This little cupcake maker is so sweet. Granted it’s a bit of a gimmick but it’s a fun, cute little baby kitchen gizmo and brings a smile to my face when I use it. How can it not...just look at it – sitting there all pink and baby-ish.
The recipe booklet that’s included is really pretty good (which was surprising). I made the vanilla cupcakes and they were delish. So much so that this will be my “go to” vanilla cupcake recipe when I make cupcakes that are all grown up as well.
Makes 16 baby cupcakes
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
¼ sour cream (only Daisy in this kitchen)
3 egg whites
1/3 cup whole milk
3 teaspoons vanilla
Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl, set aside. Add vanilla to milk, set aside.
Beat butter and sugar together using a hand mixer until light and creamy. Beat in sour cream. Add egg whites and beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Scrape down the bowl occasionally using a rubber spatula. Add half the flour and beat on low speed until incorporated. Add milk and beat until incorporated. Beat in the remaining flour on low speed until batter is smooth.
Line the cupcake maker with mini cupcake papers. Fill each cup with 1 tablespoon of batter (do not overfill – it creates a mess!).
Bake in babycake cupcake maker until a tester inserted comes out clean, approximately 5-6 minutes. Cool completely and frost (or not) with your favorite frosting.