If you want to show your mum a bit of love this March 10th, but are a bit strapped for cash, why not get your chef hat on and bake her some beautiful, scrummy cupcakes?!
We found a great recipe for ‘The Ultimate Vanilla Cupcake’ on thefrostedcupcakes.blogspot.co.uk
1 cup granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean
1 3/4 cups cake flour, not self-rising
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup full-fat sour cream
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon pure (not imitation) vanilla extract
2/3 cup whole milk
Working by cups is so much easier than weighing everything exactly (and means less washing up at the end!)
Combine everything in a bowl and mix until you get a runny kind of batter, then fill cupcake cases half full with the mixture.
Bake for about 15 minutes on a medium heat, and check on them- they are done when a toothpick comes out of a cake without batter stuck to it. (That can be your tester one- chef’s privileges!)
Make sure they are a nice golden brown on top too.
Pop them out onto a cooling rack, and after a few minutes you can frost and decorate to your heart’s content, try a pink butter icing and edible pearls and flowers for a cake that will look almost too good to eat!
To compliment your delicious cakes perfectly, how about our Polaroid Vintage Letter Tile ‘Yummy Mummy’ Card ?! A beautiful floral card that any mother would love! It can even be personalised at EllieEllie HQ and be sent straight to the recipient. (oooh we’re so good to you!)
Find it here.