Monday, 10 June 2013

Vanilla Cupcakes



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

Ingredients:

  • 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
Directions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with paper liners; set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Divide batter evenly among liners, filling papers about 2/3 full.
  6. 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.
  7. For the Butter cream frosting: Make sure butter is at room temperature & not very soft.
  8. In the bowl cream butter until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes with an electric beater on medium speed.
  9. 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. 
  10. Now add in any colour of your choice & mix well with a spoon or with an electric beater for a minute.
  11. Filling the piping bag with the frosting & make any pattern that you like. I used the big star tip for this simple design.
 
 
Note:
  • 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.
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10 comments:

  1. Oh My God.... What a beautiful n lovely cupcakes

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  2. Very tasty vanilla cup cakes...Best of luck

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  3. hi sheela...
    lovely cupcakes..... even if i have n microwave oven i have never tried any cakes.......but see urs sweet little beautiful cup cakes...i think i ll try.... is fresh crem n whipping cream same?i have searched n most of the stores n b'lore.... couldnt find..... anyways....... best of luck.....do visit my blog... too http://abowlofcurry.blogspot.in.. n hope u remember me......
    Preetha

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    1. Hey preetha,
      Fresh cream & whipping cream are different. But it's ok if you add fresh cream instead of whipping cream in this recipe.just reduce the quantity to 2 tbsp.

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  4. Looks cute and awesome.Thanks for visiting my space and you have a lovely space.

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Sheela:)