Amy Sedaris's Cheeky Cupcakes


Funny girl Amy Sedaris’ book, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence (Grand Central Publishing), comes out in paperback this month. She let me in on how she celebrates Halloween: “I have special Halloween “pokes” that I put on my cupcakes.” Here’s her much sought-after cupcake recipe—delicious for any occasion:

Amy’s Cupcakes
Makes 24 cupcakes

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup milk

Beat until it looks like it’s supposed to and pour into individual baking cups, until 2/3rds full. Bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.

By Frances Largeman-Roth