Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Old Fashion Cupcakes

Something sweet in loving memory of my great grandmother, Cora Fay Dunkin.

Old Fashion Cupcakes 
Recipe Courtesy of Paula Deen


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

Old Fashioned Frosting, recipe follows

Old-Fashioned Frosting:
2 sticks butter, room temperature
8 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract or other flavoring


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside. 

Combine in a bowl both flours, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Mix on low speed until combined for about 3 minutes. Add in cubed butter, mixing until just coated with flour. 

Add eggs 1 at a time until combined. Slowly add milk and vanilla to batter until completely mixed scraping down the bowl as you mix. 

Scoop batter into baking cups filling about 2/3 full. Bake until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes. 

Cool and decorate with Old Fashioned Frosting. 

Old-Fashioned Frosting:
Cream softened butter and add 4 cups sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat with paddle attachment until smooth gradually add the rest of sugar to reach frosting consistency.

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Valentine's Cupcakes

This recipe was sooo yummy. The cupcakes turned out a little firmer than regular boxed cupcakes. The flavor was really good, very sweet and vanilla-y. The recipe was so easy. I love making my cupcakes from scratch. They just taste so much better. Give it a try, it's really not hard.

The frosting, oh my, I couldn't stop eating it out of the bowl.

I topped them with some store bought Valentine's sprinkles. We are going to be giving most of them away as V-day gifts.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Table For Two Cookbooks

Table For Two Cookbooks.

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