Baking Day - Eggless Lemon Cupcakes and Chocolate Brownies

by - Saturday, July 04, 2015

Today I decided to do some baking - I've been trying to find things to do for a bored 13 year old off on Summer holidays and figured that baking was something that could be done without too much supervision and might lead to some device free time :)

With that in mind, I thought I'd give two recipes a go today - both are from a fantastic site called Spice up the Curry, which as you might imagine, focuses on Indian cooking. It's also brilliant for anyone with an egg allergy though - as Izzy has multiple food allergies I've used it before for eggless waffles and have been meaning for ages to try some of the other recipes.

Today I made the eggless lemon cupcakes and Izzy made the eggless chocolate brownies.
Both recipes are pretty uncomplicated and very easy to follow. I love the fact that there are great pictures, fairly simple ingredients and good step-by-step instructions.

Both recipes have a simple process of mixing dry ingredients and mixing wet ingredients and then combining the two - nuts are an added option but we gave those a miss due to nut allergy.

Here are some pics of my lemon cupcakes just out of the oven:

Cooling Cupcakes in Tray

Cupcakes on Wire Tray

And decorated:


Lemon Icing Cupcakes

Cupcakes Lemon Flavour

Cupcakes Decorated Flower


My verdict on these? Pretty nice although the buttercream icing was a bit too tangy/lemony for my taste. I think I would probably half the lemon in the icing next time. The sponge was nice and moist, broke a little too easily but that's pretty normal for egg free recipes because they lack the binding of the egg. I'll definitely make these again and go a little bit easier on the lemon!

Izzy's chocolate brownies also turned out beautifully - here is the batch just out of the oven:

Brownies in Tray Cooling

And dusted with icing:

Brownie Tray Icing Sugar

Brownies Iced and Cut

And just ready to eat!

Eggless Chocolate Brownie

I have to say that I preferred these, they were beautifully chocolatey and so nice fresh out of the oven, all I was missing was some ice-cream to go with them. This is going to be a favourite recipe I can tell :)

Do check out Spice up the Curry for these and more eggless recipes. I will be posting more recipes I have tried and also some of my tried and tested allergy recipes in the next while.

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13 comments

  1. Both of these look gorgeous, I am now totally craving something sweet! I'm with you on the lemon thing - I like just a hint of lemon rather it being tangy :)
    Debbie

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  2. I love love baking recipes! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful cupcakes and brownies. I bet it tasted delicious!

    Ana
    http://anarazon.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I like the idea of eggless cupcakes, as I haven't tried an eggless bake before! Love the floral decor on them as well x

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  4. My brood would love the brownies for sure! The cupcakes look divine too :)

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

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  5. Those both look really nice. I love, love really tangy lemon so that frosting would probably be perfect for me!

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  6. Those both look yummy, luckily I'd already sent the hubby out to get a Friday night treat. I'll try those recipes, lots of times I decide to bake and never have eggs in the house

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  7. I had no idea that you could bake cupcakes or brownies without eggs. I love lemon cupcakes - the tangier, the better - and my kids love chocolate brownies so think I will have to make both. Great for a wet day in.

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  8. These look really tasty! I never tried eggless ones before. The brownie looks great too and is one of my favourites. Angela x

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  9. These sound delicious. I've made a couple of eggless recipes before, but will try out these recipes next time I'm in the mood for baking.

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  10. I just do not bake - I really should. Those brownies look seriously good! Kaz x

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  11. I absolutely LOVE anything eggless for Hayden.
    These are perfect. He's never had brownies before so it would be interesting.
    Thanks hun
    Charlotte x

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  12. I'm not a huge fan o lemon flavor, but those brownies look good! I have to try them, the only brownies I do are the two ingredients Nutella brownies and they are super good! But I'm always on the hunt for new recipes.

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  13. These look great. I have never tried an egg-free recipe before ... mainly because we have chickens so I am often found baking in order to use up eggs. I love the look of those cupcakes though.
    Anna x

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