What's Your Best Vanilla Cupcake Recipe?

Baking By babyhugs Updated 3 Jun 2009 , 9:16pm by cakelass

babyhugs Posted 24 May 2009 , 7:19pm
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I need to make a friend's daughter some cuppies for a baby shower and wanted to know if I can use the WASC recipe for cuppies or is there another one that works well. I've tried one of my favorite cake recipes for cupcakes in the past and well....let's just say the dog walked away! icon_cry.gif
Any ideas are greatly appreciated as I'm still new to this whole thing but must admit I love to try new stuff!! Thanks!

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cylstrial Posted 27 May 2009 , 1:38am
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I have only used this recipe for cake, but it might work for cucpakes. I just found it on CC. I really liked it a lot. Hope this helps!

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2257-MOIST-Vanilla-Cake.html

cylstrial Posted 27 May 2009 , 1:40am
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Sorry, double post! icon_redface.gif

lane52403 Posted 27 May 2009 , 1:48am
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I've used WASC for cupcakes and they came out delicious!!!! The WASC is my favorite white cake.

cakelass Posted 27 May 2009 , 1:54am
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I was wondering the same thing. And I tried the Billy Reece Vanilla cupcake recipe on Martha Stewart site.
I wasn't too impressed with it yesterday when I tried the cupcakes but today they taste quite nice. Maybe give that a try.

babyhugs Posted 28 May 2009 , 12:40am
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Thanks everyone! Now that I have options...I may have to try all three! icon_smile.gif
I did use a chocolate mix with the WASC recipe and they turned out great so I'll start there! Wish me luck icon_lol.gif

KKristy Posted 29 May 2009 , 12:31am
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Cakelass,
I also tried Billy's vanilla recipe last week and for some reason they were much better the next day...the day that I made them they tasted too 'eggy' to me...next morning, better...but still not exactly what I was looking for....the search is still on for me.

cakelass Posted 29 May 2009 , 7:56am
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KKristy,
I also thought they tasted eggy. I found them too heavy for a cupcake. In the next week I will be trying a new recipe that I found using canola oil. I will post my findings as soon as i make them.
You can find the recipe on www.creativeconfectioneryblog.com.
I am thinking they might be nice as I made some chocolate cupcakes the other day using canola oil and they are delicious chocolaty and fluffy.

cylstrial Posted 29 May 2009 , 11:53am
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I couldn't get the blog link to work. (Just wanted you to know).

cakelass Posted 29 May 2009 , 1:24pm
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I tried the link also and now it is not working for me either. I googled the name and then i got onto the site that way. Maybe try this. If you cannot get on please let me know and I will post the recipe.

babyhugs Posted 30 May 2009 , 11:43am
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The link didn't work for me either but right below 'This page can not be found' was the site name and link (the same one posted here) and it worked. Isn't the internet wonderful icon_lol.gif

1cupcake Posted 31 May 2009 , 12:41pm
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Theres a period after the com.

Has anyone had sucess with oil in cupcakes? Does it make it too dense?

cakelass Posted 31 May 2009 , 8:39pm
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I have used oil in chocolate cupcakes and they were the most moistest and fluffiest cupcakes I have ever made.

1cupcake Posted 31 May 2009 , 10:33pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cakelass

I have used oil in chocolate cupcakes and they were the most moistest and fluffiest cupcakes I have ever made.




me too!.. for the Hershey's recipe, but for some reason it wasn't the same for vanilla cupcakes. Maybe the recipe was bad?

mbt4955 Posted 31 May 2009 , 10:53pm
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I was doing a WASC wedding cake and had batter left over, so I made cupcakes. They were VERY good.

I have also been asked to do Tres Leches cupcakes for a birthday party, so I used my WASC cupcakes and turned them into Tres Leches. I found some Dulce Leche coffee creamer that I used with Bettercreme. YUM!!

babyhugs Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 2:03am
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Oh, that sounds good! How much coffee creamer did you use, and was it for filling or frosting?

ttehan4 Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 2:12am
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The best white cake ever.. are you ready... DUNCUN HINES! lol. I use it and everyone loves it they all think its homemade and it is... right at my home. If you make it at home its homemade and it aint noones dang business.

ttehan4 Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 2:14am
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The best white cake ever.. are you ready... DUNCUN HINES! lol. I use it and everyone loves it they all think its homemade and it is... right at my home. If you make it at home its homemade and it aint noones dang business.

mbt4955 Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 2:47am
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Originally Posted by babyhugs

Oh, that sounds good! How much coffee creamer did you use, and was it for filling or frosting?




The filling was equal parts of sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and coconut milk. I poked holes in the cupcakes (with a flower nail icon_biggrin.gif) and poured the milk over them ... and again ... and again. The frosting was International Delights Dulce Leche coffee creamer and Bettercreme.

I didn't have a clue what they were supposed to taste like, but I was told that they were perfect. That was a trial run and I'll be doing them again for the actual birthday. Since they went over so well, I guess I'll do WASC again.

cakelass Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 4:01am
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1cupckae- yess it was the Hershey recipe I made as well. They were the best I have tasted.

Mylittleflutterby Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 4:42pm
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I made the recipe from the Creative Confectionery blog this weekend and everyone raved about them. My husband and his friends devoured almost the entire batch!

KKristy Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 6:47pm
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mylittleflutterby, is the one you tried called" Best vanilla cupcake recipe...ever" ? I was going to try that one this week !
Did you use regular flour or cake flour ?
Thanks for your input !
Kristy

cakelass Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 7:13pm
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My, littlefluterby, I am making the Confectionery Cupcakes today. I have wanted to try these since last week when I found the recipe.
I will post when I have made them and let you all know how I went with them.

Mylittleflutterby Posted 1 Jun 2009 , 7:21pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KKristy

mylittleflutterby, is the one you tried called" Best vanilla cupcake recipe...ever" ? I was going to try that one this week !
Did you use regular flour or cake flour ?
Thanks for your input !
Kristy




This is the one that I used and I just used all purpose flour cause I didn't have any cake flour on hand and it also didn't say you needed to use cake flour. I really enjoyed this recipe and it will be my go to unless I come across a better one icon_biggrin.gif http://www.creativeconfectioneryblog.com/2009/01/classic-vanilla-cupcake.html

cakelass Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 3:05am
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Ok, I am really excited I have my first batc of the "Best Vanilla Cupcakes..Ever" in the oven. I will post in a little while my findings

KKristy Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 3:10am
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cakelass,
Thanks for being our official tester ! Update us with your report on your opinion of the recipe too ! Hope they are yummy !
Kristy

Mylittleflutterby Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 2:23pm
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Can't wait to see what you think of them icon_biggrin.gif

cakelass Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 9:36pm
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Ok, made the cupckaes yesterday. They are very nice and moist ad I tried them a day after and they are still nice. The only thing I did notice is that you can slightly taste the sour cream I think. But I still want a fluffier cake. So I am still going to search. But I did like these better than the Billy cupcakes.
Two more recipes that I found are on Baking Bite http://bakingbites.com/2008/06/vanilla-cupcakes-with-vanilla-frosting/ and
on Nosh with me http://noshwithme.com/2006/05/vanilla-cupcakes/. I will be trying these when I get a chance as well.
Has anyone got any further suggestions?
I love to hear more feedback.
Also has anyone tried the Amy Sederis recipe that people rave about?

babyhugs Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 11:51pm
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Everyone is giving me such great ideas, I think I need a cupcake! Does anyone know where to find the Amy Sederis recipe?

babyhugs Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 11:54pm
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I found it, I must have been spelling her name wrong!

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