I’ve thought a lot about what makes the perfect vanilla cupcake… will it be moist? dense? crumbly? cakey? white? cream? vanilla beans? extract? I’ve tried a lot of recipes, but none really taste like vanilla… just plain cake.
I posed this question to you on Facebook & Twitter, “What ingredients make up the perfect vanilla cupcake?”… and this is what you said:
- vanilla bean powder
- vanilla beans
- coconut flour paired with a good vanilla bean extract
- homemade vanilla extract
- whipped egg whites folded into the batter
- box of vanilla pudding mix
Yesterday, I ventured into the kitchen to make a vanilla cupcake that truly tasted like vanilla. I began with Sweetapolita’s recipe for vanilla cake and added my own spin on it to really bring out the vanilla flavor. I did things like steep the milk in vanilla beans, use my homemade vanilla extract and vanilla sugar and of course use the seeds of 2 fresh Madagascar vanilla beans.
And, after tasting them… I’m pretty darn certain that these are one of the most delicious vanilla cupcakes I’ve ever tasted! I’m definitely adding this recipe to the rotation!
PS… Love these liners? I got them from Sutton Gourmet Paper!!