Monday, 22 February 2010

Vanilla Vanilla Cup Cakes



I do like blogging and blog hopping, and always drooling to the delicous food my blog friends have posted in their place.
But have to admit even I though I enjoy all this, I did enjoy my break from all that.
Daughter had 10 days of holiday , most of the time the weather was cold and horrible. In the whole 10 days we went once for a long walk.

We also went to see the University KU Leuven which our daughter is going to learn from October this year.
It was so exciting to see so many young adults, they were eveyr where, the coffee shops and , snack bars, restraunts every where we could see them.
Some of the buildings were really old. It seems it was founded in 1425.
She could go and sit for lessons for 2 hrs and while she was doing that we explored the town and to my delight I found this 2 beautiful cooking shops.

Now to the recipe, made this cup cake on Valentines day.
It is a recipe from Matha Stewart, we all loved it, it was a really light cake, ofcourse the addition of buttercream I am not counting.
Did the same recipe, I halfed the measurment as 30 cupcake is a bit too much for us and also just added some red colour to the butter cream.


Makes about 30 cupcakes
1 3/4 cups cake flour, not self-rising
1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix on low speed until combined. Add butter, mixing until just coated with flour.
In a large glass measuring cup, whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla. With mixer on medium speed, add wet ingredients in 3 parts, scraping down sides of bowl before each addition; beat until ingredients are incorporated but do not overbeat.
Divide batter evenly among liners, filling about 2/3 full. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat process with remaining batter. Once cupcakes have cooled, use a small offset spatula to frost tops of each cupcake. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired. Serve at room temperature.

Makes enough for 30 cupcakes
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
6 to 8 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. With mixer on low speed, add 6 cups sugar, milk, and vanilla; mix until light and fluffy. If necessary, gradually add remaining 2 cups sugar to reach desired consistency.

57 comments:

Suparna said...

hi Hc,
good to see u back after ur break :) glad u had a nice time with ur daughter, all the best to her for the up coming college days :)The vanilla cup cakes look drool worthy
Enjoy!
TC

Priya said...

Such a delicious and very catchy cupcakes, lovely and vibrant colour frosting....yummm!!

sowmya.s said...

looks so pretty and delicious..

Sushma Mallya said...

eyecatching colour and so beautiful cup cakes...hope u enjoyed ur break with your daughter...

jayasree said...

Glad to note you had a lovely break. Good idea to color the frosting to suit V day.

kamalabhoopathy said...

Cup cakes looks yummy and cute

Aparna said...

Looks lovely, F. Looks like you are putting the decorating set and camera to excellent use.
Feeling reassured about your daughter's leaving home now?

Happy Cook said...

Aparna, after visitng the place i feel much better.

Angie's Recipes said...

Beautiful swirls! The colour makes me feel warmer!

An Open Book said...

good to see you bak in full spirit:)

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Oh! I go to Leuven often... are these the shops that are on the main shopping street?

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Oh! I go to Leuven often... are these the shops that are on the main shopping street?

Parita said...

Love the gorgeous red color..perfect way to celebrate V day!

notyet100 said...

this looks so yum,..;-)

Anisheetu said...

wow cakes looking so nice...

Deeba PAB said...

Welcome back F ... love the ♥ cupcakes, and love the trip you took to the daughters univ! Hey, nice to have you back!!

Bergamot said...

the cakes looks yummy, the color is very appealing

aquadaze said...

Good to see you back!

Cupcakes sound yum, but look even yummier with that vibrant red frosting! Irresistible.

Asha said...

So good to see you back. i just emailed you saying did you bake anything? :D

S must be thrilled to be there. I am sure she is nervous too but glad she decided to do there. You and me will be all alone with our husbands to deal with shortly girl! Haha!

Cupcakes looks delicious, great color too. I prefer cupcakes to muffins, always yummy to eat and small portions too.

Preethi Rajeev said...

very catchy and delicious cupcake. All the best to ur daughter

Happy Cook said...

Bombay_Brussels One is in the shopping street a big shop,which had lots of cooking and baking things, the other one is in a side street don't know the name as we saw that shop by accident to my delight.

Asha yeah it is true,and I just send you a mail back.

Vrinda said...

Yummy and colorful cupcake....

Ambika said...

Gorgeous cupcakes!!!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

hai HC..photo kandu njaan vaaya thurannu..ini nere ittal mathi....yumm yumm

indosungod said...

HC, it is that time of the year eh? She will be fine and you take care.
The cup cakes look gorgeous.

Sumi said...

great cup cakes...love the colour..will ur daughter be going to college, from home , or stay in leuven

Sayantani said...

thats what we mean by lovely treats or Love treats???such an enchanting colour. no wonder am in love with page HC.

PJ said...

Oh wow, the cupcakes look so delicious and pretty.. must have been a perfect treat for the v-day! Love the red colors and the sprinkled sugar on top.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

beautiful cup cakes. how did you get the nice red color ?

Deepa G Joshi said...

such a lovely and beautiful colored cup cakes with a yummy frosting..

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Cham said...

The color is bright, u made for V day?
All the Best for S. :)

Happy Cook said...

Cham yeah made this for valentines day.

Gulmohar said...

Eye candy, they are...Brilliant red color !

Elra said...

Omg, this cup cakes look so pretty. It makes me want to grab one right now.

simply.food said...

Beautiful cup cakes and lovely clicks.My 1st time here ,following your blog.You have some good recipes .

Anupama said...

Hi HC
I see that you have had cup cake cravings too. They look yum. Thanks for dropping by.

kothiyavunu said...

Gorgeous cupcakes!! what a color..looks very inviting!!

Laavanya said...

Cupcakes are always so cute and fun looks awesome. Good luck to ur daughter as she starts a new chapter...

5 Star Foodie said...

These are so pretty and sound perfect with vanilla flavor!

Vaishali Sharma said...

These cupcakes looks delicious Beautiful color too!

Preety said...

cupcakes looks amazing

Swapna said...

Nice to see you back! Cup cake looks so pretty and delicious! Swirls came out beautifully!!!

Alka said...

Loved the shocking colour...never ate any red colored cream cupcakes.Oozes valentine day spirits !

Jayashree said...

Love the colour of the frosting.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Those are so very pretty!! And I bet their yummy too.

Chef Jeena said...

Beautiful cakes with that lovely colored frosting.

AnuSriram said...

Cup cakes looks so delicious! Nice to c u back after the break!

Maria♥ said...

Hi HC

These cupcakes are so cute! I bet they taste good too.

Maria
x

Debbie said...

The cupcakes look delicious. I don't make them often enough and when I see such pretty ones I always want to make them right away!!!

Usha said...

Good to see you back. The cupcakes look yum and tempting !

Bong Mom said...

Trust you to find cooking shop where ever you go :) The cupcake color looks very vibrant.

How did S like her new school ? What is she going to study ?

Happy Cook said...

Bong Mom :-) hi hi i am always on a hunt for cooking shops where ever i go. She is going to learn Archologie.

Ivy said...

Your cupcakes look beautiful and were perfect for the occasion. How lucky you are to know from now where your daughter will be studying. The education system is quite different in Greece and we will only know depending on the grades she gets during the final exams in June and the results will be out in August.

Nina said...

This looks wonderful.Vibrant and appealing:)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

What a blast after the break... The cupcakes look so pretty and lovely icing color!!!

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lissie said...

Oh, loved the colour of the icing so much...! yummy cupcakes..

Glad to hear that Shyama has finalized her University! What is she going to take up?

Rina said...

Yummy cup cakes Happy!!