We haven't has his party yet but I just had to make something sweet for him to have on his birthday and to share with all of his "classmates" at "school"! I decided to make Vanilla Bean Cupcakes, adapted from a cake recipe seen on Confections of a Foodie Bride. I wanted the cupcakes to be delicious but I didn't want to do too much since a group of 1 year olds would be eating them.
These cakes were absolutely delicious, the vanilla flavor really stood out with the use of fresh vanilla beans and I love the small flecks of vanilla that can be seen throughout the cake. They were very moist and fluffy and packed full of flavor. The next time you want a delicious "plain vanilla" cake I would make this, no questions asked. You will get more than you bargained for with this recipe, and it's so much more than a normal vanilla cake!
My Sous Chef-He loves butter!