Sunday, April 10, 2011

Vanilla Cupcakes & a Giveaway!

Cake Week, day 7 of 7: I haven't ever made a vanilla cupcake or chocolate cream cheese frosting before. I was a little nervous that the cake might come out thick and dry but it didn't. It was really light and delicious, just the way I like my cupcakes. The frosting was really good. Its not too chocolaty and the cream cheese makes it not too sweet. Such a good combination!


And for the giveaway... Since we have had a week of cakes, the giveaway had to be something to do with cakes, so I decided on this book...


Its such a fun book and it gives you something else to do with your cakes after you bake them. All you have to do to enter to win is:

1. Follow the blog and leave a comment saying you do.
2. 'Like' us on our Facebook page and leave a comment on the blog saying you 'liked' us 
3. Or do both, leave separate comments so you get 2 entries!
*The giveaway will end on Tuesday April 12th at midnight. 

Now lets get to the recipes!

Vanilla Cupcake
Recipe Source: bestcupcakerecipes.blogspot.com

1 1/2 cups of Flour
1/2 cup of Butter, room temperature
1 cup of Sugar
1/2 heaping Tablespoon Baking Powder
2 large Eggs
1/4 cup Whole Milk
1/4 cup Plain Yogurt
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with cupcake liners.

2. In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, and baking powder. Sift twice. With an electric mixer on medium speed, add butter 1 Tablespoon at a time.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, yogurt and vanilla extract. Add to the dry ingredients and beat until just combined. Do not overbeat!

4. Fill lined cupcake tins approx. 2/3 full. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Start checking at 15 minutes. Don't over bake or they will be dry.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
Recipe Source: FoodNetwork.com

1/4 cup Butter, softened
4 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar, sifted
2 oz Semisweet Chocolate, melted
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Beat the butter and cream cheese until creamy. Add powdered sugar slowly, while mixing in melted chocolate and vanilla extract.
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16 comments:

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  6. I did follow all the recipe , but my cupcakes doesn't work at all...

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