I have been baking cakes since long but never dared to post a recipe! I have always felt that there is so much more to learn & kept on postponing. After making dozens of cakes, now I feel confident about my baking skills. So here I am with with my first cupcake recipe with butter cream frosting !!
I baked 40 cupcakes for my son's birthday last week. He took 26 cupcakes to school & remaining I gave to his friends at our apartment. Made two batches of chocolate & a single batch of vanilla cupcakes.
Pardon me for the poor cupcake decoration...Preparation Time: 10 minsBaking Time: 20 mins
Recipe source for the cupcakes: CookcurrynookIngredients:
(Yields around 13-14 cupcakes)For vanilla cupcakes:
AP flour/Maida : 1 & 1/2 cups
Yogurt/Curd: 1 cup
Sugar: 3/4th cup
Cooking Oil: 1/2 cup (I used sunflower oil)
Baking soda: 1/2 tsp
Baking powder: 1 & 1/4 tsp
Vanilla extract: 2 tspFor vanilla flavored butter cream frosting:
Butter: 1 cup
Confectioners sugar/powdered sugar: 3 cups
Yellow food color: 3 drops
Vanilla extract: 2 tsp
Milk: 1-2 tbspOther ingredients:
Rainbow sprinkles** All the measurements mentioned above are leveled & not heaped!
Method:For the cupcakes:
Preheat the oven to 400F/200C for 10 mins. Grease the cupcake moulds with butter or place cupcake liners.
In a large bowl, mix the yogurt & sugar until the sugar dissolves completely.
Add the baking soda & baking powder to the yogurt mixture
Mix the baking soda & baking powder. Keep it aside for 5 mins. The yogurt mixture will turn frothy & will slightly increase in volume.
Meantime, measure & sieve the AP flour.
Pour in the cooking oil, vanilla extract to the frothy yogurt mixture & mix.
Add the flour & gently fold the mixture. Don't stir vigorously.
Scoop out around 2 tbsp of mixture to each cupcake mould.
Reduce the oven temperature to 360F/180C & bake the cupcakes for about 15-18 mins.
To check if the cupcakes are done, insert a toothpick & if it comes out clean, cupcakes are done.
Place the cupcakes on a wire rack & allow them to cool. (I cooled my cupcakes for about an hour!)For the frosting:Prerequisites: The butter has to be at room temperature.Milk has to be cold.
I poured in the butter & sugar to my food processor jar & pulsed it for 10 secs.
When it was almost done, I added 1.5 tbsp of milk, vanilla extract, food color & pulsed again for 5-10 secs. Frosting was all done.#In case, you don't have food processor, you could do it with your hand mixer/stand mixer. You could also mix it using your hands. Good exercise!!