Classic Yellow Cupcakes

Sometimes you just have to get back to the basics, ya know?  I spend so much time trying to see how many things I can squeeze bacon into, but you don’t realistically put bacon in every single thing you make.  I need to remember if there isn’t bacon in a recipe, you might still like it. I know, this is really just an excuse for me to do something different.

You and I both know you want more bacon. But truthfully, sometimes you just have to strip all the creative ideas down and go back to the beginning.  Sometimes, the simplest things are the very best things.


Let’s talk cupcakes.  Let’s get right back to the original cupcake.  Alright technically I don’t know if this is the first cupcake ever made but it is the best, we can just get that straight right now.

I want to give you the tools to get it right from the very beginning, and that is why I am telling you my yellow cupcake secret.


It’s crisco.

I know.  I know you wish it was butter but it’s crisco. It makes the cake light and fluffy and honestly what more could you want from a cake?


Classic Yellow Cupcakes

By Whitney, May 20, 2013

Classic Yellow Cupcakes

I used my italian buttercream for these cupcakes.



Preheat the oven to 350. Place cupcake liners in standard cupcake tins. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the crisco until fluffy.  Add the sugar and beat for 204 minutes, until well incorporated and light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, and the vanilla. Lower the speed on your mixer and add the flour and buttermilk in three additions, starting and ending with the flour.  Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool and use italian meringue buttercream to top.  Recipe linked above.



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Whitney is the Founder of Whit's Amuse Bouche, a nationally recognized food and humor blog. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find her with a glass of california cabernet in one hand and a hot glue gun in the other. She prefers sweat pants to real ones. View all posts by Whitney →

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