Hello you lovely people!
Happy Friday! I am so happy it's Friday, I am going to sleeeeeep this weekend. What are you doing this weekend?
On to some great news (which you might have guessed by the title of this post), this blog reached 20,000 page views yesterday!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who reads this blog. Without you this would not have been as much fun, so thank you for reading, commenting and talking to me! You are all golden!
Now I know there's been a lot of cake on the blog recently, but naturally 20,000 page views called for a celebration of some kind. And if you know me you know that celebration means cake.
I made these vanilla cupcakes based on a recipe by Manuela Kjeilen of passionforbaking.com and then topped them with my favourite frosting (that you can find here).
These vanilla cupcakes are super nice and soft, very spongy and moist, and it's probably because of the heavy cream used in them. Usually you would use milk in a recipe like this, but Manuela's brilliant idea of adding heavy cream really paid off.
Another thing I want to quickly mention before sharing the recipe are these cupcake liners. They are from Dr Oetker and the amazing thing about them - They're edible!
Yeah, I kid you not, you can eat the cupcake liners! They're made of rice, corn and potato, and taste almost like nothing (a friend said it tasted like communion bread). And you don't have to peel it off you can just bite straight through your cupcake now! How amazing is that!
If you're in Sweden, you can find more info about them here. I'm sure other countries in Europe also have these cupcake liners by Dr Oetker. Have any of my American readers ever seen these? Or something similar?
I was really very fascinated by them, and they are such a nice pale pink colour. The only difference in baking is that you have to increase the baking time a couple of minutes. And then you have an entirely edible cupcake - liner and all.
Vanilla CupcakeRecipe adapted from Manuela Kjeilen's baking show Baka med Manuela, episode 2
- 200 grams butter
- 325 grams sugar
- 4 eggs
- 400 grams flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 5 decilitre heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 175°C.
Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time.
Sift the flour and the baking powder in a bowl, and then add some of it to the egg mixture, alternating with the heavy cream. Begin and end with the flour. Add the vanilla.
Pour batter into cupcake liners placed in a cupcake tray.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes, a skewer inserted into the cupcake should come out clean.
Let cool completely before piping on the frosting and adding sprinkles.
For my favourite chocolate frosting, click here.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend!