Easy Homemade Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

Among our most interesting and spectacular gluttons, here we go then to New York, in the undisputed temple of Cupcakes. Coffee gives you a hand to get out of bed, but a cupcake makes it worth it! Maybe not every day, given the sugars and fats it contains, but sometimes? Yes! I allow it. And, with bitter coffee, it is a real lust.

What does cupcakes have to do with romance? You may ask. Well, lately they have too much to do, so much so that it also gives me a bit on the nerves. Because the word cupcake, sometimes without any reason, ends up more and more frequently in a female narrative title.

Once arrived, we just open a small door that we like to always imagine a creaky streamline, to enter the paradise of sweets. In New York you know practically everything, statues, monuments, history, streets, clubs, museums, subway, but to talk about a greedy place seemed to us even more fun and original.

Among the various sweet bakery products that the shop has begun to sell in addition to extraordinary cakes and typical American delicacies, here are the spectacular and renowned Cupcakes. The store is so cute with antique furniture and soft colors, enlivened by the showcases where anyone will lose their eyes and open their mouths, even if it has been a long time since the age of adolescence.

If you do not believe in the possibility that there is something magical in cupcakes, you will never find out. My passion for cupcakes is not recent nor due to some reading of the type I mentioned above. They are so named for their shape, similar to that of a cup. It goes back to my first trips to the USA, around the end of the 80s. A love more than eyes for that palate, was born walking along the main street of this or that provincial town. All of a sudden I happened to be in front of the window of a bakery or one.

It was as if a lightning strike had hit me, cupcake strucked. So I pressed my nose on the glass (metaphorically), fascinated by all those colorful delights. It was a real pleasure for the eyes and the soul, before the stomach.

But, what was most surprising to me, was that the inside of those confectioneries/cafes, often as small as a candy box, was just as delicious, as if walls and furniture could not disfigure before the goodies that were sold there. I went in there, and something magical happened. Neon signs that shine, brings back memories of Christmas watching pine trees that welcome in front of the premises and bars.

Under pressure, men drink alcohol and invade other countries. The women eat cupcakes and go shopping. There are those who cuddle in a shoe store. I have cheaper habits, I just need a cupcake that, in my opinion, is a strictly feminine food. A secret between women whispered in a couple of mouthfuls. The complicity of a moment prohibited by the laws that want us anorexic and unhappy.

To taste a cupcake among friends is a bit like the slogan of mastercard. Somethings are priceless (just do not overdo it, of course as a cupcake can get to 250 calories). It is an experience to share with those who have a place in your heart.

By contrast, my method of eating a cupcake was direct. First step was to swallow a big bite at a time until there was more. That's all. Before eating a cupcake, I like to hold it gently in my hands and admire its features, and colors. I try to feel the soft and sensual shape, captivating decoration, even the paper cup. So much so that I ask myself if it is not a sin to eat it. Then I get convinced and rather quickly which will always remain perfect in my mind, and proceed with the other senses.

What can I say? I never met a cupcake that I did not want to deepen my knowledge. Only after having tasted it with his eyes, have caught in the olfactory cells the sublime scent of chocolate, or vanilla or strawberry or lemon (my favorite tastes). I close my eyes, approach the lips as if to kiss and bite, and my teeth sink like those of a vampire. And there fireworks explode.

Perhaps, after all, there is something erotic in a cupcake. I let the strength take hold of me, because cupcakes, like the Jedi Masters, possess strength. It is at that point that life begins to smile at me. Life is a journey that must be traveled anyway. But, no matter how hard the road is and how inclement weather, a cupcake can always help you.

And then if you take pleasure, just browse google to find a thousand recipes and advice, much more valuable than mine.

Chicago. Cold, sun and fog. Sun that when it comes out chases behind the shadows of the skyscrapers to get warm the winter that has been long. Snow on the sidewalks, music in the streets and air that smells like hot chocolate. A lake frozen by the colors of the sea and sunsets catapult me to understand in a jiffy because it's nice to live here.

The Navy Pier seems to come out of one of those 50s movies, where the girls have pleated skirts and eat vanilla ice cream in cream yellow cones, perfect parallelepipeds that are interspersed with chocolate chips that melt in the air.

The atmosphere emanates music, and at the corners of the streets there is always someone who intones his song. Small, well-groomed restaurants, gigantic CVS ​​and Walgreens compete with each other on glossy shelves. The small caf├ęs catch you with exciting apple pie smells. You can come across mini vans where you can taste extraordinary peanut butter cupcakes, served by girls with ebony skin and diamond smiles.


I still cannot say exactly what I think of in Chicago. To see, certainly. To know, to live, to understand its soul. I liked it? At times, certainly yes. What does not convince me? I do not know. Maybe I'm just in the wrong season, maybe summer and spring is another thing. I liked the energy, the people, and the smiles.

Cupcakes in New York are of all kinds and can be taken away in convenient boxes as seen in the famous American movies. Here's where I tasted one of the best red velvet cupcakes in the Big Apple. I had never been there yet, but as soon as I managed to set foot in the Big Apple, one of my first stops was just this little bakery.

Many come up here not only to eat a red veiled cupcake, my favorite, but also just to see the shops, see the location, admire the walls of sugary paper, super sugary sweets and sit down to chat a bit in this timeless atmosphere.

After trying the cupcakes in the first store in New York, I could not not even set foot in other stores and, given my passion for red velvet, I could not get into other stores scattered throughout New York.

Concluding this short postcard from New York we have a certainty, as long as there will be greedy travelers like us, this shop will exist. So we are convinced that you will hear about Magnolia Bakery for quite some time. Magnolia Bakery was born several years ago, even before the cupcakes went out of fashion, but it is with the television series Sex and the City that has had its success.

