Friday, May 22, 2009

Cupcake and Frosting Recipe - Yum!

Happy Happy Friday!

Thanks for all of your sweet comments on my last post! I am not sure how the bf liked the cupcakes yet as I didn't see him before I left for work this morning! I'm certain he will L♥VE them because...sshhhh...don't tell anyone, but I tried one of the finished products last night and all I can say is yummy!

The cupcake is a yellow cake and one of the simplest recipes that I've found. The cupcake turns out moist and buttery, not at all dense or muffin like. The frosting is a simple semi-sweet/milk chocolate frosting made from a few ingredients and it comes together in no time. I highly recommend both recipes!

Easy-Mix Yellow Cupcake Batter
(from Elinor Klivans' Cupcakes!)

1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola or corn oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the egg and yolk and sugar until thickened and lightened to a cream color, about 2 minutes. On low speed, mix in oil and vanilla until blended. Mix in sour cream until no white streaks remain. Mix in the flour mixture until it is incorporated and the batter is smooth.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
Makes 12 regular cupcakes.

Milk Chocolate Frosting
(from Food Network Kitchens)

3 1/2 ounces milk chocolate
3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
  • Melt chocolate together. Add the confectioners' sugar, milk, butter, vanilla extract, and salt and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.


Diana...aka...MeMe said...

Thanks Angela!

Whitney said...

Oh this sounds so good! Thanks for sharing!

Amber said...

Cupcakes from scratch! You're so sweet!!

Prep in the Big Apple said...

Thanks! I cannot wait to try these!

Danielle said...

I am so impressed that you made the frosting. I made frosting a few weeks ago and it just didn't turn out that well.

I have decided to blame the recipe, because it obviously wasn't anything I did :)

Jessica said...

thanks for this =) i really need a good cupcake recipe for the next time i make cupcakes!

Chloe said...

I've been making mostly buttercreams, so I can't wait to try this chocolate frosting! thanks!!

Donna said...

Mmmm yummy. I am lazy, I use out-of-the-box cake mixes, lol!!!

Happy Friday!

Becky said...

GULP! Yummers

MaierHousehold said...

Thanks for sharing! I have a recipe for mini chocolate chip bundt cakes that uses sour cream and it makes those cakes so moist!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Um, I kinda just want to make the Milk Chocolate Icing recipe & eat it with a spoon. Would that be wrong? Have a great weekend!

emcr1229 said...

Your so sweet to share the recipes - Thank you

LuLu said...

Sounds yummy!!! Send some my way, will ya??!!

EmilyB said...

Just the thought of those literally makes my mouth water!!! Bonus points to you for making those for your bf. He will surely be pleased :)

Domestic Diva said...

Yummy!! Have a dandy weekend!!
xxxx me

Jill said...

Yum! These look so good and so professional... way to go!

Rachelle said...

Thanks for sharing! I will have to make these!


Amy (the Happy Mom!) said...

Thanks for sharing the recipes! Chocolate frosting on yellow cake is my FAVORITE! =)

jlc said...

Yay for cupcakes!!! Haha I love posts about cupcakes.

Hence my last three. :D

Have a beautiful weekend love!

Jules said...

Thanks for the recipe! I might have to try the cake recipe. It sounds delicious. I also love making homemade icing. There is nothing better!

Lis said...

YUMMMMM Thank you for posting this!! I really think cupcakes can just make your day!!