I made a batch of vanilla cupcakes with my tried and tested go-to recipe for cakes last week and it turned out to be so moist and since the toddler (who has been a tad too picky these last few weeks) made sure he told me at least a hundad (hundred) times that it was nummy (yummy), I thought I’ll go ahead and share the recipe.
The version I made is vegan since I had to use up some almond milk, but you for can easily sub it for regular dairy milk. This works really well as a basic (vegan) cake recipe.
Here’s what you need:
Makes 12 cupcakes or one 8-9 inch cake
- 1 and 3/4 cup atta or maids
- 1 cup sugar (powdered jaggery works too. Feel free to use coconut sugar, brown sugar etc.)
- 1 tsp each of baking powder and baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup oil (you can use sunflower/olive oil or coconut oil too)
- 1 cup unsweetened soy milk (any other non-dairy would do too or use regular dairy milk if you aren’t vegan)
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 2 tbsp vanilla essence (sub with any other flavor of choice)
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line the cupcake/muffin tray and set aside.
- In a large bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients.
- In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.
- Gradually pour the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix everything well until properly incorporated (if you are lazy like me, just make a few wells in the bowl with the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients and mix well)
- Pour batter into cupcake liners in the tray until 3/4ths full and bake in the preheated oven for 12-18 minutes (30-40mins for cake) or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Please note that oven times may vary.
I actually threw in a handful of powdered nuts that I had in hand too and it gave a lovely nutty twist to the otherwise plain cupcakes.
For a different variation, you can let these cool completely, core them carefully and then fill them with a fruit compote, ganache or lemon curd maybe or just frost them. I prefer plain ones because they are easier to pack for snacks and also because I am lazy (you should know this by now).
As always, try and tell me how you like it.