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Day 274 – The Best Moist and Fluffy White Cupcakes

1 May

The Best Moist and Fluffy White Cupcakes (recipe below from The Alchemist).  I mean.  That’s quite the claim.  But, as we all know.  There’s only one way to find out if it’s true.  Let’s try ’em!

Moist-White-Cupcake     Mini Moist-White-Cupcake

The cupcakes are relatively dense, chewy and a little oily, but not greasy. They have a sweet almond flavor, similar to angel food cake.


The frosting is thick and creamy. It’s got an almost gelatin-like quality because of the way it’s made. It gives it a very unique texture cause the sugar is so evenly mixed in. It has a sweet vanilla flavor. Very simple.

Moist-and-Fluffy-White-cake     Mini-Moist-and-Fluffy-White

Together the almond flavor is the star. It has a sweet, creamy, smooth almond taste. The frosting and the cupcake meld so smoothly into one another, in texture and in flavor.


Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19.5

Mini Moist-and-Fluffy-White-top


The Best Moist and Fluffy White Cupcakes (recipe from The Alchemist)


  • 1 1/4 cups (296 ml.) vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 cups (373 g.) white granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pure almond extract
  • 2 1/4 cups (340 g.) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (68 g.) cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (366 g.) full fat sour cream OR full fat yogurt or full fat Greek yogurt


  • 1 1/2 cups (322 g.) white granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups (113 g.) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/4 cups (532 ml.) whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) (339 g.) unsalted butter at room temperature

For directions visit The Alchemist.

*Tomorrow: Sinfully Sweet Chocolate Cupcakes*

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