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Dreamy Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

 Oh yes we like this one! Happy, fluffy and creamy… and if I might add, at the cost of sounding cheesy … quite dreamy!  Cupcakes bring back memories of schooldays and lazy summers, of the guilty pleasures of licking the cream off the cake and then off your fingers, of having something special just for you. Oh yes we like this!  If something can make people forget that age is pulling them in the wrong direction, then this is it. Why, I feel like a little girl of five when biting into this buttery heaven! Enjoy…

Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Serves: Makes 12 cupcakes

What you need:
1 ½ cup all purpose Flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp fine Sea Salt
½ cup unsalted Butter, softened
¾ cup granulated Sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
2 tsp Vanilla extract
2/3 cup whole Milk
For the Frosting: (enough for 24 cupcakes)
100 gms Butter
3 cups Icing Sugar
3-5 Tbsps Milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract
Food Colouring (if tinting frosting)

What to do:
Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease or line the cupcake pan with wrappers. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. Beat butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until just blended. Beat in Vanilla. Add the flour mixture and milk; mix thoroughly. Fill each cup 2/3rd full and bake for 18-25 mins. (Or till a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean). Cool completely and frost as desired.

For the frosting: Place the butter in a large bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed until fluffy. Stop the mixer and add the icing sugar, 3 Tbsps of milk and the vanilla extract. Blend with the mixer on low speed until sugar is incorporated. (1 minute). Increase the speed to medium and beat until light and fluffy, 1 minute more. Add upto 1 Tbsp milk more if the frosting seems too stiff. Decorate cooled cupcakes with a frosting bag or just smear the tops with the frosting using a butter knife.

Note: These pictures are from a photoshoot I did for my friend, who bakes the most adorable cupcakes. Her catering unit is called “LITTLE BITES” and you can get in touch with her @ +91 9845235638. You can see the rest of the goodies she makes at!/pages/Little-Bites/157898974231630


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