I made cupcakes last night. I used a basic yellow cake recipe from Cook’s Illustrated and added some orange extract. I had all this leftover chocolate icing from my cake, you see. I figured cupcakes are easy, good for D&D, and will use up the leftovers. Only sort of worked, as I still have icing left. Also, I was lazy and didn’t want to sift my cake flour, so I just used AP. They could be a little on the tough side. I hope not.

Why didn’t I make the yellow cupcakes from last year? Well, it was gross out and I didn’t feel like going to the store to buy sour cream.

Today’s food section in the San Francisco Chronicle has an article about cupcakes.

Cupcakes always make me think of this Strong Bad email.

Recipes for the cake and frosting I made (but not the cupcakes, since I haven’t tried one yet) are below.

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