I love how diverse the baking experience can be. And while I'm often drawn towards lunatic baking challenges (I made a three-tiered wedding cake for my babe’s first birthday party…), sometimes nothing beats a spectacular, quick recipe.
Last year I came across just such a recipe for cupcakes. From the famous Magnolia’s in NYC, these cupcakes are a breeze to make and have served as impressive centerpieces at baby showers and birthday parties. The moist cake is coupled with rich, decadent icing that renders these treats far from ordinary. This recipe is simple enough to make for a fun baking project with kids; or it’s even possible to measure and mix while toting a curious toddler on your hip.