I made these cupcakes to celebrate her birthday. Yes, I did it a day before because being saturday it's going to be crazy busy if I wanted to do it. She was excited to see them when she came back from school. I let her decorate the frosting with sprinkles and some M n M's. For cupcake I used Ina Garten's recipe. It turned out really moist and amazing.
Prep Time : 20 min | Baking Time : 25 min | Makes : 24 cupcakes
Recipe Source - Ina Garten on Food network
All-Purpose Flour + Multi-grain Flour - 2 and 1/2 Cups
Cocoa Powder - 2 tbsp.
Baking Powder - 1 tsp.
Baking Soda - 1 tsp.
Salt - 1 tsp.
Red food Color - 1 tsp.
Buttermilk - 1 Cup
Vanilla Extract - 2 tsp.
Sugar - 1 and 1/2 Cups
Unsalted Butter - 1 stick (1/4 lb) at room temp.
Large Eggs - 3 - at Room temp.
Cream Cheese/ Mascarpone - 12 oz
Unsalted Butter (softened) - 1/3 Cup
Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp.
Powdered Sugar - 2 Cups
Method of Preparation:
~ Preheat the oven to 350 deg F. Line the muffin pan with paper liners
~ In a small bowl, sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and food color.
~ In a small bottle measure the buttermilk and add vanilla essence to it and shake it. See notes if buttermilk is not available.
~ In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light.
~ Add the eggs one by one and continue to beat wit the mixture until it's well incorporated.
~ Now start adding dry and wet ingredients in batches to the batter. Always begin and end with dry ingredients. Mix until everything is nicely combined.
~ Scoop with an ice cream scoop or a measuring cup (to give you equal quantity of cupcakes) and pour the batter into the muffin cups.
~ Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
~ Frost once the cupcakes are completely cooled down.
~ Beat butter and cream cheese at until creamy.
~ Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar.
~ Continue to mix them using electric beater until everything is nicely incorporated and peaks are forming.
~ Decorate the cooled cupcakes
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