Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Strawberry Cupcake

So I made these cupcakes to send to my bestie Stacy along with a box full of gifts!  They turned out amazing and they are gorgeous!!! I will show how to do it as well 

Ingredients *White Cake*

  • 18 tablespoons (2 sticks) butter
  • 4 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising) plus more for pans
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 5 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together, milk, egg whites, and extracts. Into a second medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the butter on medium speed for 30 seconds. With machine running, gradually add the sugar. Continue beating until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl as necessary.
  4. Add one-third of the flour mixture and one-third of the milk mixture, and beat on low speed until just incorporated. Add remaining flour and milk mixtures in 2 separate batches beating between additions to fully incorporate. Scrape down sides of bowl, and stir by hand to finish. 
  5. Divide batter evenly between in cupcake holds towards the top . Bake until top of cake springs back when lightly pressed and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.

    Strawberry Frosting
    2 cups shortening
    8 cups powdered sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3 teaspoons Strawberry Extract
    1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
    1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening until fluffy. Add sugar, and continue creaming until well blended.
      1. Add salt, vanilla, and 6 ounces whipping cream. Blend on low speed until moistened. Add additional 2 ounces whipping cream if necessary. Beat at high speed until frosting is fluffy.

    *How to get the cupcake frosting design*
    Take Red dye and put it down one seam of your bag and frost in swirls starting in the middle

    Enjoy and Keep on cookin!

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