About Me

I was a banker who pursued my passion in baking and turned it into a home-based business.I taught Home Economics (HELE) in The Learning Child in Ayala Alabang. I also was a community volunteer and taught arts and crafts and home economics to the children in Virlanie, a non-govt institution that care for streetchildren.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing

This is a recipe  that I lifted  from a local foodie magazine and have tried.  It surpassed the recipes that I tried from the USA. The buttercream icing is the standard buttercream icing.


1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
2 cups cake flour, sifted
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs, separated
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup fresh milk

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Line muffin pans with paper cups.

Combine the 2 flours, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
With a wire whisk attachment of mixer, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time, pour in the vanilla. At low speed, alternately add the flour mixture with the milk (beginning and ending withe the flour mixture).
In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff and shiny. Gently fold into the batter. Scoop into muffin pans and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until center of cupcake springs back when touched.  Makes 30 cupcakes.
Frost with buttercream icing.

Buttercream Icing

1/2 cup Crisco shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 tablespoon milk

Cream butter and shortening with electric mixer. Gradually add n the powdered sugar, a cup at a time, occasionally scraping sides of bowl.  Pour in the milk and vanilla, beat until light and fluffy.

Pipe icing on top of each cupcake with a rosette tip. (You can add the choice of your food coloring to the icing.)

1 comment:

  1. I love the presentation - the pastel colors of the cupcakes and the artwork you have under them gives it a springtime look. I'm sure it is delicious as well.