Best Yellow Cupcake Recipe???

Baking By micaelasmami Updated 30 May 2011 , 3:19pm by pettmybunny

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micaelasmami Posted 30 May 2011 , 2:50pm
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Does anyone have a suggestion for a from scratch yellow cake recipe? Every one that I have tried has turned out too dry. I want the perfect, moist, firm, yellow cake! help!

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pettmybunny Posted 30 May 2011 , 3:19pm
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I've been working on one, adapting the wacky cocoa cake recipe (I'm allergic to eggs and dairy). It's moist, but you do need to add quite a bit of flavoring to it...

3 1/4 c flour
2 c sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 c water
2 TBSP vinegar
1 1/2 TBSP vanilla (last time I made this, I used 1/2 tsp Loranns princess flavoring and 1 TBSP vanilla, and it was just about perfect)
1/3 c oil
1/3 c sour cream

Add dry ingredients and whisk til blended. Add wet ingredients and mix just until blended (I've done both by hand and with a mixer--works either way). Put in pans (or cupcake liners) and bake. Cupcakes, I do 425 degrees for 7 minutes, and drop temp down to 350 for the remaining 10 to 13 minutes. It gives a nice dome. Cakes, I bake at 350 for 40 to 50 minutes.

If you want it to be chocolate, add 1/2 cup cocoa powder, and drop the flour to 3 cups.

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