Cup cakes are a biggest part of my life now. These easy little simple beautiful sweet is a treat any time. I make cup cakes more often when I have guests at home or just like that for tea time. You can never go wrong with the cup cakes compared to baking a cake. These can be done so fast & you can dress them up how ever you want. I made these small beauties a month ago when my Hubby's church priest had come home. Along with cup cakes, I also had made some samosas & Pakoras. The priest was so impressed looking at the cup cakes & was so happy to know that it was home made. A pretty looking cup cakes are always a centre of attraction. This is how I made these:
Makes 12 Medium size cup cakes
Baking time: 30 mins
Making time: 40 mins
- 1 Cup Plain flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar (Powdered)
- 1.5 Tspn Baking powder
- 3 Tbspn Milk
- 1/4 Tspn salt
- 125 gms Butter
- 1 Tbspn Vanilla Essence
- 2 Eggs
Strawberry Flavour Butter cream:
- 150 gms Butter
- 3 Cups sifted Icing sugar
- 4 Tbsp Whipping cream
- 1 Tspn Strawberry Essence
- Pinch of salt
- Drop of pink gel colour or any colour
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with paper liners; set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In another mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, mixing until incorporated and scraping down sides of bowl, beat in vanilla essence
- Add flour mixture and milk alternately, beginning and ending with flour. Scrape the sides and bottom of bowl to assure the batter is thoroughly mixed.
- Divide batter evenly among liners, filling papers about 2/3 full.
- Bake on the centre rack of the oven until tops spring back to touch, about 20 - 25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- For the Butter cream frosting: Make sure butter is at room temperature & not very soft.
- In the bowl cream butter until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes with an electric beater on medium speed.
- Add 3 cups icing sugar one cup at a time. Once the icing sugar is well mixed add whipping cream and vanilla; mix until light and fluffy. If if you feel the frosting consistency is not right, then add in some more icing sugar.
- Now add in any colour of your choice & mix well with a spoon or with an electric beater for a minute.
- Filling the piping bag with the frosting & make any pattern that you like. I used the big star tip for this simple design.
- This Butter cream is a very light fluffy & tastier than the traditional butter cream. The whipping cream in the frosting makes it even more creamy, light, fluffy & Delicious. You must try this to believe my words:)
- I added Strawberry flavour as I love it. You can replace this with any other flavour of your choice.