DESSERT OF THE WEEK – Vanilla Cupcakes
Everyone says their vanilla cupcake recipe is the best. Well, they haven’t tried mine yet!
2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup salted butter
1 cup whole milk
2 eggs (separated)
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp good quality vanilla extract OR 1 tbsp vanilla emulsion oil
Vanilla buttercream icing or Chocolate frosting
– This recipe yields about 16 cupcakes (I know that’s a weird number but it’s just the way it is)
– I use salted butter, which cuts the sweetness of the cupcakes but you can use unsalted butter.
Add flour and baking powder in a deep mixing bowl and whisk everything together.
Keep this aside.
Separate the eggs and add egg whites in another mixing bowl.
Beat them until peaks form and the mixture becomes white and fluffy.
Keep this aside.
In another mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar for about 5-8 minutes.
The color of the mixture will change and become pale and creamy.
Add the egg yolks and vanilla extract and mix again.
Add the dry flour mixture and milk alternately until everything is just combined.
You may have some lumps. Don’t worry. Just don’t over-mix!
Fold the egg whites into the batter very gently.
This batter will be very thick.
Don’t try to thin it out by adding extra milk.
Pour this batter into cupcake liners.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Allow the cupcakes to cool down.
Then, frost them in buttercream icing or chocolate frosting.
I used the star tip to create this pretty design on the top of each cupcake.
And you are done!
Thanks to http://cakewhiz.com/my-favorite-vanilla-cupcakes/