So this is the basic recipe that i've been making all of the other cupcakes from. Including the german chocolate ones below. That recipe called for a half batch of this batter and then you add some homemade chocolate sauce into the batter. Yummy!!
I will post some of the different variations (sticky pecan, pineapple upside down etc.) but you need this basic recipe for most of the ones I have been making.
Easy-Mix Yellow Cupcake Batter
Batter for 24 regular cupcakes or 12 extra large cupcakes.
2 ½ cups white flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
3 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl (or your KitchenAid) using a mixer on medium speed, beat the eggs and sugar until thickened and lightened to a cream color, about 2 minutes. Stop the mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed during mixing. On low speed, mix in the oil and vanilla until blended. Mix in the sour cream until no white streaks remain. Mix in the flour mixture until it is incorporated and the better is smooth.
Also can I just say how much I love when you unfocus on lights....it makes this really pretty image seen below. Goal for Christmas pictures is to have a picture with E and I in the foreground and lights like this in the background.