Wbh Vanilla Cupcake Recipe?

Baking By giraffe11 Updated 16 Sep 2008 , 6:12am by chutzpah

giraffe11 Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 7:38pm
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I tried this recipe yesterday and the cupcakes turned out dry and not very flavorful at all.....very bland. Has anyone tried this one with better results? I usually do all of my baking from scratch, but I haven't found a vanilla recipe that I really like yet. I wonder if I don't like it because the fat-source in the batter was butter. I think I usually like the texture of cake recipes with oil a bit better. Anyway, does anyone have any comments or suggestions?
Thanks, Heather

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chutzpah Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 8:34pm
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I tried that recipe and thought it was really gross.

Personally, I like the taste and texture of a butter cake rather than an oil cake. Oil cakes (mmm... sounds really appetizing.... NOT) have a greasy mouth feel and I can't taste the oil. Butter is better.

Use a real vanilla bean and the flavor will shine.

giraffe11 Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 12:08am
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Really gross.............lol. Yeah, I am pretty disappointed, as I like several of their recipes and expected more. Oh well, I will have to search out a better vanilla recipe.

chutzpah Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 6:12am
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Whoa, wait a minute! I meant to write that I CAN taste the oil! Duh.

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