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Many of the friends think it is very strange that we celebrate our son’s monthly birthday. We put a cute new outfit on him, make a cake and take pictures. One of my friend actually said that it is too much to think about and arrange for. But for us it’s something we enjoy and cherish every month.

It’s hard to believe that our little fella will soon be 1 and before we even realize he’ll be off to college. I hope time takes a little break and he doesn’t have to grow up that fast.

For this month’s birthday, I made these Chimp cakes. I adapted the recipe from Vegetarian Times magazine. This is a vegan recipe, but I made it non-vegan. Here’s my non-vegan version of the recipe.

Recipe Adapted from here.

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Chimp Cakes Yum
Chimp Cakes
Course dessert
Cuisine american
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Sugar Regular
  • ½ cup Apple sauce Unsweetened
  • 1 cup Canola Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1 % ¼ cups Milk
  • 3 Bananas – medium, mashed
  • 1 cup Chocolate chips
  • ½ cup Walnuts Cashews & – chopped
Course dessert
Cuisine american
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Sugar Regular
  • ½ cup Apple sauce Unsweetened
  • 1 cup Canola Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1 % ¼ cups Milk
  • 3 Bananas – medium, mashed
  • 1 cup Chocolate chips
  • ½ cup Walnuts Cashews & – chopped
Chimp Cakes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 18 muffin tins with paper cupcake liners.
  2. Whisk the two flours, sugars and baking soda in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine applesauce, oil and vanilla essence.
  4. Fold applesauce mixture into the flour mixture with a spatula or wooden spoon until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts into the batter.
  5. Fill prepared muffin tins 2/3 full with the batter. Bake 25-30 minutes or until the cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes, then unmold onto wire rack to cool.
Recipe Notes

This is my entry to

* Meeta’s (@ What's For Lunch Honey?) Monthly Mingle: Fruit and Chocolate and

* Hima’s (@ Snackorama) Sunday Snacks-Bake it event.

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13 thoughts on “Chimp Cakes”

  1. That looks amazing and healthy too with w.w.p flour! I am totally into this type of cooking/baking, so I would def. give it a try soon!

  2. I used to keep track of my daughter’s monthly bdays too…until a few months after she turned one.
    Your cupcakes look good.

  3. I totally understand, Pavani. We also used to celebrate every month for my daughter till she turned one. Even now after she has completed her first year, we keep a track every month!
    Delicious looking cake….

  4. cakes looks lovely..Even I used to celebrate my son’s monthly b’days till he was one..indeed times flys so fast…

  5. That’s nicer from parents like you to have monthly birthday remembrance. I’m going to adapt the recipe for my son’s next birthday.

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