This week is feeling like a stressful one, with so many issues arising in buying a house! Whoever said it’s one of the most stressful things you can do knew what they were talking about! So in times of stress I turn to sugar … which got me thinking of Cupcakes!! So I thought I’d share with you all my all time favourite Cupcake Recipe which I originally found in Lili Vanilli’s Sweet Tooth Recipe Book and have adapted a little to suit me over the last year or so!
Mmmm Cupcakes!! These were the multitude of Cupcakes we made for one of my Best Friend’s wedding last year, don’t they look scrumptious?! And on a rather amazing Cake Stand that my man very kindly made for the occasion.
So where is this Recipe of wonderment I hear you scream, fear not it is below:
I have made this recipe many many times in various different ways including the gluten and dairy free substitutions listed in the recipe and they have always been absolutely delicious and commented on by those that eat them. In fact when I did them for my Best Friends Baby Shower, I did a batch of the regular and a batch of Gluten Free and the Gluten Free were gone in around 10 minutes!
I have also topped these with just Buttercream or Buttercream and fondant all with equal success. My favourite Buttercream Recipe is simple 2 parts icing sugar to 1 part butter – whip the butter within an inch of it’s life before adding the icing sugar and then add a little splash of milk and vanilla extract and you’re good to go!!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, and if you love it as much as I do – or if you’ve tried the whole milk option and how that differs?