Sunday, December 19, 2010

Vanilla cupcake with butter cream frosting

 I baked these cupcakes for a bake sale at my kids school last week. I have baked vanilla cupcake several times using different recipes, but this is the first time I decorated them with buttercream, did this specially for the kids.I made two batches of them (about 24) and felt happy to see that they vanished within the first 30 mins of the sale.

Recipe source: Joy of Baking

1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
2/3 cup of white sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
zest of 1 lemon (I used 1/ of a lemon)
11/2 cup All purpose flour
11/2 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup milk

For the Buttecream
2 cus of Icing sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tblsp milk

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F
In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar using the hand mixer until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one by one, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides.
Add the vanilla extract, lemon zest and beat well for a minute.

In a seperate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
Now add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture alternating with the milk. Beat till incorporated.
Fill in the muffin cups evenly.Bake for 18 - 20 mins or until the tip is browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Makes about 12 cupcakes.

For the Buttercream , beat the butter till light and creamy.Gradually add the sugar and beat till fluffy (about 2 mins).  Now add the vanilla extract and milk and beat for another minute. Pipe the buttercream using the large star tip that you have on hand or spread the buttercream on the top using a butter knife.

Tip: the butter should definitely be at room temperature to make the buttercream mixture.I learned this the hard way :)

Sending this to the following events
Cakes and cookies - Xmas event at "My Culinary Creations"
Its time to jingle again - at AsanKhana
Champa's bake -off event at 'The Versatile Kitchen'


Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, they look absolutely amazing !!!

Kairali sisters said...

Awesome...Cute cupcakes and yummy frosting!!

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Cupcakes are so cute!

Jaisy James said...

cupcakes looks lovely n delicious

Chitra said...

OOOOOOOHHHHHH!!!! I want to try it, this week.... Looks so good!

Thank you for the recipe.


Nithya said...

Wowww well puffed up cakes.. they look damn delicious :)

Priya said...

Damn cute cupcakes, beautiful frosting..

Torviewtoronto said...

beautifully done thank you for linking

Sayantani said...

love this soft and crumbly texture of the cuppies...gonna make them soon. thanks for your recipe.

Rachana said...

The cupcakes look so inviting. Beautiful frosting!

Santosh Bangar said...

cup cake is looking delicious with cream on top

Apu said...

Yumm!! Wish I was near that platter:)

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