Sunday, July 01, 2007

Carrot, coconut, pineapple & macadamia nut cupcakes

Every good vegan loves "VWaV"..
I really, really want to love it.. I try hard.. and although I like a lot of the recipes in it.. I'm not smitten..
But, there is always at least one exception to any rule..
And for me, these are it..

These cupcakes make me overlook my overall VWaV noncholance, and testify to it's fabulousness..
I swear I would buy the cookbook, just for this recipe :D

Every vegan and non alike, I feed these too.. comes back for another, and another.. and finally the recipe..
My sister-in-law to be, had heard about them, because my brother had been pestering her to make them..
He was in town for a few days, so I made a batch, and gave him a box to take home to share with his finance.

I swear the addition of pineapple, takes these above and beyond..
They are just little parcels of tropical goodness! :D

So make these- and try adding the pineapple chunks..
[Fresh would be nice.. but usually I just use a whole tin of chopped pineapple.. ]
And tell me these aren't some of the best little cupcakes you've eaten :D


kristy said...

Finally another vegan who feels the same way about VWAV. I thought I was the only one who isn't in love with this cookbook.

Now I just have to try the cupcakes.

Sally Veganini said...

Haha Kristy-
I think most vegans are afraid to say it.. because.. well.. there's not many vegan cookbooks period.. so you should be damn grateful for the ones you get! :D
And well, than there's the VWaV superfans!!
YES YES, these cupcakes make it so worth it, give them a go :D

madeinalaska said...

ohhh you must try the lemon gem cupcakes! they are truly awesome!!
I have had pretty good results from vwav.. The one cookbook w/ no duds to date is the the complete vegan cookbook check it out.

Sally Veganini said...

Hi Julee,
Yes, I quite like the lemon gem cupcakes!
I'm pretty sure everything I've made from VWaV has turned out as it's suposed to.. just a difference of taste I guess-
Not many of the recipes have rocked my world..
I'll check out the book you mentioned

D said...

Is this your variation of the Ginger Macadamia Coconut Carrot Cake in VWaV? Just wanted to make sure since you're calling them cupcakes. Thanks!

D said...

Actually I would love your recipe/variation of this yummy looking cupcake! :)

Sally Veganini said...

Hi D..
Ummn yes it is from that recipe..
When I next make this, I'll include my recipe..

Thanks for stopping by! :D

springsandwells said...

I do like a lot of the recipes in Vwav, but there are plenty that I haven't loved or that I find unappealing enough that I haven't even bothered to try them.

to my amazement, I have not yet tried this carrot cake. I LOVE the idea of adding pineapple & making them into muffins. Oh yeah!