Funffeti Cupcakes

PD day today! Thank God, I really needed this extra day off to sit and do absolutely nothing; I haven’t been able to do that for a little while. 

I have been spending many hours looking for new and interesting things to bake. During this recipe quest I have come to the realization that I don’t like chocolate. I mean I used to love it when I was little, I would have at times 3 chocolate bars a day (Yes I was a chubby child, I mean sometimes I would just eat icing sugar…from a cup. How I wasn’t obese I have no idea). But I haven’t had a chocolate bar in years, it has no appeal to me, I can walk by it at the check out no problem. So what was the point to this little rant you ask? Well there isn’t really any except that you won’t really see many chocolate recipes here, like chocolate chip cookies is pushing it.

Irrelevant-no purpose rant aside, I woke up this morning, like every morning and was in the mood to bake, cupcakes in particular, and as rant above mentioned I don’t like chocolate, and therefore made vanilla cupcakes. I was perusing SprinkleBakes for some recipes, and came across a yummy looking vanilla cake. I was in a happy mood, so I added sprinkles to make funfetti cupcakes.

Song of the Day – Hoodie Allen – Swimming With Sharks

Lucky Vanilla Cupcakes
Yield: 15 Cupcakes
 Cake:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
6 Tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean, seeded and hull discarded
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp milk
 
Heat oven to 350 and line cupcake pan with papers.
 
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until lightened in color and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well between additions. Beat in vanilla bean seeds and vanilla extract.
 
Add flour mixture and milk alternately, beginning and ending with flour. When completely incorporated, divide batter evenly amongst liners, filling them 2/3 full. Bake for 15-20 minutes (check at 15). Cool completely before frosting.
 
All the best,
Mish
 
 
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