My awesome dad turned 55 on Friday! When I asked what kind of cupcakes he'd like, he requested something low-fat (he's watching the calories) but with peanut butter and chocolate. Now, we all know peanut butter isn't low-fat, but he's cool with "good fat." He just wanted me to sub applesauce for oil in whatever I made.
So I used the opportunity to make a lower fat version of the Peanut Butter Cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World:
I used 1/3 cup applesauce in place of the 1/3 cup oil. I also subbed almond milk for the soymilk because that's what I had on hand. And I learned a valuable lesson — you cannot make faux buttermilk by adding vinegar to almond milk. Unlike with soymilk, the almond milk gets chunky and gross. I had to throw my measured almond milk with vinegar out and pour another cup full sans the vinegar.
Here's my dad, decked out in his Harley hat and tee, blowing out his two birthday candles (there's no way I could fit 55 in there!):
And my mom (also sporting her bling-bling Harley belt ... though she's scared to actually get on a motorcycle) enjoyed a cupcake too:
For dinner, we went to Cozymel's, a Mexican chain restaurant that makes fresh guacamole at the table. They don't have any totally vegan dishes on the menu, but I ordered the Lettuce Wrap Vegetable Fajitas without cheese. So, so good. Sorry I didn't take pictures there.
Happy birthday, daddy! And yes, he reads the blog.