I made a batch of simple yellow cupcakes to celebrate the season. These cakes would be great with any kind of frosting or decoration on top. For example, here’s an idea to try for next year! Ha! They are a good base cupcake, and then you can get creative from there. 🙂 I used a super cute cupcake kit from Meri Meri. I love their products. 🙂 They dress up any ordinary cupcakes and make them ready for a special occasion!
I started with Martha Stewart’s recipe for yellow cupcakes. I replaced the all-purpose flour with whole-wheat pastry flour. I added a little bit more milk (skim rather than whole) since whole-wheat flour can require more liquid for a moist cake. I also replaced all of the butter with light olive oil.
Based on a recipe from Martha Stewart
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup light olive oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons skim milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 350 F.
Line a standard-sized muffin tin with 12 baking liners.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a large bowl, whisk together the oil and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, and whisk until well incorporated. Add half of the dry ingredients, and whisk until combined. Then add the milk and vanilla, and whisk until combined. Finally, add the remaining dry ingredients, and whisk until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
Divide the batter evenly in the prepared muffin tin.