Mini Vanilla Cupcakes

I made these cute little cuppycakes for a baby shower recently. Love how they turned out! Delicious little bites, and so sweet with pink sprinkles — perfect for a baby girl. Gotta love Martha!

Mini Vanilla Cupcakes

Makes 24 mini cupcakes
Recips courtesy Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes cookbook

1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 to 4 tablespoons whole milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a mini muffin tin with paper liners.  Sift or whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.   In another bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.  Beat in vanilla.  Add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of milk, and beating until combined after each.  Fill liners 3/4 way full and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.  Cool on wire rack.

In a large bowl, on low speed, beat the butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla together with 3 Tbsp. of milk.  Add up to 1 Tbsp. more milk if needed to form a creamy, smooth frosting.  Spread on cupcakes or spoon into decorating bag with star tip to pipe onto cupcakes.  Decorate with sprinkles.

~ by spontaneoustruth on March 1, 2011.

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