Thursday, August 28, 2008

Cupcakes for Teacher's Day

Just bake these vanilla cupcakes for my daughter's School Form Teacher, Miss Seet. They are going to celebrate Teacher's Day tomorrow morning. The cupcake is soft and yummy! This is a very good recipe and hope you will give it a try.Photobucket

Billy's Vanilla, Vanilla Cupcakes
(Makes about 30 cupcakes)

1 3/4 cups cake flour, not self-rising
1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (I use Top Flour)
2 cups sugar (I add 1 2/3 cup)
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks = 250g) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon
pure vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 165°C. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix on low speed until combined. Add butter, mixing until just coated with flour.
2. In a large glass measuring cup, whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla. With mixer on medium speed, add wet ingredients in 3 parts, scraping down sides of bowl before each addition; beat until ingredients are incorporated but do not over-beat.
3. Divide batter evenly among liners, filling about two-thirds full. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes.
4. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat process with remaining batter. Once cupcakes have cooled, use a small offset spatula to frost tops of each cupcake. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired. Serve at room temperature.

Billy's Vanilla Buttercream
Colored sprinkles, for decorating (optional)
(Makes enough for 30 cupcakes)
1 cup (2 sticks = 250g) unsalted butter, room temperature
6 to 8 cups confectioners' sugar (icing sugar)
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. With mixer on low speed, add 6 cups sugar, milk, and vanilla; mix until light and fluffy. If necessary, gradually add remaining 2 cups sugar to reach desired consistency.

1 comment:

teatea said...

Hi again

Your cupcakes looks sooo nice