Sine that batch of dry, gross cupcakes it has been my personal mission (slight obsession) to make good cupcakes. I recently purchased a cupcake cookbook so I can play around with some different types and ingredients.
The first recipe was a Chocolate Chip Cupcake. They still weren't good. They were almost grainy. I wasn't too happy with that outcome. I felt very intimidated by the complexity of making good homemade cupcakes. I meant to take pictures of this batch but definitely forgot.
The second attempt (and the second in the book, I plan on going in order) was Carrot Cupcakes. I had to grate a pound of carrots which was a pain but they turned out soooooo good. I have a new motivation for making cupcakes. The 3rd batch (Yellow Buttermilk) are cooling right now waiting for frosting. Pictures of that batch will be up soon.