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Buttermilk Cupcakes with White Frosting

Buttermilk Cupcakes with White Frosting

If you love cupcakes and you love frosting, this is the recipe for you. It's a yummy, fun-to-make frosted cupcake recipe that's perfect to serve at your kid's birthday party, as a Valentine's Day treat, of simply just because you feel like it.

Yields: 24

Cooking Time: 30 min

Ingredients
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
     
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and the half teaspoon of salt into a medium-size mixing bowl, and set the bowl aside.
     
  3. Break the eggs into a small bowl, and set aside.
     
  4. In an electric mixer, cream the 3/4 pound of butter and the (granulated) sugar until they are light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.
     
  5. With the mixer running, carefully pour in the eggs and the vanilla and almond extracts.
     
  6. Mix in the flour mixture and the buttermilk by alternating between 1 cup of flour and 1/2 cup of buttermilk; be sure to start and end with the flour mixture.
     
  7. Line a cupcake tin with paper liners. Fill each cup with batter using an ice-cream scoop with a 1/4-cup capacity; the batter should nearly reach the top of the cups.
     
  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool the cupcakes for 45 minutes on a baking rack.
     
  9. Generously ice them with white frosting.

 

White Frosting

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the powdered sugar and the 4 tablespoons of butter until smooth.
     
  2. Add the 1/4 teaspoon of salt, lemon extract, and milk; beat until smooth.
     
  3. If the icing is too thin, add more confectioners sugar; if too thick, add more milk.
Notes

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