’mores, I wasn’t going to hop into bed with him.

Obviously.

And ever since then s’mores have had a strong connection to purely platonic friendship.

That’s why, when I realized that I had a tub of vegan fluff lying around and Janet, my purely platonic lady friend, requested cupcakes for her birthday, s’mores cupcakes seemed very fitting.

Platonic S’mores Cupcakes

Adapted from Angela

1 c non-dairy milk

¾ c sugar

2 T honey

¼ c coconut oil

1 T apple cider vinegar

1 T vanilla extract

1 ½ c whole wheat pastry flour

1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder

1 t baking leavener*

 pinch salt

1 c honey graham crackers/cookies, crushed

1 ½ T Earth Balance, melted

fluff

12 cupcake papers

*I get confused between baking soda and baking powder, as I’m sure a lot of people do. The original recipe called for baking soda, but I used baking powder, so my cupcakes didn’t rise. Baking soda reacts with acidic ingredients (ie-vinegar), whereas baking powder doesn’t. If you want airy cupcakes and only have baking powder than leave out the vinegar. Personally, I liked the dense, almost brownie-like cakes I got.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the wet ingredients and the sugar in an adequately sized mixing bowl. Then add the flour, cocoa powder, leavener, and salt. Mix until everything is incorporated.

In a separate smaller bowl mix the crushed grahams with melted Earth Balance.

Spoon a small scoop of the graham mixture into the paper-lined cupcake tins. Then spoon in the batter, filling about 2/3 of the way up.

Bake the cupcakes for about 20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Then leave the cupcakes to cool completely.

Once cool, turn on your oven’s broiler. Spoon enough fluff on top of the cakes to cover them and then place them under the broiler for about 2 minutes.

Don’t walk away! If you do, things will burn and you will set your smoke detector off.

Take the cakes out when the fluff is golden to slightly burnt, depending on your preferences.

Enjoy!

And g’night eaters!

Comments

  1. Rachel T says:

    literally the best analogy i have ever heard about the lucky charms. this post made me laugh out loud! and the cupcakes sound so good too! smores are always a win :)

  2. hahahah that's hilarious! I loved the back story of those cupcakes! And now I want to try them, they look great!

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