These French vanilla cupcakes are full of deep vanilla flavor. They are delicious on their own but make a great base for your own tweaks and changes.
We were going to a potluck at church and supposed to bring food. I don’t know why this always stresses me out but it does. I mean, what food? What will everyone want? What will work? What if I make something and it turns out disgusting?
It was especially difficult Saturday because I worked until 3 and then still had no idea what I was making. Time frame? We were leaving the house at 5. Uh oh. Ya know what? Food Network to the rescue. After numerous viewings of Cupcake Wars I realized that I could easily put together 24 cupcakes in 2 hours.
If I hurried.
These French Vanilla cupcakes are moist and very, very vanilla. Not boring, kiss-your-sister vanilla but seductive, exotic, fabulous vanilla. Deep, velvety, luscious vanilla.
I used Rose Chocolate Swiss Buttercream on half and Lavender Key Lime Swiss Buttercream on the other half. You can use any frosting you like but I am really hooked on Swiss Buttercream. It is very rich, not too sweet, and totally amazing flavor-wise. Try it at least once.
If these are still not what you are looking for you’re sure to find one on my 50 Best Cupcakes on the Internet post.
French Vanilla Cupcake Recipe
image: marye audet
These cupcakes are an intense vanilla and that means that you are only going to get the most intense flavor by using really good vanilla… It does make a difference. I use this vanilla and I just love it. Click on the image for more details.