These were weird. I followed the recipe exactly. They had a very cornbread like texture. And to my surprise, even a bit of a cornbread taste! ....like a vanilla cornbread. They still tasted alright, just strange. If someone gave me one, I would probably eat it. However, I do not intend to make them again.
I made this recipe yesterday and they were so horrible I threw them away. They were hollow, greasy, looked like bad yorkshire pudding. Made them again today because DH said I had to have done something wrong. Same results. I was sure it wasn't me because I am a mis en place kinda cook. I thought since it was Kitten they would be perfect. Save yourself the grief and try a different cupcake. DH is trying to take a photo so you can see todays disaster. I am so sorry. We were trying recipes for a wedding shower for 125 people and thank goodness I didn't give the recipe to the helpers. Sorry Kittencal.
Like the past two responders, my cupcakes too turned out strange. I followed everything to the tee, but my cupcakes tasted like cornbread too! =( oh well..On to look for a new vanilla cupcake recipe
Before making this recipe, I sorted the reviews by rating and read and best and worst three pages. I figured the good reviews outweighed the bad and decided to try them anyway, and I'm sorry I did. As another reviewer said, these manage to be dry and oily all at once. The cake isn't fluffy but more mealy. I used extra vanilla and even scraped a vanilla bean into the batter based on some reviews saying these were bland, and although that helped a bit, these still didn't have much flavor. The only good thing about them is that they're an excuse to eat frosting.
I was really disappointed by these, especially since they are the top-rated cupcake recipe. The taste was just ok, the etxture was weird. They didn't taste like cornbread to me, but the texture was similar. Also mine didn't really rise. I didn't have a mixer so I just mixed by hand, I wonder if that's why they didn't rise? Anyway, I won't be making these again.
I was laughing at a review that said these tasted like cornbread and decided to make them anyway because they got an overall 4 star rating. I'm not laughing anymore. These do taste like cornbread! Why is everyone giving them more than one star! I didn't want to sign up to make vanilla cornbread muffins for desert :(
i made these and they taste a lot more like cornbread muffins instead of a vanilla cupcake. i wouldn't recommend this to anyone who wanted a cupcake. i would however definitely suggest this to someone who has a disorder where they can't eat nuts, seeds, or coarse grains, like cornmeal, as a substitute for cornbread. it tastes almost identical.
Giving 2 stars since the cake part was SO bland. I followed the recipe to a tee and still bland. It tastes ok with frosting on top but eating the bottom alone is just gross!
the taste was ok, but the texture was horrible. They came out extremly dry. Definetly will not make these again.
This was a decent vanilla cupcake with not much cleanup. I think it had more of a corn bread consistency then a cake (I don't know how else to describe it).