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Vanilla Cupcakes

Recipe photo courtesy of Jim Franco

For chocolate cupcakes, substitute 1/2 cup cocoa powder for 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2001



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  • rthdgd
    9 APR, 2018
    they were very rubbery and tasted like old muffins-do not recommend. maybe only 2 eggs
  • roseipie
    12 FEB, 2018
    Terrible, made these for valentines day and horrible horrible pucks they turned out to be.
  • ALR7981665DW
    3 NOV, 2017
    Worst cupcake recipe I've ever made. They were like hockey pucks. I made 2 batches to bring to work. I ended up throwing them out because I was embarrassed to bring them. I thought I would try it again. I did and they once again turned out like pucks. There isn't enough rising agents in the recipe. I would add 2 tsp of baking soda to this recipe so they rise. It was also far too dry. I said chip me off a piece of that batter....again to improve this recipe I would add a cup of sour cream, .5 cup of oil and a full cup-1.5 cups of buttermilk in stead of regular milk.
    • MS12235418
      31 DEC, 2017
      I thought it was the baking powder that allowed things to rise ? That's why biscuits have baking powder not soda. Is this wrong?
  • MS12235418
    31 DEC, 2017
    Crazy how one recipe can have so many different results! I believe in quality ingredients and making sure everything is room temperature. Also, creaming the butter and sugar together is very important, this process may take longer than expected, and your butter ( not margarine ) needs to be pretty soft. Make sure your eggs have sat out, cold eggs will not mix well with the butter. I did try this recipe with coconut oil ( equal amount ) and they turned out great. Mine did come out a bit dense, more like cake, but some people like them like that. I was hoping for a softer cupcake. Martha Stewart has great recipes though ! Keep baking everyone ! :-)
  • cjmcthered
    1 DEC, 2017
    you guys are [filtered] stupid. it was amazing
  • jasminhodgkin06
    13 AUG, 2017
  • haileygotto
    14 JUN, 2017
    These are possibly the worst cupcakes I've ever made. By following the recopie to a tee, they turned out entirely too eggy and absolutely unappealing. If you're going to make this, the recipe should be altered.
  • babette
    16 MAR, 2017
    Liked this recipe - I usually make this one
  • Suri Tamna
    18 AUG, 2015
    Awful, hockey-puck-like cupcakes. I suspect those who had success with this recipe were lucky. I made some adjustments and they went from hockey pucks to light, fluffy, and delicious, but one shouldn't have to experiment with a recipe on the Martha Stewart website -- it should just work. 0 stars, terrible waste of time and butter!
    • linnaeelmore
      22 DEC, 2016
      My baking pal advised that I fold the flower and milk in. Don't beat it. I loved the pound cake consistency, but wasn't expecting it. I read your review after my first time before I made it for work. My pal chimed in and the results were fluffier. I'm not sure why they wouldn't indicate this in the directions. Good luck.
  • klause999yahoo
    7 SEP, 2015
    I made this recipe and knew that 3 eggs would be too much, so I just used 2, and kept all the other amounts the same. They turned out great!

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