Monday, June 28, 2010

Sweet Buttercream Cupcakes

Want one, huh? Yeah....they are so finger licking
yummy!!! One is not enough!! I have been craving
cupcakes and these did not disappoint. Light and
fluffy and just the right amount of sweetness!!

Yellow Cupcakes
1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
7 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2/3 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Heat oven to 350° F.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
3. In the bowl of a mixer fit with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, stirring after each addition.
4. Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating it with the milk and mixing just until incorporated. Add the vanilla and combine.

Buttercream Frosting
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream
In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency. I added a couple drops of purple food gel.


  1. not to mention so pretty looking... ;) xo jenn

  2. OOOO- yummy! I do want one! lol

    And thanks so much for your comment on my bird shelf redo. Glad you love it just as much as I do!

  3. HA! I'll trade you a slice of my fruit pizza for a one of your cuppy cakes?! Whaddaya say? :)

  4. They do look absolutely gorgeous, and I'm sure they taste gorgeous too!

  5. I really wish that I could give each and everyone of you one!!!! ; )

  6. Oh, get outta here! Banana bread? Forget that...I want cupcakes!! Mmmm they look so good. I love cupcakes--love might be an understatement, haha.

    Thanks for stopping by to say "hi" earlier! Your blog looks aadorable and I am totally becoming a new follower : ) Very nice to meet you!

    P.S. Your profile pic is beautiful!

  7. These are lovely! I'm not sure if they were for a specific occasion or not, but if not, I'm sure they made the day very special.

  8. Almost, and I do mean almost too pretty to eat:) Love your site!

  9. SOOO pretty!!! and they DO look divine!

  10. Beautiful Val!!! Where do you get the beautiful cupcake cups???? I love those!!!

  11. val~thanks so much for stopping by dessert or diet! these cupcakes look amazing. i am a cupcake whore and wish i could steal a bite right now! pardon the french.....glad to have stumbled upon your blog! have a great night! xo

  12. this looks fairy-tale like! :)
    and thanks for your sweet comment! :)

  13. Love the purple!! They look fabulous!

  14. Oh my, these look so yummy! I am bookmarking this right away!


  15. Oh my heavens! Those look fantastic!

  16. Those are so pretty I'd almost hate to eat them. Notice I said ALMOST!! lol!


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