Cupcakes are a fad these days with the popularity of such novelty cooking shows as DC Cupcakes and Cupcake Wars. There is something about these sweet treats that make them more appealing than the usual slice of cake. The fancy swirled icing and the cute decorations make each cupcake even more enticing. Restaurants and shops that specialize in these sweet treats have mushroomed in various malls and commercial establishments, but nothing can be sweeter than cupcakes made from your home oven at home.
There’s really nothing to it once you get the basic cupcake recipe down pat. There are a lot of recipes that you can find on the internet – or, you can flip through the pages of your grandmother’s trusty cookbook for some time-tested recipes. What would make your cupcakes interesting is your creativity not only in decorating them but also in experimenting with different flavors and variants. If you suddenly find yourself with more bananas that your family can eat before it gets soft and overripe, you can try making a chocolate banana cupcake. Whip up an equally sinful icing with Nutella, confectioner’s sugar, butter, milk, and cocoa.
The basic cupcake recipe calls for ingredients that are easy to find: flour, sugar, eggs, milk, baking powder, salt, oil or butter, and cocoa or any other flavoring. What makes your homemade cupcakes more special is a special ingredient. Several cups of this ingredient and several teaspoons of that ingredient mixed with unlimited measures of love will give you the best cupcakes ever!