Gluten free review: Vanilla cupcakes w/ vanilla bean frosting from Crave gluten free cookbook
Originally posted on the gluten free chef:
As much as I like to try new things: I must admit that when it comes to my food I am a creature of habit. This holds especially true now that I deal with a number of food intolerances and even more so when it comes to my desserts. I have never been much of a cake person but when I do have a Craving simple, classic, and delicious work best. I developed Awesome gluten and dairy free Carrot Cake and Chocolate Cake recipes and a White Cake was on my ever expanding list of classic cakes to “glutenfreeify”(yes, I made up a word). So, it comes as no surprise that when it came time to select a recipe to bake and shoot after reading and reviewing Cameo Edward’s Gluten Free cookbook her Vanilla Cake was my first choice.
I vacillated between making it as a layer cake or cupcakes, adding flavor to the frosting, filling, one layer or two layers. I have literally been going back and forth in my mind for the last 3 weeks (can you tell I am an obsessed foodie) all the way up until last night. After much deliberation, I stuck to my “creature of habit” instinct and opted to bake Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting. I told you classic and simple. Since this was my first dessert from her book and I know I was reviewing the results, I didn’t want any competing flavors or bells and whistles to take away from the simplicity of the cake.