June 26, 2010

The Best Homemade Vanilla Cupcakes... with Spaghetti and Meatball Theme

These cupcakes are perfect in so many ways -- oh, my goodness! This is better than box mix! They are light and fluffy and so tasty!! This is now my go-to vanilla cupcake recipe. I found the idea for the decoration from "Hello, Cupcake!"



Ingredients:
  • 3/4 c butter
  • 1 3/4 c sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/2 all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 c milk


Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and baking powder.
  • Add flour and milk in batches, starting with flour and ending with flour.
  • Stir until batter is smooth and silky.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin tins with the batter.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for 45 minutes before frosting.


Topping:
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Rocher candies
  • Strawberry jam
  • White chocolate


Directions:
  • Spoon frosting in a Ziplock bag. Cut a TINY hole in one of the bottom corners. Squeeze and warm the frosting for better movement.
  • Squeeze out frosting all over the cupcake top.
  • In a bowl, mix the Rocher candy with Strawberry jam.
  • Spoon on top of vanilla frosting.
  • Grate the white chocolate over all for a parmesan look.
  • Enjoy!

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