Cupcakes are really taking over. At least that what Groupon is telling me when today's coupon (for cupcakes!) sold out at 6:57am...
Now I present some not so special but delicious miniature cupcakes that were made for the birthday gathering of a friend who is equally cute and colorful! It was a hectic day for me and I hurried the batter together then let it sit for two hours in the fridge while I went off to work. Here are the ingredients (I mixed the dry, then added the wet):
1 1/2 C flour
1 C sugar
1 t baking soda
1/4-1/2 t salt
1 C water
1/3 C oil
1 T mild vinegar
1 T + 1/4 t vanilla
I used vanilla extract because I had a friend who is allergic to nuts. I bet that extra 1/4 t extract could be easily swapped with almond, rum, lavender, peppermint... anything that sounds nice!
My main squeeze, Bree, gave them a hint of red and baked them to perfection while I was away. According to her, she has no idea how how long each batch was in the oven but it was definitely preheated to 350 degrees. I might check them after 10 minutes and take them out when they are plump and firm, and when you stick a fork in and no batter sticks on the return.
Note: Big cupcakes would be fun too, but I only have a mini cupcake baking pan. Big ones might need to cook for a little longer.