Friday, December 23, 2011

VANILLA CUPCAKE RECIPE...yup another one!

Ok, So I've change my mind AGAIN about my favorite vanilla cupcake recipe...the other recipe I was using has not really been working out for me lately! Not sure why!
BUT I've found another- Usually I like to use butter in my cakes, but the canola oil really worked in this one and it's not greasy at all.
I hope you like it as much as I do. The cake is delicious!!!! And the recipe is super duper easy!

This made about 18 -24 cupcakes depending on the size liner you use.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and fill your cupcake pan with your liners.

Here's what ya need:
3 large eggs (room temp)
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of canola oil
2 teaspoon of madagascar bourbon vanilla
1 cup of milk
2 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt

Whisk your flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Set aside

In your mixer add sugar, eggs and beat until combined.
Next with your mixer on low add the vanilla and canola oil. Use your spatula and scrape down the sides so you get all that goodness mixed in! 
Add the milk.
Lastly, mix in the the flour until everything is well combine.
Fill your cupcake liners and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let sit for a few minutes (about 10 or so). Frost when completely cool!

YUM!


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Thursday, December 8, 2011

I told ya I was busy...

Here are a few things I've been working on in last few months or so...!
How about you??? Any favorite recipe's..pictures of your work?? Let's see!


My Cousin's wedding cake <3

Some fun cuppy's for a black and white galla birthday party!

My son's birthday cake

My daughter's dance teacher's birthday present!

Irish Dance Shoe cookies for my daughter and her friends who competed
at the New England Oireachtas

A special birthday cake for my nephew

other side

A few cookies to go along with it too :)

Chili pepper cake for a friend

Everyone seems to be having babies!!! These are baby shower cookies...so fun.

Cookies for a bake sale my daughter's dance school hosted

And in between all this...CUPCAKECAMP NEW HAVEN took place in October..WOW!!


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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Vanilla Cupcakes (another one!)

HI there!I haven't been here in a while..I know.. life has been so busy but I PROMISE to try to get at least one recipe up a week..and hopefully a christmas giveway of some of my favorite holiday cookbooks!!
I've found that finding that perfect vanilla cupcake recipe is really tricky! How about you? Do you have a favorite? If you do post a link from your blog or website in the comment area of this post,so we can all try it out!
Here is the vanilla cc recipe that I have been using lately. I've been playing around with it a bit, fiddling with the amounts of vanilla and sugar. 

This is a picture of the holiday cupcakes that I made last weekend-- for a bake sale that my daughter's dance school hosted.
Here's what ya need:
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
1  large egg
2 large egg yolks
1 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract (I like madagascar bourbon vanilla, it's yummy!)
1/2 cup of buttermilk
1 1/2 cups of flour (I use king arthur)
3/4 cups of sugar
1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/4 tsp of salt

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees AND line your cupcake tray.
This made around 12-18 cupcakes for me. Depending on the size of your tray.

*In a seperate bowl whisk together your dry ingredients, flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.

In your mixer,cream the butter and sugar together, next add the egg and egg yolks (The eggs should be room temp).
Now, slowly add your dry mixture interchanging with your buttermilk.
Mix until all ingredients are blended.

Fill your cupcake liners  and bake for about 20 minutes (maybe a min or two longer) or until a toothpick inserted to the cupcake comes out clean. The top of the cupcake will have a yellowy-gold-ish color. (Lovely description)

Enjoy!

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