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Best cupcake recipe? Easy?

nbermas Mar 21, 2008 12:42 PM

I would love a great pure vanilla with butter cream recipe and chocolate? Also something exotic too, thanks.

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    happyhomemaker RE: nbermas Mar 21, 2008 03:42 PM

    Here is a link to "Simply Recipes" and a delicious Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting by Garrett McCord. I made these for Valentine's Day and they were both beautiful and delicious. http://www.elise.com/recipes/archives...

    Also, check out this site for more cupcake recipes. http://vanillagarlic.blogspot.com/ "Click" on the "Cupcake Menu" on the right side of the page to find a flavor you like.

    1. Tehama RE: nbermas Mar 22, 2008 07:05 AM


      Magnolia's Vanilla Cupcakes

      From the Magnolia Bakery in New York (as seen on Sex in the City). This is their most popular cupcake, iced with vanilla buttercream, aptly titled the "vanilla vanilla." The most popular color for the icing is pink.

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        krisrishere RE: Tehama May 8, 2009 07:59 AM

        I baked these cupcakes not too long ago. To me, something was off..the texture/taste wasn't to my liking. I don't know if it was me or what, but I had extremely high hopes for them.

      2. alkapal RE: nbermas Mar 22, 2008 09:38 AM

        you might enjoy looking at these:
        be sure to look at the links menu on this site; also use the neat browse feature to see some 70 cupcake recipes categorized by main flavor profiles, http://cupcakeblog.com/index.php/tabl...


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          girlwonder88 RE: nbermas Mar 22, 2008 05:53 PM

          I love Billy's Vanilla Vanilla cupcakes the most of all I've tried recently-rich, easy, great flavor. They don't rise a lot, stay pretty flat, but so good.


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            fern RE: girlwonder88 May 8, 2009 06:50 AM

            I made Billy's buttercream frosting after reading your post. LOVED it. It was slightly sweeter than I might want so I'll adjust that next time but those cupcakes were addicting. The texture was very nice, tasted great.
            Thanks for posting this. Next time I'll use their cupcake recipe, too.

          2. Tehama RE: nbermas Jun 3, 2009 05:28 PM

            Did y'all see this article?

            From the Los Angeles Times

            Fancy cupcakes, yes -- fancy bakery, no
            Baking beautiful, great-tasting cupcakes at home is easier than you might think.
            By Noelle Carter

            June 3, 2009

            Let's face it, cupcakes are fun. Familiar, colorful and oh-so-cute, these whimsical little cakes are famous for full-on flavor and mile-high frosting. And don't forget the decorations.

            Best of all? They're small enough that you don't have to share.

            It's no wonder that cupcakes seem to turn up at everything from backyard barbecues to formal weddings.

            And while you can pick up the latest fancy creations at your favorite shop or bakery, the prices for these designer cakes are more likely to leave you with a bad case of sugar shock than with a good sugar high.

            But beneath all their sparkle, cupcakes are really simple creations.

            1. gmm RE: nbermas Jun 3, 2009 05:58 PM

              Currently, this is my favorite vanilla cupcake recipe:
              Though I think part of the reason I like it is because it only makes a dozen. Sometimes I want cupcakes, but I don't need two or three dozen. I also do a variation of these with freeze dried strawberries added in, and a strawberry cream cheese frosting.

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