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Source: Everyday Food, September 2006
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  • elisecgibbons
    21 JAN, 2018
    I don't leave negative reviews lightly, but would definitely not make these again. I agree with lots of other people who say this is more like a muffin than a cupcake recipe. They were not at all fluffy- very dense and not very cake like. I suspected they would turn out that way by the looks of the very thick batter. A cupcake batter should be more wet.
  • kl70395gmailc
    10 JUN, 2016
    They're the worst cupcakes I've ever had. They tasted like cornbread and were way too sweet. Never making these again and strongly advise anyone else not to make them.
  • juanapalazzic
    6 JAN, 2016
    Question: pastry sleeve can be used with THIS frosting? Or is it too creamy?
  • sumeyye010101h
    24 NOV, 2015
    I should have cake sale at school, thought to make cupcakesene at home and bring the frosting to school and frost it there . and wondered if something happens to frost if it is in a bag or bowl for a few hours
  • jwatk256
    25 MAR, 2015
    Just made these for the second time. Great recipe. Icing is perfect. I separated the icing into 3 bowls and added a little food coloring to each. Delicious!
  • allisonjhartings
    1 FEB, 2015
    Cake had a cornbread taste and texture to it. I'm so disappointed in the cake batter of this recipe. I bake all of the time, this was by far the worst yellow cake recipe I've tried. It's more of a muffin/corn bread texture with no flavor. So disappointing. Icing is great, I've used something similar before. It does melt upon application so be ready.
  • Nicoleleslie
    19 APR, 2014
    The recipe was good, but add a teaspoon of vanilla pudding to make the cake more moist.
  • kate452
    17 APR, 2014
    I was very upset with how these cupcakes turned out. They werent sweet at all. reminded me of the texture of cornbread. great if you want a muffin. terrible if you wanted to make a cupcake.
  • Reema Shahana
    27 FEB, 2014
    I made it, cup cake was good but the icing wasn't...
  • Ldlamb
    20 SEP, 2013
    So disappointing!!!! Do not use this recipe, I agree with every bad comment on here.

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