vanilla cupcakes

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Sunday night an hour or 2 before our favorite show was coming on t.v. someone mentioned cupcakes ….That’s all it took to have us leap from our couch (where I was so warm tucked under my snuggie. YEP! I said snuggie and it’s as awesome as the cheesy ad’s claim them to be… my boyfriend may disagree, whatever). We piled on our scarves and jackets and jumped into the car. We scurried and scrambled through the grocery store picking up the odds and ends we needed. Before we knew it we were home covered in flour and whipping up vanilla cupcakes.
They were wonderful! The cupcakes were delicious and the icing was perfect. But, I wouldn’t be me if something didn’t go a little wrong. First the cupcakes were too warm to put the icing on. So we popped the icing in the fridge while letting the cupcakes cool…then the icing was too cold to properly ice the waiting cupcakes. At this point we didn’t care how they looked,we  just piled on the cold icing with knives and spoons, took the photo’s and filled our cupcake craving belly’s with probably the best cupcakes I’ve ever made.

cupcake ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or vanilla bean paste)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt (I assumed that means a little bit lol less then a tsp?)
  • 1 cup milk

cupcake directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a medium bowl, mix melted butter and white sugar. Beat in the egg (make sure butter isn’t hot!) and vanilla.

Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt, stir in separate bowl then mix into butter/sugar mixture alternating with the milk. Using an ice cream scoop, drop into lined cupcake molds.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted, comes out clean. Place on a rack to cool.

icing ingredients:

  • 1 cup of salted butter
  • 3  teaspoons of vanilla
  • 4 cups of icing sugar
  • 5 tablespoons of  coffee cream (18% and up)

icing directions:

Mix it! until it’s a creamy wonderful icing! then when your awesome cupcakes are cooled top’em!

Snuggie : http://www.mysnuggiestore.com/   ……just sayin’

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