Vanilla Cupcake Recipe Opinion: Magnolia Or Wbh?

Baking By MOBOGAL Updated 31 Aug 2008 , 2:43am by JessDesserts

MOBOGAL Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 3:23am
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Hi all icon_smile.gif

I'm making cupcakes for a baby shower and I want to make vanilla cupcakes. I'm going between the Magnolia Bakery recipe and the WBH recipe. Can anyone give me an opinion on which is better? Or any other scratch vanilla cupcake recipe suggestions? Althought I'd LOVE to taste test a whole bunch, I figured I'd see if anyone had a preference. Thanks for any input you can offer icon_smile.gif

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FromScratch Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 3:36am
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I haven't made the WBH vanilla cake, but I didn't care for the Magnolia one.. it was a bit bland. Nice texture though. I'd double the salt and at least double the vanilla if I ever made it again.

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 10:00am
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have to agree with jkalman. i haven't tried WBH yet since my book has 't arrived yet but the Magnolia one was underwhelming for me.

Would you like to try Billy Reece's vanilla cupcakes? i've heard a lot of good things about it.

MOBOGAL Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 1:05pm
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Thanks for the input ladies! I appreciate it. I'm glad I asked! Do you have the Billy Reece recipe? I wouldn't mind having it. Thanks again for the help icon_smile.gif

cookiemookie Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 2:22pm
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MOBOGAL Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 7:12pm
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Thanks for the info and the link! FYI, I did make the WBH cupcakes last night. I tripled the recipe and then frosted them with the Buttercream Dream. They were a big hit with my co-workers and I think they turned out really yummy. They were a little dense (I think I overbaked a touch) but very moist and tasty. I'll try the Billy Reece ones next!

steplite Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 3:10am
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Does anyone have the WBH cupcake recipe? There is a WBH cake recipe on this site but I can never understand what the ?? mean before an ingredient. Would love to know why I see recipes with ?? in the recipe.

MOBOGAL Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 3:05pm
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Here's the recipe: ( tripled it to get 3 doz cupcakes). Enjoy!

Line a 12 cup cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Preheat oven to 350F.

Sift into mixing bowl:
1 3/4 cup + 2 TBS cake flour
3/4 tsp salt

Add and mix to combine:
1 cup sugar

1/2 cup + 2 1/2 tsp warmed milk (110F)
2 large eggs
4 ozs very soft unsalted butter
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Beat at low speed with wire whisk attachment for 1 minute. Scrape down the bowl. Raise the speed to med-low and beat for 1 1/2 min.

Add 1 1/2 tsp baking powder. Mix at low speed for 30 sec. Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 full and Bake 18-20 min or until golden. The top should spring back when lightly pressed.

Yields 12 cupcakes

JessDesserts Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 3:36pm
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I know its a dumb question.....but what does WBH stand for please? Obviouslt, im new to this site and I am trying very head to learn! Thanks for any help icon_smile.gif

MOBOGAL Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 4:28pm
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Not a dumb question icon_smile.gif WBH= Whimsical Bakehouse. They have great cake/cupcake/cookie decorating cookbooks. Lots of awesome ideas and recipes. I've never had a dud recipe and I've tried LOTS. You can find their website here:

And their books are on Amazon. Hope that helps!

steplite Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 4:38pm
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Thanks a bunch Mobogal! Can't wait to try them.

JessDesserts Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 2:43am
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thank you so much for responding! icon_biggrin.gif

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