How to Make the Ugliest Best Tasting Vanilla Cupcake

I know, I KNOW!!! I’m on a cupcake kick right now!  Just enjoy it, it will pass.  I just had to share one of my all time favorite white cake recipes.  I love the taste of this cake and I triple-dipple love the texture.  I’ve made it maybe a dozen times and every time there is one teensey-weensy little issue.  While it’s baking in the oven the batter always lifts up to the sky, bubbles over the sides and falls leaving a crater in the center.  I’ve tried a few tricks like lightly slamming the batter filled cupcake pan on the counter top several times before placing it in the oven.  This is supposed to get any bubbles out but it doesn’t work. I’ve also messed with the amount of baking powder but to no avail.

Why oh why would I want to share my tragic cupcakes that turn out looking like this with you?

Inside this ugly duckling of a cupcake lays the best tasting vanilla cake

Inside this ugly duckling of a cupcake lies the best tasting vanilla cake eV-er!

Because, my dear readers, it is still a luscious tasting experience.  AND the last time I made them I added something that made them even better!  Remember the chocolate cupcakes that had the rich drop of ganache in the center?  Well now I’m doing something similar with these! » » »

Momocakes, Chocolate Chip Cookies & a GIVEAWAY!

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If you’ve been following us for the past couple months one thing should be clear by now…I like chocolate chip cookies.  Having finally found the perfect chocolate chip cookie, my next quest has been to find a gluten-free option.  I’ve found that when my joint pain gets annoying going gluten-free for 30 days helps reduce it.    We eat very little processed foods in our house so I turned to the recipe world out there. I’ve tried a few but didn’t love for the results.  Well, search and ye shall find.

Momocakes- vegan,gluten free and high altitude bakery

Leslie, the owner/founder of Momocakes is our first sponsor!!  We were talking about where we would place her ad and my idea of  a video with the two of us baking and I went for it:  would she be willing to share her amazing delicatible recipe for her gluten-free chocolate chip cookies?

Yes!  was her response.

Yippee!  was mine! » » »