Make your own chocolate chip cupcakes from scratch! Anyone can make these simple white cupcakes that are light and moist with bits of chocolate inside.
I know we’re in that summer season when no one likes to turn on their ovens, but I’ve got a new cupcake recipe for you. This recipe has been in the works for a few months now. I started it back in that terribly rainy, Ohio spring that we had. And, well, if you live in Ohio, you know as well as I do that the rainy weather hasn’t really left!
I can’t complain too much. We’ve had some beautiful, picture-perfect days that are just right for ice cream pie and no bake icebox pies. But when those dreary, rainy days come, you can bet I’ve got the oven going, testing recipes just for you!
This is yet another of our tries at homemade cupcakes. I fell in love with our white cream cupcakes this past winter because they don’t have oil or butter inside, but are fluffy and moist.
So what is special about these chocolate chip cupcakes? This recipe is more traditional, made with egg, milk, butter and oil for the ultimate in moistness. They’re made with cake flour, which I’ve found is so important when making cakes from scratch. Why use cake flour instead of all-purpose flour? Cake flour is finely milled and low in gluten. This creates a fine, light, soft crumb. The ideal cake texture.
You’ll want to make sure the butter, egg and milk are at room temperature when you mix together the batter. This ensures that the batter will be smooth. If you add cold ingredients, the butter could harden and look lumpy or curdled. Room temperature ingredients take a little bit of planning ahead. Or if you’re like me and are terrible at planning ahead, you can soften the butter in the microwave, place the egg in a bowl of warm water for 5 minutes, and put the milk in the microwave for just a few seconds to take the chill off.
Remember my favorite way to test to see if a cake is done. Touch the center of the cupcake. When it is done, it should bounce back. This means the cake is light and springy.
Just the way you want a cupcake.