Recipe: Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
This evening I overheard some ladies on the train talking about all the March birthday parties they need to attend for friends and friends' kids (apparently something very suspicious is happening in the month of June!).
I wish I'd been able to pass on this adorable recipe for Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes, from kids' craft treasure trove Kiboomu ... but train etiquette is so tricky. Instead, I bestow it upon you, our loyal Crafty Crafters.
For her cake, Martha uses an ingredient long-beloved of American bakers, especially those in Southern states - buttermilk. Its sourness increases the likelihood of an extra-fluffy batter, as the acidity in buttermilk helps turns leavening agents like baking soda and baking powder up to 11. And as an added bonus, buttermilk's tang provides a divine counter-note to the rich sweetness of chocolate.
Got a lot of birthdays to attend this month? What will you be bringing? Everyone loves a recipe...c'mon, share your favorites in our comments section!
[Image of buttermilk via Gourmet Sleuth]