I love parties, especially birthday parties, and I love celebrating when I have a book birthday. This fun recipe is one I came up with in honor of A LITTLE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT, my 2021 Christmas book. Whatever your celebration, this might do the trick for you! I've paired a light chocolate cake with caramel frosting and it's been a hit! So, here you go.
Ingredients for cake:
2 1/4 cup cake flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp cocoa powder (You can add more or less, depending on how chocolatey you want your cake.)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temp (don't use that icky unsalted stuff!)
2 whole eggs
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
Directions: Sift dry ingredients into a mixing bowl, then add egg, milk, and vanilla and beat until mixed. Pour into muffin tins lined with paper cupcake holders.
Theoretically, this should make two dozen cupcakes, but I always end up overfilling
so I usually wind up with less.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the old toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a rack. When cool, frost with a caramel frosting.
I don't want to take credit for something I didn't create myself. I got the recipe for the caramel buttercream frosting I used on my cupcakes from this site, where they have lots of yummy recipes. If you hop on over there you will get detailed instructions on how to make a fabulous caramel frosting