September 24, 2010

Cupcakes

Yummy Cupcakes freshly baked using a recipe from Magnolia Cupcake cookbook.

Magnolia Bakery Vanilla Cupcakes

Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins min
  • Serves: 24

About This Recipe

"From the Magnolia Bakery."

Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
    • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Line 24 muffin tins with cupcake papers.
  2. In a small bowl, add the flours; stir to combine; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter using an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  4. Add the sugar gradually and beat for 3 minutes or until fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla.
  7. With each addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated but do not overmix.
  8. Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling about 3/4 full.
  9. Bake in a 350° oven for 20-25 minutes.
  10. Cool the cupcakes in the tin for 15 minutes.
  11. Remove cakes from the tins and cool on a wire rack before icing.
  12. Ice with tinted Vanilla Buttercream.

Magnolia Vanilla Buttercream

The vanilla buttercream the bakery uses is technically not a buttercream but actually an old-fashioned confectioners' sugar and butter frosting. Be sure to beat the icing for the amount of time called for in the recipe to achieve the desired creamy texture.


1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
6 to 8 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 4 cups of the sugar and then the milk and vanilla. On the medium speed of an electric mixer, beat until smooth and creamy, about 3 to 5 minutes. Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition (about 2 minutes), until the icing is thick enough to be of good spreading consistency. You may not need to add all of the sugar. If desired, add a few drops of food coloring and mix thoroughly. (Use and store the icing at room temperature because icing will set if chilled.) Icing can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Yield: enough for 2 dozen cupcakes or 1 (9-inch) layer cake

Thank you Magnolia for sharing this recipe...

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