It's never too late to celebrate.
Two weeks ago, this little blog of mine turned 3 years old.
When I started this blog, I had no idea what I was doing. I just wanted a place where I could share with my "real-life" friends some of the delicious food we eat here in Mexico. Never did I imagine that people from around the globe would read my recipes, nor did I imagine that I'd make so many friends who share my love of food and Mexico. And never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd still be at it 3 years later.
I can't think of a better way to celebrate than with cupcakes. Simple Vanilla Cupcakes that are so sweet and delicious.
And as a way to say thank you to all of you that visit this blog daily, my faithful readers and followers on Facebook and Twitter, I am hosting my very first giveaway. I will be giving away a copy of Joy the Baker's cookbook! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post about your favorite recipe here on La Cocina de Leslie. That's it!
Giveaway open to residents of the USA & Mexico.
Simple Vanilla Cupcakes
(recipe from Joy the Baker cookbook)
- 1-1/3 cups flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup cold milk
- Your Favorite Frosting
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 12-cup cupcake pan with paper or foil liners.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on high speed, until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating for about 1 minute after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract until well combined. With the electric mixer on low speed, add half of the flour mixture and continue to mix until well incorporated. Stir in the milk. Add the remaining flour mixture. Pour equal amounts of the batter into the cupcake liners. Bake at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Top with your favorite frosting. (I used store-bought!)
*This is NOT a sponsored post or giveaway. All expenses are coming out of Hubby's pocket.
*The winning comment generated by Random.org was #23: Judy. Thank you all so much for participating.