Birthday Cupcakes Take 2

by HEAB on October 31, 2011

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On Friday night, we had our friends Mark and Erin over for our favorite dinner party meal as of late…

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This salad with goat cheese, candied walnuts, and apples, Butterfied Burgers, and goat cheese potato salad with fresh chives. Dessert was the Ultimate Vanilla Cupcake

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We’re holding off on giving Summer whole eggs and wheat, and so taking Sarena’s advice, I subbed 1/2 all purpose gluten free baking flour and 1/2 brown rice flour + 1/2 tsp xanthan gum for the cake flour, and for the eggs, I used 2 TBSP flax seed gelled in 6 TBSP warm water.

The frosting was vanilla bean buttercream, and I loved how you could see the vanilla bean specks…

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The verdict from our cupcake taste testers?

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Really good but a little floury tastying. CD and I liked them, but thought they were too sweet, especially the frosting.

Stay tuned for Round 3…we have a winner!