Friday, October 2, 2009

Mini Vanilla Cupcakes

(from Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes), via One Ordinary Day

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3/4 c. milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a mini muffin tin with paper liners. Sift or whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In another bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of milk, and beating until combined after each. Fill liners 3/4 way full and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.

(from Elinor Klivan’s cupcakes!)
1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
3 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3-4 Tbsp. whole milk

In a large bowl, on low speed, beat the butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla together with 3 Tbsp. of milk. Add up to 1 Tbsp. more milk if needed to form a creamy, smooth frosting. Spread on cupcakes or spoon into decorating bag with star tip to pipe onto cupcakes. Decorate with sprinkles.


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