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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Birthday Cupcakes

Birthday Cupcakes
Miss F has been very into helping in the kitchen, especially when it comes to baking. She wanted chocolate cupcakes with pink frosting for her party at school. I wanted to find an easy recipe that she could really help with. This one-bowl recipe from food.com fit the bill perfectly. I used my go-to back of the Domino sugar box buttercream frosting recipe. I miss those boxes, measuring out powdered sugar is a pain, it was so much easier just to dump the whole box in.  Happy 4th birthday Miss F!

Birthday Party Cupcakes

3 ½ cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
½ cup unsweetened baking cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 regular size muffin cups with paper liners.

In a medium-size mixing bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, sifted baking cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix with a wooden spoon to combine. In a two-cup measuring cup or bowl whisk together the milk, egg, oil and vanilla. Add the milk and egg mixture to the dry ingredients; mix very well with a wooden spoon to combine well.

Use a ice cream disher to scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tins. Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Frost with buttercream, recipe follows. Top as desired.

½ cup butter, softened
3 ¾ cup powdered sugar
¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 drop of red food coloring

In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, milk and vanilla on low for 30 seconds. Increase the speed of the mixer to medium and beat for a minute or so more until the frosting reaches the desired consistency. Stir in the food coloring.
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2 comments:

Medeja said...

They look so cute! I am sure it was a great treat for kids!

Happy B'Day to Miss F!

katie said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes for Miss F! I still cannot believe she is 4.

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