Happy National Vanilla Cupcake Day!
To celebrate National Vanilla Cupcake Day, share some cupcakes with your friends, co-workers and family! You can jazz up vanilla cupcakes with different frostings such as chocolate, mocha, raspberry or skip the frosting and top it off with ice cream!
Some fun facts about vanilla:
- vanilla is one of the most sought-after flavors in the world
- it’s considered to be one of the most expensive spices in the world, second only to saffron
- vanilla is the only fruit-bearing and edible orchid in the world
If you’re in the mood, try this easy recipe for made-from-scratch vanilla cupcakes.
CLASSIC VANILLA CUPCAKES
1/2 cup softened butter 3/4 to 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 2/3 cup cold milk
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Bake Time: 18-24 minutes.
Yield: 12 cupcakes.
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
In a separate bowl, stir together all dry ingredients. Add to butter mixture; stir in milk.
Recipe from: http://www.cooks.com/recipe/733v19s2/classic-vanilla-cupcakes.html
If you don’t want to bake, there are plenty of bakeries in Peoria that will be celebrating this National Holiday! Enjoy!
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