48 cupcakes is a lot.
But can you really have too many Chocolate Cupcakes with Nutella Cloud Frosting? Notsomuch – they were GONE by the end of the wedding shower. The chocolate part was good, but the frosting is what stole the show. And I have Sweetapolita to thanks. Click here for her phenomenal recipe.
The final dish I’ll share from the wedding shower catering experience wasn’t actually made for the shower. I did use that leftover icing though! Obvious that meant I needed more cupcakes…
I had found some vanilla beans in Mom’s pantry and she didn’t have to ask me twice to put them to use in an Easter dessert.
These Vanilla Bean Cupcakes were fantastically light. A perfect pairing for the rich Nutella Dream Icing.
My Easter cupcakes were slightly
more healthy less bad for you than the chocolate cupcakes, yet no less delicious.
Without butter, these were fluffy to the point that you barely realize you’ve eaten the whole thing before it’s gone. Sub in non-dairy milk and vinegar for the buttermilk and you’ve got a vegan cupcake (except the frosting – it’s full of butter).
Vegan or not – try these. You won’t regret it. In fact, you won’t even notice that you’ve just eaten 3 of them.
Vanilla Bean Cupcakes
- 1 1/4 C all-purpose flour
- 2 T cornstarch
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 C buttermilk
- 1/3 C canola oil
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1/4 C xylitol
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped
- Nutella Dream Icing
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare muffin tin with cupcake liners.
Sift the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl.
Beat together milk, oil, sugar, vanilla extract and vanilla bean in a large bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, stirring until just combined.
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 10-12 mins. Allow to cool completely before icing.
- Use a full 3/4 C sugar, or an alternate sugar substitute if you do not have xylitol
- Make it vegan by using non-dairy milk and 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar. Let stand 5-10 mins before using to allow milk to curdle
Makes 12 cupcakes.
Happy Friday the 13th! It’s my lucky day.
What’s your favorite cupcake flavor?
What are you most looking forward to this weekend?