Friday, July 30, 2010

just plain vanilla

You will almost never hear me use those words to describe any cupcakes I've made.
I rarely just make vanilla cupcakes...
however, we are having our new roof put on today
and the contractors blocked my car in.
So the cookies and cream cupcakes will have to wait till next weekend.
It is hard impossible to keep oreos in this house.

Recipe for the cupcakes:
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter room temp
4 large eggs
1 cup milk (I used skim today. all I had)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Buttercream frosting:
I keep tweaking this...
added more butter this time...
it's reflected below.
trying to get it where I just l.o.v.e. it

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter room temp
6 to 8 cups confectioners' sugar (start with 6 cups, I've never used more than 6 1/2)
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (I had vanilla, but I used almond. I heart almond extract)


Yellow House said...

Those are so perfect and simple! I am bookmarking this recipe! Have a great weekend :)

Ashley Sisk said...

Those look yummy....

Anonymous said...

Almond extract is my absolute favorite in buttercream frosting! People always ask what I did different to it, and it's my little secret. It's like nutmeg, people forget about it, but there are so many uses for it!

Ruby said...

yummy! I'll have to tell my baker(aka hubs) to make these for me mmm! btw following from NFF Have a safe weekend!

melissa said...

Love your blog - you will give me some crafty inspiration! I'm following!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

What adorable cupcakes! Following from the girl creative.

Julie @ My Life...Inspired said...

Stopping by from NFF & your newest follower!! Mmm even if they are just vanilla the look delicious & I absolutely heart almond extract!!! Can't wait to see the cookies & cream cupcakes :-)

Brianna! said...

I love the simplicity of JUST a vanilla cupcake though!
Thanks for sharing your tweak too.


p.s. I just stumbled across your blog today, and I L.O.V.E it!

Brittany said...

Im visiting from NFF.
I really like your blog! Im gonna follow!

mommara said...

Love, now I need to taste one to see if you "got" the taste right. lol

I made all vanilla cupcakes today too. {it's what dawn and the kids always want} lol

Val said...

Amazingly cute!!! I want to make these. New follower.

Nesty Girl said...

Mmmm, these look lovely! My current favorite cake to make is a simple buttery yellow cake flavored with vanilla. It's the perfect base for all the summery fruit and berry toppings we're enjoying right now. Sometimes, simple is best!

I'm stopping by from the Saturday Standstill. Have a great day!

Emma said...

these look delicious! i rarely make vanilla either but i'm thinking these are a must! thanks for sharing!


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