We’ve all been there – two days before we’re due, rummaging through the cupboards looking for the last couple of Quality Street that nobody wanted at Christmas, desperate for something sweet. ANYTHING sweet!
Well now British model and fashionista Daisy Lowe has created a Banana-Chocolate cupcake recipe, that not only gives you that all important sweet hit, but also claims to help reduce common symptoms regularly experienced by women all over the country at that ‘time-of-the-month’ (TOTM).
Daisy explains how they work
The cupcake recipe contains several magic ingredients including coconut sugar, vegan butter and even some CBD oil in the icing. The sweetness of the cupcake’s panders to that time-of-the-month urge that most women suffer, whilst the AddCBD Food Enhancer I use helps with the physical cramps, anxiety and sleeplessness that can often occur around that time. I find it (cannabidiol) super soothing and calming, especially when my emotions can be all over the place!
Her glorious Banana-Chocolate cupcake recipe is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans, with Daisy consciously choosing ingredients that can be enjoyed by all.
I tried to make this recipe suitable for everyone, whether they are vegan, on a strict diet, sugar-free or so on. Turns out that vegan butter for the buttercream icing was just as good as the real thing! As for the AddCBD Food Enhancer, I really hope people can stay open-minded about that element and understand it is not marijuana – and it certainly does not get you high! I’ve been an advocate of cannabidiol for years.
Daisy’s vegan banana cupcakes with chocolate CBD icing
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4/5 very ripe bananas
100ml hazelnut oil (or any other neutral veg oil)
120g coconut sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
1tsp arrowroot powder mixed with 2tsp water
50ml oat milk
140g gluten free plain flour (sifted)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt (I used flaked sea salt)
225g vegan butter
40ml oat milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
60g cocoa (sifted)
200g icing sugar (sifted)
12-15 drops of AddCBD Food Enhancer 300mg
Set the oven temp to 180 degrees C fan
Line a cupcake tray with 12 cases
In a medium – large bowl whisk together the oil, sugar, vanilla & oat milk.
once mixed add the arrowroot & water mixture
Mash the bananas & add to the mixture.
In a separate bowl mix together the sifted flour, baking powder & salt.
Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture in 2 additions being careful not to over mix.
Spoon into the cupcake cases & bake for 20-25 minutes.
Once baked allow to cool for 20-30 mins or until cool to touch for icing.
Beat the butter with an electric mix at a higher speed for 2-3 mins.
Beat in the milk in 2 additions.
Add the vanilla extract.
Beat in the sifted cocoa powder.
Beat in the sifted powdered sugar in 3/4 parts.
Finally add in 12-15 drops of AddCBD Food Enhancer.
Ice the cupcakes with the buttercream