I thought, for the longest time, that I wasn’t a cupcake person. Maybe it was because of the hype. Cupcakes were THE big thing a couple of years ago. They were all over TV, in every store, in every variety. I tried so many of them… and I was consistently disappointed.
The frosting was too sweet. The cake was too dry. I’d eat a perfect bite only the swallow and realize there was no more frosting to create another forkful. I am a dessert person, through and through, but cupcakes never did it.
And then my sister shared her secret. She told me the proper way to eat a cupcake. Stick with me here, for those of you who haven’t heard this trick. For those of you that have, perhaps you understand my excitement. Here’s the rundown:
Step 1) take out cupcake
Step 2) cut the bottom half of cake off cupcake
Step 3) place the top half of your cupcake on top of the frosting
Voila! You are done. Now you will have the proper ratio of frosting to cake and your cupcake experience will be exponentially improved. In light of this monumental discovery, I thought I would share a classic recipe: your basic vanilla cupcake.