Taken with the iPhone 5
Salut mes beautés intelligentes! I made this a while ago during finals week while desperately in need of a study break, and of course a good "midnight" snack. It's a quick and easy recipe that makes good use of basic baking ingredients that lay around one's kitchen (Ok, I suppose this is dependent on how often one bakes, but hopefully you get what I mean, lol). I'm always looking for ways to "spike up" and add more flavor to basic recipes like these, please do tell if you have any suggestions. :D
Yield: 12 cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
- 3 eggs
- 2/3 cup of softened butter (you could melt it if that makes it easier)
- 1 1/2 cup of flour (I used All Purpose Flour)
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of baking flour
Preheat your oven to 360 degrees (Fahrenheit), and spread some butter (or oil, just a little) on a 12 cup muffin pan. You could also use paper baking cups to line the pan. See here.
Next, you want to cream your butter and sugar in a large enough bowl, by mixing the two together until the mixture is light and fluffy. This helps dissolve the sugar and creates a good base for the remaining ingredients to blend properly.
Stir in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one.
Stir in the flour, baking powder and vanilla. (You could add some cinnamon too at this step if you have some! I didn't think about this at the time).
Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, spreading it evenly.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 mins, until it looks golden brown, the top springs back and a fork (or toothpick) comes out dry if used to poke a cupcake.
Cool in pan, and serve/arrange after cooling.