#14: Yogurt Cupcakes

Last week, I wrote this post. As soon as I hit "Publish," I knew I would need to get crackin' if I hoped to bake all 113 recipes in the book. Join me as I describe my experience with #14: Yogurt Cupcakes. The #1 thing I found most fascinating about this recipe is that it didn't require the use of a measuring cup! Instead, it used the yogurt container to measure all the dry ingredients. No dishes to wash! (YAY!) For my first attempt at this recipe, I chose an ordinary vanilla yogurt:

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After measuring out the flour, sugar, oil using the yogurt container, the batter looked like your typical cake batter (and smelled delicious!)

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The cupcakes turned out fairly uniform and were heavy/dense...kind of like a pound cake.

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Yummy, look at that crown!! Mmmmm! So moist and fluffy-looking!

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The recipe didn't offer a frosting recipe (these cupcakes are actually quite good as-is), but I wanted to give them a little pizazz, so I dusted them with powdered sugar. The delicate sweetness was just enough to balance the dense cake.

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Once I get through the other 112 recipes, I hope to come back to this one and do some experimenting with fruit-flavored yogurts. I read that you can also add fresh or frozen fruit or nuts. Lots of room to play with this recipe!