Yes - November 10th is "Vanilla Cupcake Day"
That's Naked Vanilla Cupcake Day For Me!
There are so many kinds of cupcakes out there, many very fancy,
but sometimes you just want a plain old vanilla cupcake.
No froo-froo involved. No sprinkles or glitter, no fondant or frosting ...
just a yummy "naked vanilla cupcake".
Celebrate the day and treat yourself to a not-too-sweet one...
with a cup of coffee perhaps.
Pick one up at your local bakery or make one yourself.
Here is an easy recipe.
Makes 1 dozen
1/2 cup plus 1 tbl butter (soft)
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 1/2 tea. baking powder
1 3/4 cups plus 2 tbl. cake flour
1/2 tea salt
3 egg whites
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 tea. pure vanilla extract
- Whip butter with sugar until fluffy. Sift dry ingredients and set aside.
- In another bowl, whip egg whites and gradually add buttermilk. Combine.
- Go back to butter mixture and intermittently add buttermilk with flour, stopping every once in a while to scrape down the sides. Finish by mixing in vanilla. Pour batter into lined muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
and enjoy your treat...