What is einkorn flour?
Watch our video and find out.
If you haven’t gotten on the einkorn bandwagon just yet, our einkorn yellow cupcakes with vanilla frosting are a great place to start!
The results are moist and flavorful, and we think recipe is a perfect opportunity to understand the true warmth and nuttiness einkorn delivers to your favorite foods. You can also watch this short video to learn why einkorn is so much better for your health.
Side note: We recommend weighing the einkorn flour for accuracy. If you don’t have a food scale handy, simply fluff the flour with a fork before adding it to the measuring cup.
Of course, no cupcake is complete without the obligatory buttercream vanilla frosting. There’s always the option to use store-bought frosting, but you’ve already made the cupcakes from scratch! What are a few more minutes for homemade frosting?
einkorn yellow cupcakes with vanilla frosting
- 3 cups all-purpose einkorn flour, 13.5 oz
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
- 3/4 cup non-fat yogurt
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 6 eggs, divided
- 2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl. Add the egg yolks and the sugar to a stand mixer with the paddle attachment and beat on high for 2 minutes until the mixture begins to thicken.
- In another medium-sized bowl, combine the melted butter, yogurt and vanilla. Using a rubber spatula, fold in half of the flour mixture. When completely moistened, add half the butter mixture. Repeat these steps using all the flour and butter mixtures. Transfer to a large bowl. Wash and dry the mixer bowl. It must be clean and dry to whip the egg whites.
- Reattach the clean and dry bowl to the mixer. Using the whisk, beat the egg whites for one minute until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and turn on high. Beat the whites till stiff peaks form. Fold the whites into the batter 1/3 at a time, being careful to keep as much air in the mixture as possible.
- Divide the batter between the muffin cups and bake for 20–25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Transfer the cupcakes to a rack and let cool for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and let cool completely about 1 hour.
What’s the difference between white and yellow cupcake batter? Yellow cake all about using egg whites AND the yolks too!