Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Vanilla Cupcake Recipe, Otherwise Known as "Part Two", as Promised...
I slipped up this AM and ran out of the house to bring Q to play with her buddy, A, and I forgot to bring the cupcake cookbook that I promised her mom, so sorry, Heidi!! And while I told her she could come to this blog to get the chocolate cupcake and icing recipes, she teased me in the comments section with "where is part two?!" which I promised around the time our newest addition joined us. So, here it is, without further a do...
Vanilla Heaven Cupcakes
By Elaine Cohen
From the book, Super Duper Cupcakes
Makes 18 cupcakes
1 c milk, at room temp
3/4 c egg whites (about 6 large or 5 extra-large), at room temp
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 c plain cake flour or all-purp
1 3/4 c sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
12 Tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened and cut into 12 pieces
1) Set oven rack in the middle position. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pans with cup liners.
2)Pour the milk, egg whites, and vanilla into med bowl and mix with a fork until blended.
3)With an electric mixer, mix the cake flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl at lowest speed. Add the butter pieces; continue beating at slow speed until mix resembles moist crumbs, with no powdery ingredients remaining, about 1 minute.
4) Add all but 1/2 c of the milk mixture to the crumbs and beat at med speed for 1 minute. Add the remaining 1/2 c of milk mixture and beat 30 seconds longer. Stop the mixer and scrape sides of the bowl. Return the mixer to med speed and beat about 20 seconds longer.
5) Pour the batter into the muffin cups so that the cups are 80% full. Bake for 17 - 20 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center of a cupcake; if it comes out clean, it is done.
6) Transfer the muffin pans to wire cooling racks or away from the hot oven. Let them cool for 10 minutes. Place onto rack or plate to continue cooling. Wait at least one hour before frosting.
You can make pastel colored cupcakes by adding a couple of drops of the food coloring of your choice.
Hope this helps, Heidi! We can't wait for A's birthday :)