Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Fairy Cakes

Cupcakes are also called fairy cakes.
They are beautiful to see.
Kids love it for their birthday parties.. And with the coloured frosting you can make it as colourful as you want.

120 grams unsalted butter, room temperature
130 grams granulated white sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vannila extract
Zest of 1 large lime (optional)
210 grams all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
60 ml milk
Buttercream Frosting:
230 grams confectioners sugar sifted
120 grams unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vannila extract
2 tablespoons milk or light cream
Assorted food colors (if desired)

Preheat oven to 180° C and lightly butter or line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and lemon zest.
In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to the butter and egg mixture, along with the milk, and beat until combined.
Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until nicely browned .
When the cake is cook frost it.
For the Frosting:
cream the butter until smooth and well blended. Add the vanilla extract.
Beat in the sugar.
Add the milk and beat until frosting is light and fluffy .
Add a little more milk or sugar, if needed.
Tint the frosting with desired food color

30 comments:

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi perfect cupcakes..... Excellent pictures....nice recipe...

TBC said...

Oh! how pretty! They look so cute:-)

Jayashree said...

Looks delicious...that frosting looks absolutely divine.

Rajitha said...

how pretty... adults will love them too...

Arts said...

They look so tempting..
Love them.. Any leftovers?? I dont stay quite far!! ;)

Asha said...

Perfect swirls on top,yummy:)

Happy cook said...

Thanks sukanya and TBC
Jayshree and rajitha my daughter chose the colour for the frosting....and rajitha i do agree adults too love it

meeso said...

These are so simple but very pretty and they look so rich and tasty!

Namratha said...

The frosting looks so mouth watering..couldn't help drooling! Wahhh..I want some cupcakes..send me some:)

Kribha said...

Looks so rich and tasty. Wish to grab it and have a bite.

bhags said...

wonderful cup cakes...ur recipe seems so easy , simple love them

Priya Dilip said...

Very good looking Muffins!!!!Seriously, any leftovers for all of us?

Manasi said...

OH!! hopw very Pretty!!!!

Suganya said...

So girly :)

Happy cook said...

messo and namratha, they were really good, next time i will sent you some Namratha :-))

Why don't you try to make it kribha
Bhags it is a vry easy recipe you should try it
Priya sadly there was no leftovers. I only made 12
Manasi they were pretty weren't they.
That is the girlie side in my daughter suganya, she choosed the colour

lakshmi said...

those swirls of frosting on top are fascinating - i love the choice of colour :)

Sreelu said...

HC, thanks for dropping by on my blog, hmmm perfect swirl,not kids I would love it if I could get a bite of it.

Cynthia said...

So that is why they are always so prettily dressed up, because they are fiary cakes :)

Raaga said...

beautiful

Jeena said...

Hey Happy Cook your cakes look just wonderful! I love the frosting it looks delicious. :)

Happy cook said...

thankyou sreelu
You are funny cynthia
thankx raaga.
They were delicious and thanx for dropping by jeena

Mallugirl said...

Thanks for the feedback on the drumstick curry. Ur cupcakes looks sumptious!

Suma Gandlur said...

Perfect. They look so delicious.

Latha Narasimhan said...

Nice cup cakes! Nice recipe!!

Anu said...

hey...these cup cakes look absolutely yummy..The pics are beautiful :-)

Happy cook said...

Thankyou mallu girl,
Sume they were delicious
Thankx latha and anu

Laavanya said...

What a pretty cupcake! :)

Shella said...

The frosting looks gorgeous. I could go on licking, n licking, n licking............

Savithri said...

I love the name fairy cakes!!! These cupcakes look delicious:)

Happy cook said...

Lavanya Thankyou very much


Shella that is what i always do with the frosting :-)))

Thankyou savithri.