I seem to have landed on a good foolproof chocolate cake recipe that works great in both cupcake and cake form.
Vanilla is a bit more of a problem. I've tried out a few but have never been completely satisfied.
Until I ordered this book. There are some mouthwatering recipes in that book as well as a whole lot of drool-worthy pictures. But more on that later in a review post.
I tried out a basic vanilla cupcake recipe in one of the first few pages. The first time I tried it, I added MnM's into the mix because my roommates are children and want candy and chocolate in everything. I didn't bother to dress them up too fancy because I was just testing them out.
They came out really good. Soft and fluffy on the inside and just a tad crispy on the outside. They also rose very nicely. However the batter was not very liquidy...it was more doughy and thick...which isn't really a negative point, just an observation. Anyway, the trial went with no major catastrophes and the result was more than satisfactory.
The second time I decided to make them a little fancier. I had some frozen buttercream left over from the last birthday cake I made and it was already coloured purple.
They still tasted fine though which is a relief.
All in all a good stepping stone. I will post the recipe soon....if I don't forget....what? I'm only human!
Oh and also I didn't do an MM post this week...midterm and no time....c'est la vie!