I love to cook but I don't like to make the same thing over and over again. I would make a terrible restaurant chef - every meal would come out slightly different. Great restaurants serve meals that are fairly consistent - not really my strength.
I don't like to mass produce food and I really don't even like repeating recipes twice. I would rather put a new spin on an old recipe and make it into something new than to continue to make the same thing over and over again. You probably could have guessed that just by looking at the TWELVE HUNDRED recipes in my index!
Lucky for me - I'm not a restaurant chef. I have the perfect job that allows me to be creative and bake new recipes all the time. I love to come up with new flavors and ways to make old flavors - new again. My newest cupcake transforms a classic yellow cupcake into a tie die cupcake. The flavor is the same but the look is completely different. The kaleidoscope of colors makes this cupcake appeal to a whole other audience of cupcake eaters.
Tie Die Cupcakes
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups sugar
10 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 Tablespoons canola oil
6 egg yolks
3 egg whites
Fold egg whites into batter.
Divide batter between 6 different bowls.
Add color to each bowl and stir.
Spoon batter into cupcake liners, one color at a time.
Bake 24 minutes at 350. Cool on wire racks.
Frost with rainbow colored buttercream.
These cupcakes take a little more time than the standard vanilla cupcakes but they are so worth it - don't you think? And I should probably mention the abundance of dirty dishes that this recipe requires. 6 bowls, 6 knives, 6 spoons, 2 mixing bowls, rubber scrapers, etc. My suggestion - hire someone else to wash the dishes - trust me - it will be worth it.
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