You would never know that I was on vacation this week. I didn’t have to go to class, but I was so ridiculously busy, that today was the first time I have had a moment to breath since my break began.
If I tell you that it was not my intention to bake this morning when I woke up, just know that its a lie.
Subconsciously, I’ve been dreaming of baking a perfect yellow cake since I read the recipe on Eat, Live, Run last week.
It reminded me of that wonderful Duncan Hines cake you would eat when you were a kid, but way better. And the frosting I decided to make was decadent and delicious. Everything a yellow cupcake with chocolate frosting should be, it reminded me of my childhood.
For the yellow cake, I used this recipe from Eat, Live, Run. It was amazing, and I made 12 cupcakes out of it. I filled each cupcake liner halfway and baked them for only 20 minutes instead of 25 minutes and they came out perfectly.
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
½ cup of softened butter
2 ⅔ cup of confectioner’s sugar
⅓ cup of milk
1 ½ tsp. of vanilla
½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
Cream the butter.
Mix confectioner’s sugar and cocoa powder together in a separate bowl. Alternately add the confectioner’s sugar mixture and milk to the butter until completely mixed. Add in the vanilla and beat the mixture on high speed for 2 to 3 minutes. Scrape down the bowl and beat at medium speed for another 2 to 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Put in piping bag and decorate cupcakes as desired.
What is your favorite childhood dessert?