Bloody Hell, It’s About Damn Time!

31 01 2009
That goddamn duck is trying to eat my football cupcake!

That goddamn duck is trying to eat my football cupcake!

‘Memba how I said a post or two ago how I couldn’t find a goddamn decent yellow cupcake recipe? If you don’t, WHY NOT? YOU LISTEN WHEN I TALK! But if SO, then OMG, let me give you this friggin’ recipe. My good friend The Crazy Greek gave me a birthin’ day present on Big Easy’s second birthday, ’cause she’s rad like that. The present was first and foremost a one hour massage gift certificate (fuck yeah!) and second (and hindmost? No, that doesn’t work.) was the totally rad baking book Cupcakes! by Elinor Klivans. She has approximately one metric butt-ton of new cupcake recipes I want to try. BUT, most importantly, the first friggin’ recipe in the book is for Easy Mix Yellow Cupcakes. I rolled my eyes and said, “Pshaw” because I’d been done wrong by so many others in the past. Then I took a closer look at the recipe – it has no butter. “Say WHA?!? She crazy!” is what you must be thinking right now. But I assure you, I am not, sirs and madames. This shit is THE BOMB (are the kids still saying that nowadays?). They are perfectly textured and perfectly flavored (like Duncan Hines, but bettah) and are a perfect accompaniment to pretty much any type of topping. I went with my tried and true cream cheese frosting. On a whim, I thought I’d try Ms. Klivans’ recipe. SCORE. It was gooood. And made enough to frost the dozen with mah fancy frostin’ machine! Note I frosted them in yellow. This is because I’m having people over to watch the Superbowl and one of them (er, one of my guests AND one of the teams playing!) is from Pittsburgh. Full disclosure: I hate football and could lead a happy life if it never entered my consciousness again. But, I really like my buddy and thought I would humor her. However, were it the Stanley Cup finals (you know, the tournament in which an actual sport is played wherein there isn’t stopping and starting every 1.4 seconds?), never in my house is allowed the dreaded yellow and black for the Penguins. I hate that team. But tomorrow is an excuse to watch stupid commercials, eat dip, and enjoy the Motherfucking Boss! So…go Superbowl!

Easy-Mix Yellow Cupcakes

  • 1 1/4 cups AP flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 lg. egg
  • 1 lg. egg yolk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola or corn oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a cupcake pan with 12 liners.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the egg & yolk and sugar together on medium speed until thickened and lightened to a cream color, about 2 minutes.
  4. On low speed, mix in the oil and vanilla til well-blended. Mix in sour cream til no white streaks remain.
  5. Mix in flour mixture until incorporated and batter is smooth.
  6. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into each of the liners and bake for about 23 minutes.
  7. Remove immediately from pan on to a cooling rack.
  8. Slap some frosting on there and shove into gaping maw.

Cream Cheese Frosting (makes 3 cups, enough for 12 cupcakes)

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter at room temp.
  • 6 oz cream cheese at room temp.
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  1. In a large bow, beat butter, cream cheese, and vanilla until smooth and thoroughly blended, about 1 minute.
  2. Add powdered sugar slooooooowly, mixing until smooth.
  3. Mix for an additional minute or two longer to make it even more awesome.
  4. Add in food coloring or whatevs, slap it on som cupcakes, and shove into your GAPING MAW ALREADY.
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3 responses

4 02 2009
The Crazy Greek

Oh goodness! Yella cupcakes are so yummy. Especially when Lo makes them. Now if we could just figure out the best way to eat cupcakes while getting la massage! That would be something. Haha.

24 04 2009
Red Velvet and Rock of Love Reunion Rabid Raccoons Rigatoni. SHUT UP. I LIKE ALLITERATION. « Baking, Books, Booze

[…] So, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m baking 15 dozen cupcakes for a friend’s wedding coming up in June because I am an idiot. We’re working out the details, but so far I know she wants one of the three sets of cupcakes to be Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting. Lucky for her, this is one of my favorite things EVER. My PMS craving could not be quelled last night because it would have taken too long to make Red Velvet Cheesecake, which led to my genius idea of making these little gems under the guise of  “experimenting” with “different” frosting “techniques.” Ahem. It worked out well, I baked during My Name is Earl and Parks and Recreation, they cooled during the Office and 30 Rock. And then I realized the RoLB reunion was on, so I brought the bowl of frosting and my fancy Wilton icing-dealie in the living room for a silicone and tequila extravaganza. Anyway, I got this recipe from Natalie at Bake & Destroy (check out her rad new site – it’s niiiiiice), and she got it from Paula Deen. I DID have to upgrade the amount of cocoa – one teaspoon was not enough! But these are delicious, and they’re easy. So get to bakin’, you dummies! (Find my cream cheese frosting recipe here.) […]

24 01 2010
Lo’s Epic Fail and Win Weekend « Baking, Books, Booze

[…] the weekend wasn’t a total fail! Remember a long, long time ago when I was complaining about not having a good yellow cake recipe because Billy’s Vanilla […]

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