I love cupcakes. Not my all-time-favorite dessert, but I think they are so cute and fun. And versatile!
I am taking a classic vanilla cupcake recipe and making two other cupcake recipes from it! It’s like three recipes in one, and you won’t believe how simple it is to make.
Classic vanilla cupcakes are just that, classic. They can be used for birthdays, anniversaries, showers, etc. You can add any kind of paper topper and it will look fabulous. But, I like to shake things up…
Adorable dotty sprinkles make this cake, don’t you think??
|Look at those beautiful vanilla beans!|
Now… Ready for some fun????
While your cupcakes bake, you need to make a lime syrup. Take 1 cup Simply Limeade and half cup of sugar. Bring to a boil in a small saucepan over medium high heat, and reduce by half.
Once the cakes are out the oven, immediately spoon some of the syrup over the cupcakes. I do this after they have been dumped on to the cooling rack, placed over a half sheet pan lined with foil.
To the Vanilla Bean Frosting, add a tablespoon of the syrup as well as lime zest. The syrup makes the icing a but runny. If that bothers you, add some more confectioners sugar, or cream cheese.
Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes
Mix chopped caramel popcorn into the Vanilla Icing, then top with extra popcorn. This would be perfect for movie night! It hints at the sweet and salty bit of the popcorn, but makes for very fun presentation.
What do you do with vanilla cupcakes?? Have any fun things you add??