Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cupcake kebabs

When Greg & I decided to host a potluck (blogged about by Kristy here), he decided that we should make cupcake kebabs which I thought was the best idea ever!  I decided to make them completely gluten free & thread cupcakes, mini donuts, biscuits & lollies on the skewers.  I had a disaster with the first lot of cupcakes I made, so ended up making some mini choc chip muffins instead using this recipe:


  • 340 grams self raising gluten free flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 120 grams caster sugar
  • 120 grams nuttelex
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar 
  • soy milk, to mix
  • vegan chocolate chips - about 3/4 cup


  1. Rub the dry ingredients in with the nuttelex.
  2. Add the wet ingredients, adding a little milk at a time to get a soft dropping consistency.
  3. Beat the mixture well to combine & stir through the chocolate chips.
  4. Add paper liners to the muffin tin and fill with the mixture.
  5. Bake at about 190 degrees Celsius until cooked through & brown (about 10-15 minutes for the mini muffins)

I then made mini donuts using my donut maker, yes I have a donut maker which I have now used a total of two times.  I used this recipe from the Sunbeam website which worked really well:

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free plain flour
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
  • 125g butter, melted
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten (I used egg replacer)


1. Preheat Doughnut machine. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Whisk in the butter, milk and egg until mixture forms a smooth batter. Transfer to a jug.
2. Spray machine with cooking oil. Pour batter into preheated doughnut rings. Close lid and cook for 6 minutes or until doughnuts are golden and cooked. Use a non-stick spatula to transfer doughnuts to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter to make 10 doughnuts in total.

I then added halved Leda choculence biscuits & topped each skewer with Organic by Nature Cheery Bear lollies (these lollies are so good!!)  I think my gluten free baking still needs A LOT of work but the kebabs turned out ok & looked very impressive!!


  1. They look terrific! An awesome idea from Greg. :-)

  2. They were just fantabulous! So much effort, so yummy! Thanks again for hosting (I particularly loved that we all put our vegan spin on things by assuming the Sawyer the cat's name was really Soya!)!

  3. They look great and it's something I've been wanting to sell at our bake sale but have never done it. I must remember to try it and I love the addition of mini donuts too!

  4. Mandy - I think they would sell really, really well at your bake sale!