September 5, 2009

I Will NOT Give Up

It has now become my goal in life to overcome my cupcake downfalls. The sinking middle has gotten the best of me yet again. I would like to blame it on the dollar store cup liners (they don't come to the top of the cup) and I will do that until I get to the store and purchase some regular cups. If they still sink after I the new cups have entered my life then I just don't know what I will do. Okay, I lied, I do know. I will make more cupcakes. If they weren't so easy and delicious I might just give up. But they are just so good. I must conquer the sinking. I MUST. Below is the latest and greatest sinking cupcake. Again hideous yet so delicious.

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Vanilla Cupcakes
from Joy the Baker
Print Recipe

1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 scant cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
3 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup whole milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and butter into a bowl use a handheld beater and beat on slow speed until the mixture is a sandy consistency and everything is combined. Gradually pour in half of the milk and beat until the milk is just incorporated. Whisk the egg, vanilla and remaining milk together in a separate bowl for a few seconds, then pour into the flour mixture and continue beating until just incorporated. Scrape any unmixed ingredients from the side or the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Continue mixing until the batter is smooth. Just a few minutes. Do not overmix. Spoon the batter into paper lined muffin tins, dividing between the 12 cups. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until light golden and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool slightly in the pan, then turn them out onto a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

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I topped them with the leftover Easy Vanilla Buttercream from Bob's birthday. I added about a 1/2 Tbsp butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, and 1 tsp whipping cream to make sure I had enough for the cupcakes.

Have a great evening!

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