I have always had an adoration for the simple perfection of a cupcake (mature, I know!). It’s the ideal size for a guilt-free snack or dessert. You never have to share them. They are versatile enough to be appropriate for any occasion (breakfast, lunch, dinner). And, they are so darn easy to make!!!
In recent weeks, I have noticed that I’m not alone in this adulation of the cupcake. There is a huge following of these bite-sized cakes.
Betz White, for instance, makes these whimsical cupcake pincushions entirely from recycled sweaters. Good enough to eat!
My friend & expert papercrafter, Jane , made this beautiful card for my daughter’s birthday. Yumm!
Kimberly C – The Baking Diva posted this amazing Mojito Cupcake on her site which is dedicated all sorts of cupcakes!!! She even provides the recipes!!! Bless you, Kimberly.
So, with all of these inspirations around me, I felt compelled to bake. Well, that AND it’s my turn to provide the snacks at my daughter’s preschool. Below is the recipe that I used. You can easily double it or triple it if need be. This recipe came from a much loved & often used 40 year old Betty Crocker cookbook. I love it because it literally tells you how to boil water & make toast – it answers all of those baking/cooking questions that we all “should” know but are entirely too embarrassed to ask. My favorite thing to do with cupcakes is to skip the icing & add chocolate chips to the batter. DEE-LISH!
Dozen Cupcake Recipe
Mix all & bake 25ish minutes at 350.
I hope you have the chance to enjoy some cupcakes soon. This recipe is great for sating that need for sweets without making too much of a fuss.
This is my version of the cupcake…. I’m still a beginner, but I’m working on that!