Cupcakes owe their name to their size, and are in fact just as big as a cup and are ideal to accompany a good tea or for a delicious snack. There are many varieties of cupcake like chocolate, vanilla, coffee, etc., with fresh cream cheese and sugar and decorated with icing sugar.

A blanket that is the comfort food, a food that the only scent seems a cuddle and makes us feel serene. Everyone, everywhere, has a food that makes you forget the heaviness of the day and brings him back to live with the memory of happy days, a caress for the heart.

A cupcake literally, in English, pie in cup, also called fairy cake in England and patty cake in Australia, is a sponge cake, a mini-pie baked in a baking cups, ceramic, buttered and floured, or in a mold of baking paper such as that used for the preparation of muffins.

The original Chocolate Cupcake recipe, old-fashioned cupcake, provides a glaze, called frosting royal icing, naspro, icing, sugar paste or buttercream, a filling cream and a decoration, it can vary from most modern seals in colored sugar or chocolate plastic to the classic cherry, in this original form corresponds to the traditional pastry, the sigh of southern origin.

The origin of this cake goes back to the nineteenth century. Before the invention of special molds, these cakes were baked in pans, cups, bowls; from this it would then the name of the sweet and may also result from the fact that in the past the cup was the simplest and most common means in the measurement of the ingredients in any recipe.

The basic recipe of the cupcake is like any other pie: butter, sugar, eggs and flour. They can therefore be applied to many variations to the basic recipe with the difference that the preparation of a small cake is much easier and faster.

It is one of the cakes served more frequently in the celebrations of birthdays and various holidays in the United States and has been widely spread in Europe, especially thanks to various television programs dedicated to him.

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 376 calories


2 cups chocolate
2 cups cream
1 cup plain flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cocoa powder
Salt to taste
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup shortening
3 cups water
2 eggs
3 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp butter
Sugar flowers, sweets and sprinkles

Recipe Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line cupcake pans with paper liners.

Gently melt the butter, chocolate, half of the sugar and a cup hot water together in a large pan, Stir milk, cream and chocolate over low heat until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

Stir the eggs and vanilla into the chocolate mixture. Put the flour into a large mixing bowl and then stir in the chocolate mixture until smooth.

Sift in flour, cocoa and baking powder and then stir with a metal spoon to combine all the other ingredients into large mixing bowl. Start to beat it until smooth at low speed for 30 seconds, and scrape bowl. Mix at high speed for 3 minutes.

Fill liners half full of batter. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool slightly in pans then remove from pan, and place on wire racks to cool completely.

Frost when chocolate cupcakes are completely cool. Place them in the refrigerator until the ganache is chilled, not more than 30 minutes.

For sauce, place ingredients in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering. Stir until chocolate has melted. Remove from heat and stir until smooth. Stir in the thin cream and sift half of the sugar. Cool slightly.

Serve cakes topped with sauce. Decorate with flowers, sprinkles and sweets.

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  • Raindrops and Daisies
    Raindrops and Daisies October 15, 2011 at 4:16 AM

    Yum, yum and yum again.

    They look delicious!

    Thanks for the lovely recipe.

    Happy weekend.


  • kalaiselvisblog
    kalaiselvisblog October 15, 2011 at 6:38 AM

    wow... yummy...
    i will surely try it....
    nice snaps...

  • Kala
    Kala October 18, 2011 at 12:22 AM

    These look delicious. The multi-colored paper cup and sprinkles also make this photo look so pretty!

  • Cooking Quidnunc
    Cooking Quidnunc October 18, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    YUM! Chocolate cupcakes are so good, they look terrific!

  • Mats
    Mats November 27, 2011 at 8:10 AM

    Looks really good! I have to take a short trip to the kitchen now... :)

  • Anisha
    Anisha December 3, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    Cup cakes look delicious... chocolate cupcakes are my all time favorite...

  • Reeni
    Reeni December 4, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    These are chocolate heaven! Such scrumptious treats!

  • Chocolate & Chillies
    Chocolate & Chillies December 4, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    Thx for stopping by my blog...These cupcakes looks amazing...beautiful pictures!

  • Felicity Grace Terry
    Felicity Grace Terry December 5, 2011 at 6:20 AM

    Yum. Me thinks its time for a cup of tea and a cake.

  • Only Fish Recipes
    Only Fish Recipes December 5, 2011 at 7:07 AM

    wow...that looks just awesome....looks just so delicious !

  • StarTraci
    StarTraci December 5, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    That looks amazing!


  • Valarmathi Sanjeev
    Valarmathi Sanjeev December 5, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    Beautiful cupcakes....looks tempting and delicious.

  • KitchenDame
    KitchenDame December 12, 2011 at 7:49 AM

    These look soo decadent. I'd love to try this recipe out.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous December 15, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    Especially love the little rectangular ones, they look like miniature loaves. So decadent!

  • Erika
    Erika December 15, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    I like very much this cake! Wish you a nice evening.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous December 16, 2011 at 3:17 AM

    Tasty, VERY tasty!

  • Teena
    Teena December 18, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    OMG!! i just loved this ! Wanna grab right from the screen! Glad to find your blog :)

  • Sudha
    Sudha January 7, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    Hello Kalyan,
    Thanks for visiting my blog - you have such a beautiful place here and I must commend you not only for your fabulous recipes but also for you photography!Lovely blog - following you happily:)

  • Deeps @ Naughty Curry
    Deeps @ Naughty Curry January 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    oh WOW! these look delectable... drooling for a bite :)

  • Teena
    Teena January 22, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    This recipe looks perfect for my event. If you are willing to, you can send this and any other sweet & romantic recipes to my ''Valentine's Day Event'' :)

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