Baking Day - Eggless Lemon Cupcakes and Chocolate Brownies

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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  • Random Musings
    Random Musings 16 October 2015 at 14:06

    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 :)

  • analyn razon
    analyn razon 16 October 2015 at 14:36

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


  • Unknown
    Unknown 16 October 2015 at 15:29

    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

  • Louise
    Louise 16 October 2015 at 18:44

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

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

  • Yorkshire Tots to Teens
    Yorkshire Tots to Teens 16 October 2015 at 19:02

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

  • Joanne
    Joanne 16 October 2015 at 21:30

    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

  • Unknown
    Unknown 17 October 2015 at 07:57

    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.

  • Angela Milnes
    Angela Milnes 17 October 2015 at 17:23

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

  • Unknown
    Unknown 17 October 2015 at 20:51

    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.

  • Ickle Pickle
    Ickle Pickle 18 October 2015 at 17:00

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

  • Unknown
    Unknown 18 October 2015 at 22:45

    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

  • Unknown
    Unknown 19 October 2015 at 09:38

    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.

  • Zeit my Geist
    Zeit my Geist 19 October 2015 at 10:39

    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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