Happy Fourth of July! When it’s time to celebrate a birthday, special event or holiday, cupcakes are always my first choice. There is something so convenient and special about having your very own cupcake to enjoy. This could be my new favorite cupcake creation to date. As mentioned in previous posts I love classic flavors so naturally a vanilla based cake, plus vanilla buttercream was the answer. To celebrate “the fourth” I wanted to create a new version of the classic with rainbow sprinkles and a crumb topping. The sprinkles added a fun, firework like look to the cupcake but did not distract from the flavor. The crumb also used rainbow sprinkles and added texture and a bit of color to the exterior of the cupcake.
The crumb topping transformed this great cupcake into an amazing cupcake. It is easy to make and is worth the extra time. If you have never made a crumb topping for a cupcake before, this is the one to try. Just watch out, it’s addictively good and you will find yourself adding the crumb to ice cream or any other sweet treat in the house.
Your kitchen helper will love being involved in this recipe. A new ingredient for them to discover is the clear vanilla extract. Since the Milk Bar speaks so highly of this product I decided to use it too and keep the crumb authentic. I also used the product in the cake and frosting as it provided a great classic vanilla flavor. Mixing, pouring and scooping the batter into the cupcake pan are many of the skills your helper will enjoy while making this recipe. So enjoy the holiday and make these cupcakes to celebrate any occasions all year round.
What is your favorite recipe to make with rainbow sprinkles? Leave a comment below, I know you have some great ideas.
Milk Bar Birthday Cake Crumb : Recipe Link
Cupcake Recipe Adapted from: LifeLoveandSugar
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