Hummingbird Bakery Vanilla Cupcakes – A Guest Post for Shabs

When I saw Shabs mail, asking me whether I could do a guest post for her, I didnt have to think twice to say yes. The only problem I had was time constraint, but we were able to sort it out. So here, I'm doing a guest post for one of my  favorite food blogger and also a blogger who I consider as my good friend. Though I've been blogging for almost 6 years now, I dont have a big circle of blogging friends. My PR (public relations) skill bears the grunt for this! Even otherwise as a person, I'm not the kind who has a big group of friends. I always have a small group, may be because I'm a strong believer in quality and not quantity. Ok, let me clarify something (for my own benefit, just to avoid the questioning look on my hubby's face) there are some cases in which I believe in quantity like dress, bags, shoes, baking pans, kitchen accessories…. you got the picture right ;)? Wait a minute… Did I just portray myself as a hypocrite??? Ok, I need to distract you from thinking further… Enough about me.

Well, as a person I'd describe Shabs as a warm, genuine and humble person. You can feel it the minute you start talking to her. That reminds me… I've never talked to her in person, but in today's world messaging/mailing is as good as talking to a person, right? Well, as a blogger, apart from loving the gorgeous food pictures that she posts, I also like her way of writing the recipe. She writes recipes in such detail, that there is no room for doubt for a reader. Her recipes are crisp and clear!

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Thank you my dear, for giving me an opportunity to post on your lovely blog! I'd like to share the recipe of one of my favorite and comfort food of all time, plain vanilla cupcake. I consider it as a comfort food because after having a piece of plain cake everything appears to be like ” a piece of cake”!  I love plain cakes in any form, be it cake, cupcake, muffin… I've seen many bloggers writing about the Hummingbird Bakery's baking book. So I got one for myself recently and this is the first recipe, I tried from the book. I'm pretty happy with the outcome, because this is how I want my Vanilla Cupcake to taste and feel.

Hop over to Shab's place to see the step by step pics n recipe. Also, dont forget to check out her wonderful recipes.

PS: The background of the first pic is taken from the Hummingbird Baking Book.

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11 thoughts on “Hummingbird Bakery Vanilla Cupcakes – A Guest Post for Shabs”

  1. Hi Maria,

    I baked these yesterday for my colleagues. They all loved it…., it was very tastyyyy…..Thanks to you dear.
    Also I filled the cupcakes with Raspberry jam and frosted them with White chocolate cream cheese frosting. Next on my list is your Ultra moist chocolate cake.

    • Hi Renuka,

      Thank you very much :) Really happy to know that your colleagues loved this cupcake. After reading about your cupcake, filled with jam and topped with white choc cream cheese, I’m craving this soooo much…

      Hope you will like the ultra moist choc cake too.. happy baking!


  2. Hi Maria
    I tried out this cake today and it came out awesome. I really dont bake much, so need your advice on alteringg this reciepe. I want a really white cake and my first impulse is to remove egg yolk. can i do so without spoiling the recipe altogether. Is there any other alternatives.
    Thank a lot….keep up the great work.

    • Hi Nanditha,

      Thank you :) If you want a really white cake, you can make an angel cake.

      I havent tried this recipe with just egg whites, so I’m not sure how it will turn out. Also, you can use white butter if you want a white cake.

      Hope it works for you :)


  3. Hi Maria,

    Is it possible to post this recipe here? I dont have access to the site mentioned by you.
    The cake picture looks so good, and i really want to try that out.



  4. I was searching for cupcake recipe recently, but couldn’t find the way my mum used to make and also couldn’t trouble her as she is sick. But finally, i got it! Thanks to you Maria!  


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