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Monday, April 22, 2013

Vanilla Cupcakes with Butter cream frosting

A very simple and basic recipe of cupcakes is the vanilla cupcakes.Though I  frequently try this recipe but somehow never bothered to take pictures.Only recently did I realize that haven't posted this very simple cupcake recipe.The texture of the cake is very soft like store brought ones.I tried it at home and posted this recipe.The butter cream adds flavor to the soft texture of the cake and kids will definitely love it with frosting.Do try this if you haven't and enjoy :)




Ingredients
for cupcakes
all purpose flour 1 1/2 cup
granulated sugar 2/3 cup
butter 1/2 cup(1 stick/113g)
eggs 2
milk 1/2 cup
vanilla extract 1 tsp
lemon zest of 1
baking powder 1 1/2 tsp
salt 1/4 tsp

for butter cream frosting
unsalted butter,softened1/2 cup(1 stick;113g)
vanilla extract 1 tsp
confectioners sugar 2 cups
milk 2tbsp


Method
  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Then add the egg one at a time ,beat in well until incorporated & add in vanilla extract & lemon zest.Mix well.
  • Sift the flour with baking powder and salt twice (helps aerating the flour).
  • Add the flour little by little to the wet ingredients and combine well.Add milk to adjust the ribbon like consistency.
  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F and then line a tray with paper liners.
  • Scoop the mix in each liner upto 2/3rd cup and repeat for all liners.tap the tray on the counter top to let the air bubbles escape out.

  • Bake in preheated oven to 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean.(mine got done at 22 minutes)
  • Remove from oven and cool it down completely before frosting.
  • For frosting- Cream the butter until smooth and blended.Add the vanilla extract.With the mixer on low speed,gradually beat in the sugar.Scrape down the sides of the bowl.add in the milk and beat on high speed until frosting is light and fluffy.(about 3-4 minutes).Add any food color if desired,I haven't used any.(will update the frosting pics once I make again,was in a hurry so couldn't click frosting pics)


Servings~12 cookies

NOTES
* You can add in more sugar in frosting if desired.You can skip the frosting as well.

31 comments:

Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect sweet bites...

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

super soft, light and delicious looking cupcakes...frosted beautifully and well captured too!

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

cupcakes look wonderful

Nagashree said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a pretty looking vanilla cupcake. Our favorite too.

Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Looks Amazing.

Jehanne said... Best Blogger Tips

vanilla cuppies are so classic, but one of the best! Yours turned out gorgeous, Julie.

Mythreyi said... Best Blogger Tips

The ordinary cupcakes looks Celebrtish Cupcakes with this frosting...

-Mythreyi
Yum! Yum! Yum!

nayana said... Best Blogger Tips

cute little cupcakes, loved the icing too...

Nilu A said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks divine Julie... Thanks for sharing dear :-)

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

I am sure the cupcake is delicious by itself, but the frosting has transformed the look ! Lovely.

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummylicious !!!

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

julie, a couple for me pls... :)

Pavithra R said... Best Blogger Tips

Lemon zest really makes quite a difference.
The cupcake and the frosting looks perfect and yummy as always! The texture looks just right!
Love it, Julie!

Arthy Suman said... Best Blogger Tips

simple yet perfect cupcakes...

Meena Selvakumaran said... Best Blogger Tips

the baking bug has bit me too,shld try this recipe.

Faseela Noushad said... Best Blogger Tips

soft n yummy cup cakes.....

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Superb! mouthwatering delicious cupcakes.

Amrita Vishal said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so yummy..love the sugar pearls

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious looking cupcakes.....the recipes that we make most often, take the longest time to find place in our blogs I guess...happens with me too.:)

Gauri said... Best Blogger Tips

A classic combination of flavour and looks very inviting!

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Vanilla cupcakes looks stunning dear. Delicious and yummy, love to bite a cake now....

today's post:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/04/karupatti-appam-palm-sugar-appam-awards.html

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautifully done, who can resist to this wonderful cupcakes, gorgeous cream frosting.

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Look so perfect with the lovely frosting..

Familycook said... Best Blogger Tips

Your cupcakes look so moist and scrumptious!

Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect for kids party. nice decoration.

Manju said... Best Blogger Tips

I love these sort of easy and simple bakes...looks pretty!

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous and delish!

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

very cute looking cupcakes..

Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

Those look good :-)

Aparna

Malar Gandhi said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks cho cute, beautiful presentation.

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