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Yellow Cupcakes

Filed under: Cemilan Manis | Tags: | January 19th, 2007

The frosting part is quite dissapointing since the color far away from white. I think it is because of the vanilla essence’s brown color and it does not fluffy enough. Would be happy if you could tell me how to make a nice vanilla frosting.

1½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1½ tsp baking powder
¾ cup sugar
½ tsp salt
2 large eggs
½ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
vanilla frosting
sprinkles for decorating

1. Preheat oven to 350º, line the cups of a standard (12-cup) muffin tin with paper or foil liners. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a liquid-measuring cup, mix milk and vanilla; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. With mixer on low speed, add half of dry ingredients, followed by milk-vanilla mixture, then remaining dry ingredients. Do not overmix.

3. Divide batter evenly among pre-pared muffin cups (a 2-ounce or ¼-cup ice cream scoop is good for this).

4. Place tin on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool cupcakes 5 minutes in tin, then remove and cool completely on a rack before frosting.

5. Frost cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting; decorate with sprinkles before frosting dries (to ensure that they stick). The frosted cupcakes are best eaten within 1 day.

Vanilla frosting
In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer, beat ½ cup room-temperature unsalted butter, 3 cups confectioner’ sugar, ¼ cup milk, and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract until smooth. Mix in up to ½ cup more sugar or a few more tea-spoons of milk as necessary to achieve a preadable consistency.

Source of Recipe : Everyday Food from the Kicthen of Martha Stewart Living.

3 Responses

  • Kumala | January 28th, 2007 @ 16:38 | Reply

    Mba Syl, kemaren sempet nyobain bikin cream cheese frosting resepnya dr buku “le cordon bleu”.

    bahannya, 1/3 cup unsalted butter (room temperature), 1/3 cup cream cheese (room temp), 1,5-2 cups confectionaers’ sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (kemaren ta kasih 1 tsp biar bau cream cheese nya gak terlalu tajem).

    caranya, tinggal dimixer aja semuanya sampe smooth. kemaren sih jadinya bagus dan putih.. berhasil dipake buat hiasan kue ultah.

    semoga sukses kali ini ya, Mbak =)

  • eliza | February 1st, 2007 @ 16:45 | Reply

    mustinya warna vanilla extract itu gak ada pengaruhnya ya….hmmm bingung juga kenapa.

  • Fenny | February 23rd, 2007 @ 07:40 | Reply

    hi mbak syl,
    aku pernah baca resep frosting yg pake clear vanilla extract,
    hasilnya jadi putih.
    nah masalahnya cari clear vanilla extract itu susaah.
    selama ini dapatnya yg warna coklat.

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