Updated: Jun 2, 2019
This is a fantastic basic cupcake recipe with countless ways to make it your own! One recipe, so many variations!
When making cupcakes ---or baking cakes in general--- make sure to really cream the butter with the sugar. Getting the air incorporated into the butter is important. Not only for baking, but for making the frosting, too! Also, mixing in the eggs one at a time allows them to fully incorporate. Eggs & butter do not mix well, the same way that oil & vinegar do not mix. Butter is mostly fat while eggs contain a lot of water. Slowly mixing one egg in at a time allows time for it to incorporate, thicken & emulsify.
Dream as if you'll live forever, eat Cupcakes as if you'll die today.
To make this vegan/swap out ingredients, replace the milk with your favorite diary-free variety (I like almond), replace the butter with a pureed avocado & replace each (1) egg with this mix: 2 tbsp water + 1 tsp veggie oil +2 tsp baking powder
At the bottom of this page, I will have a link to my Basic Gluten-Free Cupcakes recipe.
This is a basic vanilla cupcake recipe, designed to be made into exactly what you want! After folding in the flour (step 5), mix in your desired flavor!
Here are some of my easy flavor suggestions:
Cardamom Coconut (2 tsp cardamom, 2 tbsp grated coconut + more to sprinkle)
Lemon Poppyseed (zest of 1 fresh lemon & 1 tbsp poppy seeds)
Lemon & Blueberries (zest of 1 fresh lemon & 1 cup blueberries- fresh or frozen)
Carrot Cake (1 fresh grated carrot, 1 tbsp cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg & nuts/raisins)
Cookies ‘n Cream (1 cup crushed Oreos or your favorite cookie)
Chocolate Valentine (¾ cup cocoa powder & 1 cup dried cherry/strawberry/raspberry)
Chocolate Peanut Butter (¾ cup cocoa powder & peanut butter frosting)
Mint Chocolate Chip (2 tsp mint extract & ½ cup chocolate chips)
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Check out these amazing frosting recipes! Basic Gluten-Free Cupcakes Best Buttercream Frosting Cream Cheese Frosting Whipped Cream Frosting Chocolate Ganache