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Chocolate and peanuts and raisin cupcake

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Food for thought | Good news Mark Chapter 4

Mark 4 King James Version (KJV)

And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.

And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,

Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:

And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.

And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:

But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.

And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.

11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:

12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?

14 The sower soweth the word.

15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;

17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended.

18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,

19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

20 And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

21 And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?

22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.

23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.

25 For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.

26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;

27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.

28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

29 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

30 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?

31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:

32 But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.

33 And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.

34 But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.

36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.

37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.

38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?

39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?

41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Read more in the next post –https://salomeslittleworld.com/coconut-and-cardamom-cupcake 

Food for body | Chocolate and peanuts and raisin cupcake

Chocolate and peanuts and raisin cupcake
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
This Chocolate and peanuts and raisin cupcake can be made with plain flour and gluten free flour. I made this as part of this Gluten free cupcake platter recipe, link - https://salomeslittleworld.com/gluten-free-cup-cake-platter If you would like to make only specific flavours top up the cupcakes only with your chosen ingredients. For each individual cupcakes, please go through the detailed step by step instructions and pictures which will help you bake these cupcakes. Enjoy 🙂
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cupcake, dessert, gluten free, peanuts, raisin, sweet
Servings: 12
Author: Salome
Ingredients
Base cupcake ingredients:
  • 150 grams gluten-free self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 150 grams sugar
  • 100 ml vegetable oil I used sunflower oil
Top up ingredients:
  • 12 grams pears cut into small pieces for each pears specific cupcake
  • 12 grams apple cut into small pieces for each apple specific cupcake
  • handful of peanuts and raisins
  • cranberries
  • blueberries
  • cashew nuts
  • zest of half a lemon use zest of whole one lemon if its small
  • zest of one orange
  • 1 teaspoon dessicated coconut
  • crushed cardamom seeds.
  • 1/8 teaspoon cocoa powder for each chocolate flavoured cupcake
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon powder for each cinnamon flavoured cupcake Make it 1/4 teaspoon if you like cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200C/180C fan. Prepare 12 silicone cupcake moulds. Alternatively use a 12 cupcake tray with cases.
  2. Prepare the ingredients listed under Top up ingredients as in picture below.
  3. Combine all the listed Base cupcake ingredients (self raising flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, oil, eggs) until just combined. Do not over mix as it will result in a dense cupcake.
  4. Divide the mixture into the prepared cupcake cases till it's half filled as in the picture below.
  5. Add the ingredients listed under Top up ingredients to the half filled cupcake mixture as in the picture below. While adding cocoa powder, mix cocoa powder first and then add peanuts and raisins and mix well again. Use a skewer to mix.

  6. If required top up the cupcake mixture in the cases.The mixture should not be more than 3/4th of the case.
  7. Bake for 22 - 28 mins until a skewer inserted into the middle of each cup cake comes out clean. Un mould from the silicone cases and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. I used store bought Betty Crocker Vanilla Buttercream Style Icing. The cupcakes taste good without icing also.
Recipe Notes

The cupcakes taste better after a couple of hours.

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