Oh how I love cupcakes, yes I make them all the time they are just so cute and yummy! I have put some variety on here since we all like different things so just choose what you like but most of all have fun baking!
This cake mix is for a simple yellow or white cake mix (omit egg yolk to make it white). The texture is not as moist as the usual cupcake but it has a cornbread texture. If you do not like this add about 1/2 cup extra of milk. I always make this recipe and I think it is perfect for cupcakes. This cake mix is so natural tasting and reminds me of Bryers vanilla ice cream. I do like to add small surprises in my cupcakes so a variation you might try is just placing a small amount of the the cake mix in a bowl and add some cocoa, mix well with a hand blender. You can just scoop a small spoon full into the bottom of the cupcake pan then add the regular on top, its very tasty.
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs (if you want a pure white cake then omit the yokes and add just 2 egg whites)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
2. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Finally stir in the milk until batter is smooth. Spoon batter into the prepared pan.
3.For cupcakes, bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cake is done when a toothpick you place in cake comes out clean.
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
2/3 cup Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting. (so half this recipe if you do not like LOTS of frosting).
To make these cupcakes toppings look as nice as they do I just use a simple plastic bag that I fill with frosting, I frost the tops then add sprinkles and candy for looks. Be creative and have fun. With this recipe you can hardly go wrong.
Yields: 12 servings, cake 9'x9' pan or 12 cupcakes