By bernrome on August 09, 2006
Photo by SoWhipped
Photo by SoWhipped
"Amy Sedaris, so I hear, sells her cupcakes in New York City bakeries. I found this recipe for Amy's cupcakes on the web, but I don't remember where. This was my first time making cupcakes from scratch and I have to say, I was quite proud of the results. I gave them away to friends and family, and everyone loved them. March 2, 2011 Hi, guys! It was several years ago that I found and posted this recipe. Since then, Amy Sedaris has published a cookbook which contains her recipe for vanilla cupcakes. It's not the same as this one. :( Like I said before, I don't remember where I found this recipe, but I remember that the person who posted it was very certain about it being Amy Sedaris's recipe."
Serving Size: 1 (1777 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Excellent vanilla cupcake. I do add 1 extra tsp of vanilla and half a cup of greek yogurt with honey. They stay moist for days. My husband, who only liked chocolate cupcakes up until now, loves these and says that I do not need to make chocolate anymore."
"YUM! This was exactly what I was looking for - a super good, straightforward vanilla cupcake! WIth a perfect texture! I think this would also be so good using almond extract - next time!! Thanks for sharing! **I also want to add that these dried out pretty quickly, so be sure to frost as soon as they're cool."
"Great flavor, but the cupcakes weren't as fluffy as I would've liked. Next time I think I will separate the eggs and beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, and then fold the egg whites into the batter to make fluffier cupcakes."
"This is the first time my children have eaten not only the frosted top, but the entire cupcake! That's the highest possible praise a cupcake can receive. The adults in the house weren't disappointed either. Thank you for posting."
"These were perfect! good basic cupcake recipe. Will do again and hightly recommend.
Made these for a baby shower and the Grandmother to be asked me if I used cake mix, it's funny because I thought they tasted like a box mix too!"
"I would have done 3stars but my husband liked them more than me. I feel they are too dense not light and fluffy, they are like a hockey puck. My husband liked that about them he said they were kind of like a meal. I did add an extra 1tsp of vanilla and I used sour cream for part of the milk, I think I did 1/2 cup milk and 1cup sour cream that I just folded in. The kids of course still liked them."
"Just made these for my son's birthday party and they were a huge hit! They were all gone in a matter of minutes. I followed another reviewer's suggestion of adding Greek yogurt and extra vanilla - they didn't rise as much as some cupcakes and I think that was due to the yogurt, but they were so moist and delicious that it didn't matter. Thank you for the great recipe!"
"Excellent cupcake! (I didn't make the icing) Usually I am not a big fan of vanilla cupcakes because they taste dry - not this one. I highly recommend these!"
"I am doing cupcakes for my son's bday party so I wanted to try different recipes before the big day. Thank Goodness I tried this one first. I loved them and so did my family. I don't need to try any others. Thanks for the excellent recipe."
"I can't understand why some people loved these cupcakes. They were so dense and tasteless I had to throw the batch away. I was hoping for a light and fluffy vanilla cake, instead I got a hockey puck with no flavor."
"I also went with the greek yogurt suggestion but otherwise followed the cupcake (not the frosting) recipe exactly. They were the best! Thanks for sharing!"
"Phenomenal. How often do you actually want to eat the cake without the frosting? With this recipe, you will. Double the vanilla - it's worth it."
"This recipe looked and tasted delicious. One thing I would recommend is using imperial butter or blue bonnet butter because it is softer and easier to work with. Use the unsalted butter when making frosting because it holds it together nicely."
"My daughter made these cup cakes and they were outstanding, some of the best I have ever tasted! She opted to make a different icing, so I can't comment on icing, but for sure we will be making the cup cakes again."
"Made these last Easter and forgot to review. These are excellent! Don't change a thing. Thanks"
"It requires only one bowl! Soft, great density.... Love it!"
"These were very tasty! I made these cupcakes for my daughters first birthday. I followed the recipe exactly. The cake was more dense than box mixes and had had a hint of sugar cookie in the flavor. Ideally I'd like to find a homemade vanilla recipe that is a little lighter in texture but the flavor of this recipe is great!!"
"I followed this recipe exactly and they did not turn out well at all. The cupcakes puffed up so high and then deflated. The texture wasn't even normal cupcake texture. I wouldn't use this recipe again."
"Great recipe! I made them today and they turned out delicious. I did add 1/2 cup of greek yogurt (vanilla-honey flavored). I did the yogurt based off of another review and they turned out fantastic!!!"