The other day at the cafe we had an order for vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting….easy right?
So I look up a fun vanilla cupcake recipe online, because I really have not made them before. I found a great recipe on Epicurious, it was from Amy Sedaris, and her recipe was voted second best in New York City…..SOOOOOO should be amazing right? They are, but I believe there may have been some operator errors with this recipe. If you have thoughts, please share.
My first attempt, I used cake flour, and whipped the batter like crazy. I told you I have never really made cupcakes before… okay, maybe once…
Second attempt, I used pastry flour, and was careful to not over-whip the batter.
Both attempts, the cupcakes tasted amazing, I mean seriously AMAZING!
BUT when taking them out of the pan, this is what I dealt with….grrrr……
We don’t have AP flour at the cafe, pastry flour is the next best choice for all the recipes I make there.
Here is Amy Sedaris’s Vanilla Cupcake recipe, she apparently is also known for her cupcakes…who knew?
A beautiful light, and moist cupcake, with a rich buttery flavor! Perfect for dessert, or anytime!
15 minsPrep Time
20 minsCook Time
Turn oven on to 375 degrees F.
Put butter in mixer and beat at medium speed until somewhat smooth. Pour in sugar and beat well. Add 2 eggs. I like to crack the eggs on the side of the bowl while it is moving, which can be really stupid. I like to take chances. Yes, I have had to throw away my batter because I lost eggshells in the mix. Yes, it was a waste of food and yes, I know how expensive butter is, but what can I say? I'm a daredevil. Mix well. Add: vanilla, baking powder, salt, flour, and milk. Beat until it looks like it is supposed to and pour into individual baking cups, until they are about 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Should produce 24 cupcakes; I get 18 because I'm doing something wrong, although my cupcakes were voted second best in the city by New York Magazine.
Well I managed to save 24 of the 58 I made….
Tell me your thoughts on making/baking cupcakes….what are your inside secrets?
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