Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Bento Bites: Voodoo Lounge Cupcakes

Sometimes you have to think out of the box and with Rudolph's savoury cupcakes you can make cupcakes for lunch or even for dinner. The latter is what we did a couple of weeks ago. I think this dish could be very festive on your x-mas table as a side dish or as part of a non traditional x-mas lunch. If you are looking for something different, It is an easy recipe, it just needs some oven time. Originally this recipe was made with minced chicken meat, but I made a vegetarian version. Sorry for the picture. My therapy lamp was on during dinner that day. And as you know, I don't alter things for pictures, I just take a snap before eating it ;)

Voodoo Lounge Cupcakes: (makes 12-16)
- 250 gr whole wheat flour
- 9 gr baking powder
- 1 heaping tbsp BBQ spices
- 300 gr vegetarian mince
- 2 eggs
- 300 ml buttermilk
- 80 ml sunflower oil
- 60 gr corn
- 60 gr grated cheese
- 2 tbsp chives, chopped

For the sauce:
- 1 spring onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- pinch of chili powder
- a bit of oil
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp brown castor sugar
- 200 ml vegetable broth
- 1 tsp cornstarch

Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees. Mix flour, baking powder and BBQ spices together with a spoon. In another bowl, mix mince, eggs, buttermilk, sunflower oil, corn, cheese and chives. Stir both mixtures together until combined. Fill the holes in a cupcake tray halfway to 3/4 and bake them for about 25 minutes.

Chop garlic and onion. Heat a bit of oil in a pan and bake the garlic, onion, tomato paste and sugar for about 3 minutes. Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Let the sauce simmer on low for about 15 minutes. Add chili powder to taste and if the sauce is to thin add a tsp of cornstarch to bind the sauce.

To garnish the cupcakes, pour some sauce on top and garnish with more spring onions, if desired.
If you have any leftovers, just reheat the cakes and sauce separately, but even cold they are good!

I am hooking this up with Cook it up challenge from Trish. Head over there and link up, if you cooked something from a cookbook :)


  1. Good to see a post from you Cynni!! Vegetarian Mince. That's something that I would need to look up--guessing it's a meat replacement? The sauce sounds a bit similar to something I would put over meatloaf or BBQ--bet it's tasty!

    1. Hi Trish!

      I am blogging for quite some time again, I just stopped linking up. But the cookbook challenge that is something I wanted to do for a long time myself. Vegetarian minced meat are soy crumbs here in the Netherlands. Of course you can also just use meat. The original recipe had meat, but because I don't eat it, I replaced it :)