Monday, October 15, 2012

Buttermilk Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting.


125 gm Butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 Eggs
1 Packet of vanilla
A pinch of salt
100 ml Buttermilk (or 1/2 cup milk+ 1 Teaspoon vinegar)
1 & ½ cup flour
½  teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Baking soda

With an electrical mixer beat Butter with sugar till creamy, then add eggs & vanilla & continue beating till fluffy, add milk then beat.
In a separate bowl whisk together flour,baking powder,Baking Soda & salt, then gradually add the dry ingredients to the other mixture while beating till all ingredients are well mixed.

Prepare 12 cupcake papers in a cupcake pan & fill ¾ of each cupcake paper. Enter preheated oven (180°C) for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cupcake comes out clean.

Butter-cream Frosting:
200 gm soft butter
2 1/2  cups sifted powdered sugar
1 Packet of Vanilla (or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract)
3-4 Tablespoons Milk
A tinge of pink color (few drops of pink color) (optional)

Beat Butter with an electrical mixer for nearly 2 minutes,till creamy & pale, then add sugar,Milk,Food color & vanilla & keep beating till smooth mixture.
Put in a piping bag with a star tip & decorate your cupcakes, you can also add your decorating touch by adding some ready made flowers.

**  A Tip:
To have a huge frosting over your cupcake you can add a piece of Marshmallow over your cupcake & start decorating over the marshmallow.