Food Politics + Justice whats in your cupcake

Published on January 21st, 2012 | by Becky Striepe


What’s in Your Cupcake?

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whats in your cupcake

The TSA has ruled cupcakes are not a danger to the skies, but the number one cause of death for Central American men is attributed to conditions in sugar harvesting, and Norway’s recent butter crisis has bred a new type of criminal: the Butter Smuggler.

Want to know more about what’s in your cupcake? The kind folks over at Frugal Dad have dissected a standard cupcake recipe to share some facts about what’s really in those cupcakes. Some are shocking and some are silly, and the whole thing is just plain fascinating. Check it:

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What's in your cupcake?

Of course, if you opt for making vegan cupcakes, you can at least skip the eggs and milk in favor of less dicey ingredients. You can substitute 1 tablespoon of flax meal whisked with 1/4 cup water for 1 egg in a cupcake recipe, and replace the milk and butter with non-dairy substitutes.

Image Credits:

  • Cupcake photo via Shutterstock
  • Infographic via Frugal Dad, used with permission

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About the Author

Hi there! I'm Becky Striepe, a green crafter and vegan foodie living in Atlanta, Georgia with my husband and two cats. My mission is to make eco-friendly crafts and vegan food accessible to anyone who wants to give them a go. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

One Response to What’s in Your Cupcake?

  1. JUANITA Cato says:

    Thank you for sharing this info!

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