This week’s parsha details the laws of the Shmitta year – the seventh year in a cycle during which time no planting was allowed. This was to give the land a sabbatical year. For this week we are making cupcakes with green sprinkles to symbolize the growth of the land and its fruits.

Chocolate cupcakes

2 C flour
2 c sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 c cocoa
1/2 c oil
1 1/3 c water
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
Add all together and mix well
Pour into cupcake tins
Bake at 350 until a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean

2- Once cooled ice cupcakes with a mixture of powdered sugar, cocoa, and water.

3- While the icing is still wet, dip each cupcake into the green sprinkles.

4- Place candy fruit on top.