I was in desperate need of some cooking therapy. My Friday started with my laptop acting up. I wasn’t able to promote and be active on social media because there was no way that my laptop was going to let me get on the internet. Okay okay I have a smartphone. I am not fond of typing on that tiny little phone. I can barely see the text on my computer and now you want me to tweet, stumble, and FB on my smartphone. I struggled most of the day trying to figure out what was going on with my laptop. By nightfall, I was saving docs and pics to my flash drive in anticipation of a visit to the local Geek Squad hospital.
It was there that a virus was discovered. My best guess, a zip file I downloaded from Weaver to assist with the freaking upgrade I was forced to partake in attached itself to my laptop.
The story is not that simple, but let’s just say the loaner laptop and other unforeseen obstacles put tears in my eyes.
That is where the cooking therapy came in. That coupled with my desire for mini or individual sweets to restrain me from devouring mass quantities of sugar.
I baked these Sweetheart Mini Cakes and then promptly made my baby girl take them to her office for her co-workers.
I like this so much because it cures my need to bake and taste something sweet and delicious and pass my treats on to someone who will absolutely love them.
So with Valentine’s day around the corner, you can make these mini heart shaped cakes for your special someone guilt free, well almost anyway.
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup raw sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking power
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 1/2 cup 2% milk
- 3 ounces Chobani 0% plain Greek Yogurt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Pre heat oven to 350
- Spray pan with non stick spray or if using a cupcake pan, you can use cupcake liners
- in medium bowl, beat all ingredients except egg white with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 1 minute.
- Add the egg white and beat one more minute.
- Fill the cupcake pan 2/3 full.
- Bake. Mine were done in 12 minutes. If you use a cupcake pan it may take about 20 to 25 minutes.
Oh the joys of cooking therapy.
Yes, I ate one and passed them on.
It actually worked. I started to feel better. Much much better.
Thank you Chandon for taking me away and for the cooking or rather the baking therapy.
My baby girl is a psychology major. Maybe she should be a baker instead. It works wonders for me.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!