For the past 3 years, I have been on a quest to find the perfect white cake recipe. I have been looking for a moist, soft, and flavorful cake. I have tried dozens upon dozens of recipes, only to be disappointed. I have thrown away many, many batches of cupcakes, because they were too dry, had a strange texture and overall a blah flavor. I have been creative adding and subtracting different ingredients, but had not yet found the perfect combination that I was looking for…..until Saturday night.
I believe I have finally discovered the perfect recipe for the white cake that I have been searching for. This cake is moist, very flavorful and has an amazingly light and soft texture. They were absolutely delicious fresh out of the oven and even more tasty with a smooth vanilla frosting. These little guys are the answer to my cupcake prayers! The cupcakes were still moist and scrumptious the next day. I even decided to do a test and leave a few out on the counter all night and low and behold….they were still fluffy and delish.
I know that I have only tried this new recipe once, and I still need to test it more and possibly make some changes, but I am super pumped. I still need to do some taste tests, which will be happening this week, so get ready friends and family!!
What have I learned from this? If at first you don’t succeed, dust that flour off and try again!
During one of my morning internet/blog searching sessions, I came across some awesome pictures of multi colored cakes. These cakes were amazing! They had so many colors and designs in them; I knew that this was my next challenge for myself.
After restocking my color supply, I decided to embark on my new challenge. After whipping up a batch of my favorite vanilla cupcake batter, I set out to work. First things first, I would try to make my cupcakes ready for football season and make them into Green Bay Packer colors (GO PACK GO!). Pouring a little batter into two smaller bowls, I added green food coloring gel to one bowl and yellow to the other. After a quick stir I, began to layer the different colors into the cupcake liners. They turned out perfectly! My Packer cupcakes looked stunning, festive, and were scrumptious. Of course my sister gave me the seal of approval after receiving her picture text. Allie thought they looked awesome and told me to try out some other colors.
Feeling a little more creative and confident, I tried out three colors, pink, purple, and blue. Again I separated the batter into three different bowls, added the color and stirred them up. This time I decided to try to make swirls on top by taking a tooth pick and swirling it on the top of the cupcake. They turned out looking fantastic!
This was a fun time in my “test kitchen”, I tried out something new and I feel pretty darn good about it. I can’t wait to make these for someone!
What have you discovered in your “test kitchen” ?