Friday, 8 April 2011

Vanilla cup cakes

I have recently tried new vanilla cup cake recipe which I found on the web site joyofbaking . 
Those cup cakes are soft, fluffy and very yummy. Perfect for children. My daughter's friend asked for one to take home, which was a great prize for me.

Ingredients for batter: 
  • 113g room temperature butter
  • 130g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • lemon zest (only yellow part) I added lemon essence instead
  • 195g all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 60 ml milk 
Preheat the oven to 180C. Line 12 hole muffin tin with muffin cases.
In electric mixer cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and lemon zest.
In separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and milk in two additions, beginning and ending with the flour. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Using two spoons or ice cream scoop fill muffin cases evenly. Bake for 20 min.
Let them cool down on wire rack. 

    Ingredients for icing/frosting:
    • 230g icing sugar
    • 113 g room temperature butter
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 tbsp milk
    • few drops of food colouring if desired

    In electric mixer cream the butter until soft. Add the vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the sugar. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the milk and beat on high speed until light and fluffy. If needed add a little of milk or sugar. Add desired food colouring ( I used the liquid food colouring that is available at grocery shop). Then spoon or pipe the frosting on top of each cup cake.

     Enjoy !

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