Not so long ago, cupcakes were everywhere. Overpriced cupcake bakeries cropped up on every corner, with twirls of colored frosting and rainbows of sprinkles beckoning from shop windows and enticing cupcake-crazed customers to queue up for their daily fix. We called the demise of this trend all the way back in 2008, and indeed, cupcakes have fallen out of the spotlight. They seem downright quaint now, compared to the Cronut fad.
So that's why I felt it was the right time to bring you my favorite vanilla cupcake recipe. Cupcakes have gone from being a fad back to where they belong, which is a downright homey and retro dessert, a sweet treat for birthday parties. This is the recipe I rely on when I want a deeply indulgent yet easy cupcake.