Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Vanilla Cupcakes

My children and I love sweets, we can eat them everyday and we pretty much do. I try to make a snack that will last us a week but one day this week I had the craving for cupcakes. So I asked everyone in the house if they wanted cupcakes too (so I wouldn’t feel bad about eating them I have to share.) Yup, one by one they let me know so Vanilla Cupcakes it was today with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting it was. I don’t ask what flavor just if you want some, if you don’t like the flavor then by all means don’t eat. Needless to say they all wanted simple Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. Happy me Smile

 

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Vanilla Cupcakes click for printable recipe

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup  unsalted butter, room temperature

  • ⅔ cup  granulated white sugar

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cup all purpose flour

  • 1 ½  teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup milk

Icing:

  • ½ cup butter, room temperature

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 2 cups confectioners sugar

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ ounces of heavy whipping cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

  2. In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract.

  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

  4. With the mixer on low speed, alternate adding the flour mixture and milk, in three additions, starting and ending with the flour. Scrape sides of the bowl as needed.

  5. Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter and bake for about 17 -20 minutes or just until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, frost with icing.

Icing:

  1. Cream together shortening, butter until fluffy, add confectioners sugar until well combined

  2. Add vanilla and heavy whipping cream until well combined on low. Continue to beat until frosting is fluffy.

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